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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2000
RAPID CITY JOURNAL ESTABLISHES GALLERY AT
CHILDREN’S SCIENCE CENTER
The Children’s Science Center has received a corporate gift from the Rapid City Journal in the amount of $ 100,000 to renovate the North Wing of the Center and establish the Rapid City Journal Gallery. The Rapid City Journal is establishing the Gallery in recognition of the Journal’s vision, generosity, and support for building a better community.
The Children’s Science Center serves as an inquiry- based informal science education and community outreach program that focuses on learning by doing and making learning fun. By providing a location for educational programs, the Journal has demonstrated its commitment to the youth of this region and to the promise that each child provides for the future. The Journal recognizes the value of introducing children to the wonder of science, encouraging the process of inquiry, and the journey toward understanding.
The Rapid City Journal Gallery will be utilized for field trips and other group orientation sessions, for children, family, and teacher workshops, community seminars, and overnight educational programming. The Gallery will also serve as a location to hold science seminars, science and technology presentations, and video and multi- media presentations. Rotating exhibits will be displayed in the Gallery that will also serve as a venue for Story Time for children, and as a location to hold children’s birthday parties.
The corporate gift received from the Rapid City Journal will be used to restore and update the Gallery to its original grandeur. The restoration includes reinstalling wood paneling and details; repairing and replacing windows; repair stone flooring; update lighting, electrical, and mechanical systems; open the ceiling to expose beams; install a glass wall between historic details and the lobby; and remove asbestos from the ceiling texturing.
“ We are very excited to have the Rapid City Journal onboard in our effort to provide a hands- on science museum for children to enjoy,” said Craig DeTample, Director, Children’s Science Center. “ The renovation of the North Wing and the addition of the Rapid City Journal Gallery to the Center will enhance what we have to offer children and provide a venue for fun, exciting, and interactive learning to take place.”
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