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DO 06 - Leg. Anker - PR

Posted on: November 12, 2020

Legislator Anker Presents Tesla Science Center with Grant

County Legislator Sarah Anker and Tesla Science Center Executive Director Marc Alessi

SHOREHAM, NY – Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker recently presented the Tesla Science Center with a $6,000 grant, which is awarded to organizations that benefit tourism and/or cultural programming in Suffolk County. The grant was utilized to pay for operational costs related to the restoration of Nikola Tesla’s laboratory and the construction of a new visitor’s center. The Tesla Science Center plans to turn Nikola Tesla’s last remaining laboratory into a science museum celebrating science and the history and contributions of Nikola Tesla.

“Thank you to the Tesla Science Center for their devotion to the accessibility and advancement of technology, and to the preservation and restoration of the historic Nikola Tesla’s laboratory,” said Legislator Sarah Anker. “Our community has benefited from the presence of the center and the wide range of virtual resources available through their Virtual Science Center.”

"The need for virtual education increased dramatically due to COVID-19, as educators, parents, and students looked for safe, connective e-learning options,” said Executive Director Marc Alessi. “In response, Tesla Science Center aggressively expanded its virtual education programming. Thousands of people are benefitting, but we needed support to continue. Thanks to the Suffolk County Omnibus Grant facilitated by Legislator Anker, critically needed virtual education will be available to many more people in our community."

The Tesla Science Center recently completed renovations on the chimney and cupola of Nikola Tesla’s laboratory. The center is moving forward in the next phase of renovations and is on track to complete the construction of the visitor’s center by next year. While the museum and visitor center remain under construction, the center has created a Virtual Science Center that is available on their website. The Virtual Science Center features podcasts, informational videos, and virtual STEM camp programs and activities for all ages. For more information, please visit https://teslasciencecenter.org/
County Legislator Sarah Anker and Tesla Science Center Executive Director Marc Alessi

Pictured: Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker and Tesla Science Center Executive Director Marc Alessi

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