Archive for May, 2011
Gateway to Science will be closing early today, Thursday, May 26 so our staff can help family and friends with flooding issues. Our hours will be 12PM-5PM. We will reopen Friday, May 27 for our regular hours pending any other flood issues. Thank You for your understanding.
The scholarship fund was established by Burt and Margo Riskedahl as a tribute to Dave and DeLaine Poppke, who have demonstrated their commitment to Gateway to Science through countless hours of exhibit development and financial support. We are grateful to have this fund available so that we can offer quality educational experiences for students who might otherwise not have the opportunity. If you would like to help provide science camp opportunities for students, donate to the Poppke Scholarship Fund today! Can you think of a better way to brighten a child’s summer?
~Beth Demke, Executive Director
The High Impact Seal of Distinction recognizes nonprofit organizations whose executive and board leadership has demonstrated a sincere commitment to producing superior results for the people of our region by improving their performance in five key areas of nonprofit management – Purpose, Platform, People, Resources and Results.
This innovative program, initially funded by the Bush Foundation, was piloted by Impact Foundation from 2009-2011, to build the capacity of nonprofit leaders to take their organizations from functioning well, to superior performing, high impact organizations.
To attain the High Impact Seal of Distinction, nonprofit executives and board members devoted hundreds of hours to complete a series of rigorous trainings, conducted an in-depth organizational assessment, developed measurable plans to improve their organizational effectiveness, and implemented key practices to dramatically improve results for the people they serve.
The nonprofit executives and board members who participated in the program are better equipped leaders, highly capable of engaging their organizations and their communities to more effectively address important societal problems.Beth Demke, Executive Director, and three Gateway to Science board members received individual High Impact Seal of Distinction awards for perfect attendance at all program sessions. Once awarded, this High Impact Seal of Distinction travels with the individual, serving as a testament to both their dedication and their understanding of what it takes to be a truly high impact organization. Board members awarded the High Impact Seal of Distinction: Randy Binegar, Karol Riedman and Karen Traeholt.
Impact Foundation will continue to offer the High Impact Seal Program with support from Dakota Medical Foundation. Impact Foundation’s mission is to build the capacity of nonprofits, businesses and individuals to maximize their societal impact. Learn more at www.impactgiveback.org.
If you love science like we do, and are friendly, self-motivated, and reliable, you may be the next Center Guide! We are now accepting applications.
Student staff members average less than 10 hours per week during the school year, and slightly more in the summer. We offer flexible scheduling. Duties include accepting admissions, interacting with visitors, maintaining a clean and inviting exhibit gallery, hosting birthday parties, and helping with events and other programs. Student applicants must be at least 16 years old.
Become part of our team and make a difference in the lives of children. Send applications to “Attention: Christie” at the address noted on the application form by June 8.
- Christie, Program Coordinator
Frances Leach Arts & Science Camp 2011 is ready to go! Are you ready for sunshine, action, and summer fun? Join the partners at High Prairie for Frances Leach Arts & Science Camp 2011!
This fun-filled day camp is:
August 8-12, 2011
Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex
1810 Schafer Street
Register by July 29th to receive a discounted camp fee!
If you are a member of any High Prairie organization you will be able to pay the member fee for the week!! These include: Central Dakota Children’s Choir, Gateway to Science, Shade Tree Players, Suzuki School of Music, Theo Art School.
Summer camps are just around the corner, and we can use your help! Would you be willing to donate your intact, clean junk to science?
Here’s what we can use in our upcoming camps:
* 2-Liter (or ½-gallon / 2 quart) plastic bottles with screw-on caps
* ½-Liter (or 16 oz) plastic bottles with screw-on caps
* ½-gallon cardboard milk cartons
* ½-gallon cardboard juice cartons with screw-on caps
* Corrugated cardboard boxes
Please drop off items by May 23 so we have time to prepare them to be used in the camps. Thank you so much!
- Christie, Program Coordinator