Don Harrington Discovery Center
Log Number: ARPML-250702-OMLS-22
The Don Harrington Discovery Center, a science center in Amarillo, Texas, will develop a culturally relevant and responsive community program celebrating scientists, philosophers, technologies, and the history of science from countries representative of Amarillo's refugee communities through rotating exhibits and community programs. Through this program, the broader community will learn about the scientific accomplishments and societal impact of their new neighbors' cultures. This project also will provide culturally relevant STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning opportunities to engage refugee youth around STEM concepts and potential careers in STEM and combat pandemic-related learning loss within these communities. Finally, the program will help the science center overcome challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic by attracting more visitors through new programs and exhibits, increasing revenue, and leveraging contributions through program support and new sponsorship opportunities.