blog author Denise LeBlanc
Denise LeBlanc

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

a boy bends down to look in a mirror while upside down
September 7, 2017

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

three young adults stand together
February 16, 2017

Can your child name a living scientist? Can you?

a girl and her made-at-home suspended table, called a harmonograph
September 8, 2015

"Why?”  “Why?”  “But, why?”