Hello everyone and welcome to our February newsletter. Much is happening in the way of the Gateway Science Tour. While it may seem that little has progressed toward our goal, nothing could be farther from the truth. While the really big news will have to wait a little while longer, the Gateway Science Center is on it’s way to nonprofit status. This is long overdue but will greatly speed up our progress.
Many of you have marveled at the display cases featured at my show. That’s nuthin. Yesterday, I was gifted with 6 new display cases from world-renowned collector Dan Capps. They are absolutely STUNNING!
Last summer I began filming a new series for YouTube. To those of you who have never filmed anything outdoors in Wisconsin this may not seem like that big of a deal. I want you to think about our weather, clouds, wind and sun. No two days are the same and getting video from one day to match the next is a pain. BUT I did manage to get some things done. Then it sat on my computer for 6 months. Well the good news is that I have finally started all the editing and it is coming together very nicely.
My favorite piece I’m working on is on Dung beetles. One of my very good friends took me to an exotic animal sanctuary and said, “You want dung? I’ll show you dung.” It was probably the most fun I’ve ever had filming and made lots of new animal friends. They weren’t always cooperative but still a very good day of filming.
As many of you know, the whole reason the Creepy Crawly Zoo is on tour again is because of the Gateway Science Center. Many of you have asked how you can help to make this place a reality. While monetary donations are always appreciated, the following is a list of things you can do. Most of these suggestions do not require much effort on your part, but they are of enormous help to me and the Gateway Science Center mission.
Over the last two decades with the live show, 95% of my business has always been word of mouth. You, the people, have always been the reason this show endured.
Our goal is to reach 1000 subscribers.
If you have any other suggestions I am always willing to listen.
YOUR DONATIONS WILL GO TO MAKING THIS VIRTUAL REALITY A REALITY!