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Community Survey Goes Live

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We need your ideas! As you can read elsewhere on this site, we are in the process of planning a new and improved Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes for our community. Having completed four highly productive focus groups in November, we are now distributing a community-wide survey to determine a vision for the Discovery Center with broad appeal to various audiences. If […]

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Focus Group Report Available

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Four focus groups were held to assist in the Discovery Center’s long-range facility planning process between November 8 and November 20, 2011. A total of total 50 people generously participated, divided equally between men and women. Representatives from business, government, the nonprofit sector, education, and the community at large came together to share their ideas. A preliminary report was generated […]

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Another Focus Group Announced

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We need your ideas! Due to demand, we have added an additional focus group session. We were requested to add a session during the school-day to make it easier for parents with school-aged children to participate and share their ideas. If you were not able to attend one of our two prior focus groups, please […]

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Focus Groups Announced

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We Need Your Ideas and Insights to Enhance Our Planning for the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes Join us for a discussion about the future of the campus for the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes. The Discovery Center currently includes four organizations: Great Lakes Children’s Museum, Maritime Heritage Alliance, Traverse Area Community Sailing, and The […]

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Planning Blog Launched

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Planning for the future of the Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes is well underway. Cornerstone Architects, a highly qualified architectural firm has been retained to develop the design for new buildings on a beautiful campus that will best serve the members of the Discovery Center and the community. In early October, Pam Evans, lead consultant from NorthSky Nonprofit Network, facilitated a planning summit involving members […]