What happens next?
To the editor: Imagination Station is grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve received as we wait for the official results of the Nov. 6 election. As it stands, there is a real possibility that Issue 26 still ma
y pass. More than 13,000 provisional votes still have to be counted. Currently, we trail by only 1,075 votes.
With that in mind, we have received a number of questions about what happens now. The answer to that is simple – we will continue to deliver powerful science education to the community.
Children will continue to visit with school groups, outreach programs will continue in classrooms and families will continue to explore our science center together.
Imagination Station, in partnership with school districts, universities and local businesses, is committed to helping prepare future generations to enter STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career fields. Thirty of the fastest growing jobs in the United States require a background in STEM. At Imagination Station, our unique blend of hands-on exhibits and experiences plant seeds that excite, engage and inspire our future leaders to pursue STEM careers.
We help inspire a growing and diverse workforce to think like scientists – questioning, investigating and discovering new things every day.
Inspiring kids to love science will continue and, remains Imagination Stations number one goal.
We recently announced a 5-year traveling exhibition plan that includes our current exhibition, Sesame Street Presents: The Body, on display through January 2013, followed by Grossology.
We remain cautiously optimistic for a positive outcome and urge everyone to show their support of Imagination Station by visiting the science center, exploring the exhibits, participating in the exciting special events and remaining hopeful that when the final votes are tallied, Issue 26 will have passed.
If the levy fails, we will go back to the voters for the renewal of our public fund request in fall of 2013 with a compelling message. Without taxpayer support we can’t continue to fulfill our mission, inspiring a life of science in children and helping to prepare them for careers in a knowledge-based society.
Thank you again to all of our supporters.
Lori Hauser, CEO
At it again
To the editor: Good golly, Miss Molly, they’re at it again. For the last few years, the locals have been periodically afflicted with the petty disagreements in Walbridge government. A couple of years ago, township trustees were regularly bickering; they finally worked things out and peace reigned for a while. Several weeks ago – or was it months – there was animosity in council over various things. This doesn’t seem like the most productive way of getting voters’ attention.
The new “Please slow down” sign as we come into town from Walbridge Road is imaginative and eye-catching. But councilmembers aren’t happy with it. Council’s accusation of the sign being “cartoonish” shouldn’t be much of an issue since council chambers frequently seem to be the site for ridiculous scenarios anyway. If it’s redundancy councilmembers are worried about, they should have the ordinary 25 mph sign that everyone ignores taken down, and leave the conductor’s sign up, since it’s obviously more effective.
Since he did win re-election, some folks must approve of the mayor, although you’d never know it to hear council talk. It seems the mayor can’t do anything to please them. They really should find something constructive to do and quit clowning around. That inoffensive sign won’t do nearly as much to harm the reputation of Walbridge as the buffoons who are constantly arguing like little children.
Mary Jo Thieman Bosch