Sep 04 2012
Open House Planned for Proposed Bowen Park Science Centre
September 4, 2012- The City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture department is seeking input regarding a proposed privately funded Science Centre to be located in Bowen Park. The centre is being proposed by the Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society (NS3).
Public feedback will help the department assess the community’s support of locating a privately funded Science Centre in the park. To this end a public open house is planned for Saturday, September 8 from 10am-2pm on site in the lower parking lot off of Wall Street near the volleyball courts.
Over the past year NS3 has held a community visioning session, design charette and program development workshop regarding their plans for a science centre. The group has support for the science centre from school districts in the area, Vancouver Island University, DFO, local scientists and teachers, community leaders and a variety of other groups and organizations.
Information boards and a community survey will be available at the open house. They will also be made available online at www.nanaimo.ca and can be emailed to anyone interested who cannot attend the open house up request. The survey regarding the proposed centre is still available online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3SSNJ6C.
For information about the project please contact Suzanne Samborski, Senior Manager Recreation and Culture Services at 250 756 5200. For information about NS3 visit www.nanaimoscience.org