Highway City Community Science Center Workshop Re-Opens

Posted: September 5, 2019

Funded by:  The City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department, Dan Sudran, of The Community Science Workshop Founder’s Fund

WHAT:          The Re-Opening of the Highway City Science Community Science Workshop /

Summer Programming Culminating Event

WHEN:          Saturday, September 7, 2019
                       11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:       Highway City Community Science Center Workshop

                       5140 N. State Ave

  Fresno, CA 93722       

The science workshop staff and I are thrilled and grateful to have an opportunity for children to experience experimental learning that comes with the re-opening of the Highway City Science Community Workshop. On Saturday, September 7, the City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department will celebrate the grand re-opening of the facility to serve the surrounding local neighborhoods, student and school districts by Shaw and Highway 99.

The Community Science Workshops, Dan Sudran of the Founder’s Fund is partnering with the City of Fresno to support its award-winning program that will offer year-round science programs, summer and winter science camps, field trips, after school programs, and river camps surrounding the Fresno area.

The science center has a variety of hand tools, gadgets, musical instruments, stimulating hands-on exhibits and a host of items to explore including a full size 30-foot baby gray whale skeleton, and the largest blue whale jaw bones on the planet.

Mr.Sudran started the first Science Workshop in California and is driving in for the ceremony, along with other partners who will be watching the success of the program as a model.

Curtis Gabrielson from the Community Science Workshop Global alliance who works out of Greenfield CA, coming to represent the organization and says this program has been working for 25 years and has taught hundreds of thousands of kids in the Fresno area, since 1995, when it was at Dickey’s Park / Chicano youth center, Granny’s Park and Mosqueda community center but those programs are no longer in existence and Highway City is the new permanent science center location.

“This (science) program is an amazing example of a successful partnership” – Curtis Gabrielson, Community Science Workshop Global alliance.Yes, we’re a parks department – but this is the strongest educational component that we have, and it’s unique not only in the San Joaquin Valley, I want to say it’s unique throughout the state – there are not many parks departments that have a full blown science program like we do, I mean the City of Fresno should be so proud of this.

Grand Re-Opening Flyer
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