Headwaters Science Center Celebrates 25 Years

Headwaters Science Center Celebrates 25 Years


WEIMANN.>>>THE HEADWATER SCIENCE CENTER IN BEMIDJI HAS EDUCATED AND ENTERTAINED PEOPLE IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA FOR DECADES AND IT HIT A MAJOR MILESTONE OVER THE WEEKEND. OUR REPORTER MALAAK KHATTAB HAS MORE ON THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION.>>Reporter:IT OPENED ITS DOORS TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME 25 YEARS AGO. THE HEADWATER SCIENCE CENTER WAS FOUNDED ON MARCH 6th, 1994 AND HAS SINCE BECOME THE ONLY SCIENCE CENTER IN THE BEMIDJI AREA.>>THE CENTER IS REALLY UNIQUE IN THAT NOT VERY MANY TOWNS OR NO OTHER TOWNS THE SIZE OF BEMIDJI HAS A SCIENCE CENTER.>>Reporter: THEY FOCUS ON SCIENCE PRINCIPLES, SUCH AS MATH, PHYSICS. KIDS ARE ABLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SCIENCE IN A FUN, INTERACTIVE AND INFORMAL WAY.>>I LIKE THE HOT AIR BALLOON WHEN YOU LIGHT IT ON FIRE AND THEN IT GOES ALL THE WAY UP.>>AND I LIKE THE ANACONDA AND THE SNAKES.>>Reporter: THEY SAY A LOT OF WHAT KIDS DO IS SCIENCE AND PEOPLE CAN COME INTO THE SCIENCE CENTER AND DO MATH PUZZLES OR PLAY WITH BIG BLUE BLOCKS. THEY OFFER A VARIETY OF INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS TO THE PUBLIC, BUT YOU CAN MEET MY NEW FRIEND HERE IN THE CRITTER CORNER.>>HE’S BEEN HERE ALMOST SINCE WE OPENED. HE’S BEEN HERE FOR 24 YEARS OR SO.>>Reporter: PEOPLE CAN SEE DEMONSTRATIONS OF RAPTORS AND LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT SPECIES THEY HAVE AT THE CENTER. THE HEADWATER SCIENCE CENTER IS GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT AND PLAN ON BEING AROUND FOR ANOTHER 25 YEARS. MALAAK KHATTAB, LAKELAND NEWS.>>Dennis: VERY BRAVE.