Archive for April 25th, 2011

12th Annual Gala on Friday, June 3

Monday, April 25th, 2011

On Friday June 3rd the Science Museum of Long Island celebrates their 12th annual gala fundraiser at the Swan Club in Glenwood Landing. This year we are honored to present Angela M. H. Schuster with our SMLI 2011 Science Achievement Award.

A graduate of Columbia University, Ms. Schuster is currently the Editor in Chief of the Explorers Journal, co-editor of “The Looting of the Iraq Museum Baghdad”, contributing editor at Archaeology Magazine and freelance writer for The New York Times. In her own words, Angela likes to think that as a trained archaeologist and science writer, she is an “eyewitness to adventures and discovery.” She takes these adventures and puts them into words to share the importance of science with the reader.

Angela has the unique opportunity to be the medium between the actual adventure and the translation of it to adults and children alike so that they too may feel the thrill of the “find.” Ms. Schuster takes this responsibility very seriously and when you meet her, you will feel the enthusiasm that she generates. As a children’s museum, SMLI encourages hands–on experiential learning so children have the chance to enjoy the fun of science while hopefully developing a lifelong passion for it.

For almost 50 years, under Executive Director, Dr. John Loret, the Science Museum of Long Island has made this our mission. Please join us June 3rd for an evening of dinner, dancing, auctions, a few surprises and most of all the opportunity to raise funds for the restoration of the Museum building on the beautiful 40 acre Leeds Pond Preserve on Manhasset Bay. This will ensure the continuation of exploration for the next generation and beyond.

We invite you to take this journey with Angela Schuster and honor this young woman’s dedication while supporting a very special science facility right in your own backyard. This is a chance to show your support to SMLI, which in many cases has seen its pre-school children through college with a love for a science discipline that they first experienced at the Science Museum of Long Island.

For further information and to purchase tickets, please call 516 627 9400 ext.11.