dear discovery supporter:
In February of this past year, Maine Discovery Museum emerged from an almost two-year pandemic closure to reopen. As many of you know, that doesn’t mean MDM was quiet - we spent that time creating Discovery Kits, launching the Maine Science Podcast, and building strong (and ongoing) partnerships with other organizations. And it wasn’t just our doors that re-opened; we welcomed the return of the Maine Science Festival in March, which included five days celebrating Maine science AND the long-awaited world premiere of The Warming Sea.
In addition to reopening, MDM staff and Board members alike have been deeply immersed in planning the next stage for MDM. It is *almost* hard to believe that 1998 was when the feasibility study took place and that MDM has served well over 1.5 million people since 2001. Our strategic planning process has been inspirational, and we are well on our way to determining how we can best serve Maine for decades.
The biggest change MDM has experienced this year was the departure of our long-time Executive Director, Niles Parker, who returned to the Nantucket Historical Association as its Executive Director in May. I am honored to be the Interim Executive Director of the Maine Discovery Museum. I consider myself lucky to lead one of the best organizations in Maine and the best team of people.
MDM is more than just what’s within the walls of our building. Our extensive STEM educational outreach serves Maine students through middle school, and our public science events reach people of all ages. We have thrived because of your support. You have helped us to cultivate curiosity and meet our mission: to help people of all ages discover the world around them through creative exploration and science. Please consider making a donation today.
With Deep Regards,
Interim Executive Director