Adventure Science Center
Thursday, May 31st
Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program
Adventure Science Center Is ONE of 500 Finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good Program
Help us win a new car to make an even bigger impact on our community by increasing outreach programs in Middle Tennessee!
Vote and tell your friends to vote for Adventure Science Center at www.100carsforgood.com on Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Please set a reminder to vote by going to www.100carsforgood.com and clicking on the 'finalists' tab. Find 'Adventure Science Center' on the first page and click 'remind me'. You will then receive a reminder to vote on May 31, 2012.
Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will be awarding 100 vehicles to 100 nonprofits across the country over the course of 100 days based on votes from the public. A total of 500 nonprofits were selected from more than 4,000 applications nationwide. We are hoping to win a new Sienna to help Adventure Science Center continue to present a busy schedule of critical community outreach programs to over 25,000 students each year.
Currently, educators depend on a staff owned 17 year old SUV that has clocked more than 155,000 miles for 75% of the Center’s outreach programs. Educators transport from 50 to 1,000 pounds of program supplies to schools, libraries and community centers within a 100 mile radius of the science center in staff owned vehicles. Outreach programs include:
- iHealth Diabetes Prevention Program: year-round activities centering around preventative health at local public schools.
- Digital Exploration Learning Lab: a three session design and animation lab using up to 20 laptops.
- 'Science On the Go': a series of high-interest STEM programs that are adaptable to support Tennessee grade level expectations for grades K-8. Programs include hands-on activities related to renewable energy, robotic engineering, squid dissections and more.