A Starry Night was had at Gardner Camp Thursday. The camp and Rotary cut the ribbon on its new StarLab, funded by the Rotary Foundation. StarLab is a museum-quality planetarium that will inspire area youth for years to come. The camp also dedicated a new Celestron Nexstar Evolution HD telescope donated in memory of Rotarian and Gardner Camp board member, Terry Anastas. ... See MoreSee Less
A recent $35,000 donation will show Quincy area students that the sky is the limit when it comes to learning. The Rotary Foundation of Quincy presented the donation to the Pin Oak Foundation to help purchase a StarLab, a unique learning experience in astronomy for area youth. Gardner Camp, in turn, is the direct beneficiary of this donation.
This donation advances the Rotary’s desire to support opportunities for improving our communities today by investing in the generation of tomorrow. By underwriting the StarLab, Rotarians are also supporting STEM education. (STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math.) STEM helps students acquire useful skills for making informed, inquiry-based decisions and students to build foundations for success in their futures, regardless of chosen career.
“We are tremendously grateful to the Rotary Foundation of Quincy. This donation allows us to bring a museum-quality planetarium to youth in our area and expand science learning for our schools,” states Amy Lefringhouse, Gardner Camp’s Executive Director.
Rotary Club of Quincy is part of Rotary International, a 110-year-old global network with 1.2 million members who believe “solving real problems takes real commitment and vision.” Rotary’s members are people of action who use their passion, energy and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects, from literacy, to peace, to water and health. Members vow to always work to better our world and stay committed to the end. For more information about Rotary, visit www.rotary.org.
Created in 2017, Pin Oak Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization utilizing contributions to provide support for non-profit youth programs within the Adams and Pike County areas of Illinois. Gardner Camp, located near Hull, IL, is an outdoor education and recreation center for community youth. Donations to the Pin Oak Foundation are always needed and welcome. They may be mailed or presented to State Street Bank Trust Department, 4820 Broadway, Quincy, IL 62305. For more information about Gardner Camp in general or the astronomy program, visit www.gardnercamp.org. ... See MoreSee Less