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Focus Groups Announced

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 Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay.

Your input will help guide the process for developing a long-range facilities plan for the site.

Discussion sessions will be held on
Tuesday, November 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, or
Wednesday, November 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Both sessions will be held in the activity room at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum located at 13240 S. West Bay Shore Drive. (See map at bottom of post.)

Our discussion will focus on programs, activities and uses of the site and how to create a place that will attract community members and visitors on a regular basis. Input we gather at this session will be used by the four organizations as part of the information gathered to determine a site plan and architectural drawings.

We are looking for a wide range of participants for discussions including representatives of all age groups, interests and perspectives.

Discussion participants will receive free children’s museum passes and an opportunity to win a drawing for a free sail on the Maritime Heritage Alliance’s schooner Madeline or a ride on the Watershed Center’s tug boat, the Bay Monitor. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

Registration is required at
November 8 session:
November 9 session:

One thought on “Focus Groups Announced

  1. Greetings!

    I did not know there was a limited number for participation for this discussion. I should have signed up sooner! If there is a waiting list for either of the Community Discussion time slots, I would be interested.

    I am new to town, a former environmental educator, and teacher. I have a business called Story Be Told Productions and offer workshops, trianings and programs using story to help people connect, communicate and clarify goals. After 18 years down-state. I have just moved my buiness to TC.

    I have years of planning experience and would love to get involved.

    Let me know if a slot opens up.

    Jenifer Strauss

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