The Connecticut Science Center, located in Hartford, Connecticut is making Connecticut and the surrounding states smarter by inspiring lifelong learning through interactive and innovative experiences that explore our changing world through science.
They strive to create an engaging and sustainable science center that serves families and schools and has a significant impact on student and adult learning in Connecticut. They seek to develop the minds of future thinkers and inventors who will compete in the ever-expanding global marketplace for technology and innovation.
They open science to a more diverse audience, engaging students and families from all social and cultural backgrounds in the Center and its programs. As a statewide resource for science and technology education, they want all visitors to learn science through unique methods beyond the traditional textbook.
Through the IBM On Demand Community volunteer program, local IBM professionals are helping the Connecticut Science Center achieve their goal of taking science out of the textbook and bringing it to life in their exhibit halls and laboratories by sharing their own experiences with science and technology through presentations, seminars, lab experiments and demonstrations.
In addition to the science center’s exhibits and programs, they also operate greener. On December 4, 2009, the Connecticut Science Center became the first science center or museum in the United States to generate the majority of its energy needs on-site using Power fuel cell technology which is among the cleanest energy-generation sources available in the world today and meet the strictest U.S. emissions standards. This is one of the reasons The Connecticut Science Center Officially Received a Gold-Level LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). LEED awards are given by the U.S. Green Building Council to projects that show a high level of commitment to sustainability through design and operation.
Christopher Zack, Hartford, Connecticut, USA #gdchallenge