Our philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids' healthy development. Play is how kids learn--here, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.
I was working as a research biochemist when Don Verger, founder of The Discovery Museums, said, “join my new science museum!” That was the start of more than 25 years of making science accessible to kids—how wonderful is that? After working in labs at Dartmouth and Brandeis (which I also loved) I was now developing interactive science programs and exhibits, directing grant projects, and coordinating university and national collaborations. I’m currently directing our initiative to design and build an accessible treehouse, outdoor experiences, and environmental programs. I also lead our Science Communication Fellowship program, part of the national Portal to the Public network which brings scientists and public audiences together in face-to-face interactions. As a mother and a new grandmother, I’m also excited about helping with new exhibit development focused on early brain development for children ages zero to three and their families.
Recent posts by Denise LeBlanc
Are you a scientist? Most people would be quick to answer “no” about themselves. But in reality, we are all natural scientists and practice science in our everyday lives. We are born experimenters: from the baby who puts things in her mouth, to... READ MORE