Fresh Programming in Food Heroes Courtesy of The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation

The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation helps feed curiosity with fresh programming

At Orlando Science Center, we deliver awe-inspiring programs to encourage people to get hands-on with STEM and nurture their curiosity about the world we live in. Funding from The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation will enable OSC to create programming featured in our new Food Heroes exhibit sponsored by Orlando Health that melds the culinary arts with critical instruction on the impact of healthy food systems on our overall well-being.

Fresh programs include hands-on cooking demonstrations and farming workshops, reimagined live shows where visitors can step into the role of a soil scientist and conduct experiments, and expanded possibilities for speaking engagements with real-world experts.

We deeply appreciate this grant award from The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation as it makes it possible for us to create and pilot a fresh series of programs that highlight innovative technologies and STEM concepts related to our food and food systems.

Brandan Lanman
Vice President of Visitor Experience at Orlando Science Center
Guests controlling robotic arm to pick strawberries in Food Heroes exhibit

Orlando Science Center was one of six projects chosen from over 30 applications the foundation received from across the United States. “This year’s grant recipients have such range in the way they will impact the community.” says Chuck Steinmetz, Foundation co-founder and former Chair of the Orlando Science Center’s Board of Trustees. The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation placed special emphasis on funding new programming, or supporting ones in their infancy. Projects also possess the promise of sustainability and the development of models which can be replicated across Central Florida, the state, and the U.S.

Orlando Science Center is excited to present this programming to our students and visitors with support from The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation. To stay up to date on programming, be sure to follow us on social media and check our calendar of events!


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