7 reasons to support Liberty Science Center this Giving Tuesday

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As a nonprofit institution, Liberty Science Center relies on generous supporters like you to help us inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, and excite learners of all ages about the power, promise, and pure fun of science and technology.

You can help by making a tax-deductible donation on Nov. 27, known as Giving Tuesday, a global day of philanthropy observed on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Interested in learning more about how your donation will support future scientists and technology leaders? Here are seven reasons to support Liberty Science Center this Giving Tuesday:

1) Your donation will build the next generation of doctors and medical professionals.

Liberty Science Center’s award-winning Live From Surgery program offers students the unique opportunity to peer into an operating room and interact with medical experts.

Students watch live during actual kidney transplants, robotic surgery, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery procedures, and more. While it happens, students get to communicate with the surgeons and medical professionals, and even physically hold the instruments viewed on screen. They leave each session with an understanding of the career opportunities they could one day have in the medical field.

A $15 donation will give one at-risk child the opportunity to view a virtual Live From Surgery session. A $100 donation will give four students the opportunity to physically attend a Live From Surgery session here at LSC.

2) Your donation will support teachers throughout the state.

LSC’s Professional Development programs provide teachers with the tools and training they need to bring science to life in their classrooms. By doing this, we’re able to reach exponentially more kids – not just those who visit LSC, but those in classrooms throughout New Jersey.

A $100 donation will provide two teachers with professional development opportunities. A $1,000 donation will provide up to 25 teachers with professional development opportunities.

3) Your donation will build the next generation of scientists.

LSC offers laboratory workshops for all ages that allow learners to explore topics in physics, biology, chemistry, life sciences, engineering, and more.

Even our youngest learners receive an enriching experience. In our chemistry workshops for ages 8 and under, kids don goggles and use liquid nitrogen to cool matter, then learn how to classify materials by their observable properties.

A $25 donation will give three at-risk children the opportunity to participate in a chemistry workshop created specifically for young learners.

4) Your donation will help provide a scholarship for our Partners in Science program.

For 30 years, LSC’s Partners in Science program has provided an intensive, eight-week summer experience for high school juniors and seniors. The program pairs students with mentors in science, health, and technical fields and challenges them to participate in ongoing research and independent projects.

Last summer, the projects included studying scaffolds for stem cells to heal fractures in the human body and developing educational astronomy programs for children and families.

A $1,500 donation will provide one high school student with a Partners in Science summer scholarship stipend.

5) Your donation will build the next generation of makers.

LSC’s MakerLab is home to 3D printers, vacuformers, and more of the latest programming and fabricating tools. Even more important: We have educators who show students exactly how to use them.

In our MakerLab workshops, students learn how to build costumes, make their own Star Wars-inspired saber, turn doodles into 3D art using a 3D pen, construct circuits, use tools such as TinkerCad and Blender, make drones, create 3D-printed models of Mars, and so much more.

A $500 donation will provide 17 students with one of these unforgettable workshops in the MakerLab.

6) Your donation will build the next generation of robotics experts.

In 2018, the science of robotics has moved beyond science-fiction movies and TV shows. Robots are used to perform surgeries, defuse bombs, find missing people, and more.

LSC offers robotics programs that allow students of all ages learn how to make robots a reality.

A $100 donation will provide four at-risk students with a laboratory workshop such as our “Ready, Set, Robotics!” course for grades pre-K-2 or our “Robotics Lab” for grades 9-12.

7) Your donation will give a student a trip to LSC.

No matter the size of your contribution, your donation matters. A $10 donation will give one at-risk child the opportunity to spend a full day exploring LSC.


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