RELEASE: Museum of Life and Science hosts Congresswoman Valerie Foushee and NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy
August 31, 2023
For Immediate Release – August 31, 2023
Ro Rode, Digital Marketing Manager
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Durham, NC — In an effort to underscore the significance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and community involvement, Congresswoman Valerie Foushee and NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy paid a special visit to the Museum of Life and Science. The visit took place on August 30, drawing attention to the pivotal role that museums and science centers play in fostering learning, innovation, and collaboration within local communities.
The distinguished guests embarked on an immersive tour of the Museum, a hub of innovation and discovery known for its interactive exhibits and transformative educational programs. Congresswoman Foushee and Deputy Administrator Melroy engaged in meaningful discussions with staff members, highlighting the vital work the Museum is currently participating in to strengthen STEM education and informal science learning, particularly within the Spanish-speaking communities in the area and across the country.
“We are honored to host Congresswoman Foushee and Deputy Administrator Melroy at the Museum of Life and Science,” shared the Museum’s President & CEO Carrie Heinonen. “Their commitment to education and diversity mirrors our values, and their visit reinforces our commitment to empowering every community member to engage with science and technology.”
The joint visit by Congresswoman Foushee and NASA Deputy Administrator Melroy serves as a poignant reminder that collaboration between public officials, government agencies, and community institutions can have a transformative impact on educational access and diversity in STEM fields.
About the Museum of Life and Science
Located less than five miles from downtown Durham, the Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina’s top family destinations. Our 84-acre campus includes a two-story science center, one of the largest butterfly conservatories on the East Coast, and beautifully landscaped outdoor exhibits. Our interactive experiences include Dinosaur Trail, Ellerbe Creek Railway, Hideaway Woods, Into the Mist, Earth Moves, and Aerospace, which features one of the largest collections of Apollo-era NASA artifacts in the state. The Museum is also an AZA-accredited zoo, home to rescued black bears, lemurs, endangered red wolves, and more than 60 species of live animals. Last year, the Museum celebrated its 75th anniversary and its ongoing commitment to Durham, the Triangle, and North Carolina communities. To learn more, visit lifeandscience.org.