With a working board of five dedicated individuals, the Colorado Springs Science Center emerged as an incorporated non-profit “Project” in May 2009 with a strong set of foundational values and a $60M vision to bring a world-class science center to the region. BSCS (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study), a global leader in science education, partners with CSSCP.
Initial programming for the community was launched in 2010 as the annual week-long Colorado Springs Science Festival, offering attendees of all ages high quality, hands-on science events and activities. Science on Tap was added in 2011 to provide a relaxed atmosphere for discussions on current science and technology topics presented by local scientists.
Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) partners with CSSCP in 2012. A memorandum of understanding is signed outlining plans for BSCS to relocate their office in the new CS Science Center building and to co-develop science education programming.
In 2013, the CSSCP Office Opened and the CS Festival Director was hired. Yuri’s Night annual party began in 2013 to raise funds for the initial planning phase and CSSCP was awarded Enterprise Zone Status.
As plans progressed, in 2014 CSSCP changed the name of the organization to Colorado Springs Science Center (CS Science Center) and adopted an updated brand identity and website. A Feasibility study to confirm attendance and revenue projections is underway. By this time, 50 volunteers are on various planning committees and more than 50 volunteers are working on programming committees for the CS Science Festival, Science on Tap, and Yuri’s Night.
To continue developing plans to bring a world-class science center to our community, in 2014 Colorado Springs Science Center will need development funds, to hire planning staff and define building program requirements.
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