Discovery Center at Water’s Edge: A New Era of STEM Learning Unveils on November 10, 2023


Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery and innovation as the Discovery Center at Water’s Edge (DCWE) proudly announces the grand opening of its Preview Center on Friday, November 10, 2023. This exciting event promises to bring the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to life in a captivating and interactive way.

Event Highlights:

Virtual Ribbon Cutting (1: 30 p.m.): Join us virtually for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony that marks the beginning of an educational adventure like no other. Experience the excitement as we unveil DCWE’s Preview Center to the world.

Family-Friendly Celebration (4-7 p.m.): Gather your family and friends for an afternoon of fun and exploration. Engage with our hands-on exhibits and enjoy live demonstrations suitable for all ages.

A Vision of Discovery: For over a century, Northeastern Maryland has been a hotbed of technological innovation, with ties to pioneering developments in computing, energy, 3D printing, agriculture, and more. DCWE envisions itself as a place where new worlds are discovered, connections are made, STEM literacy is nurtured, new technology is presented, and science history is uncovered.

Phases of Growth:

  • Phase I (2023): The Preview Center opens its doors, offering a sneak peek into the future vision for the DCWE in STEM education, leading-edge technology, and science heritage.
  • Phase II (2025): A 10,000-square-foot facility will feature 12-15 hands-on exhibits, an outdoor exhibit overlooking the Bush River, flexible spaces, additional classrooms, and a store.
  • Phase III (2028): DCWE will triple in size with the construction of a 35,000-square-foot permanent facility, poised to welcome over 100,000 visitors annually.

About the Discovery Center at Water’s Edge: DCWE is a trailblazing educational institution dedicated to nurturing a lifelong love of learning and exploration in STEM. Our mission is to create an inclusive environment where people of all ages can engage with interactive science exhibits, attend enriching workshops, see new technology, learn about the local science heritage, and discover the fascinating world of STEM. We aim to spark curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking, empowering the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.

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