About Shore Lab Discovery Center and Our Mission
Shore Lab Discovery Center is a 501 (C) (3) organization founded and incorporated in the State of Florida in 2009. The Board of Directors are non-compensated volunteers. We are in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service, The Florida Department of State and the Florida Solicitation Act. Our profile can be found at www.guidestar.org.
Our mission is to help today’s youth and audiences understand the role science, technology and creative thought will play in navigating and securing the future. Ultimately, we want to facilitate the transfer of knowledge to all ages and backgrounds through problem-based experiences with scientists and filmmakers at sea.
Our commitment is to create a first-hand learning experience and appreciation for the role that science and film play in understanding the natural world and how scientists use both to determine solutions to some of the most pressing environmental issues facing humankind and our planet.
Our program philosophy is based in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and Next Generation Science Standards.
Our vision is to inspire others into becoming innovators, dreamers, lifelong learners, creative thinkers and environmental stewards.
Our values are simple. We believe in creating an atmosphere of equality, fairness and trust by recognizing that strength lies in teamwork. We provide exceptional service internally and externally by exceeding the expectations of our peers and those that we serve. We are committed to quality and excellence in all that we do and we embrace innovation.
Our creed is to advocate for education, promote technologies that conserve our planets resources, explore our world in new ways, encourage cultural diversity, inspire personal growth and tolerance.
All missions have a begining and our mission starts with the words from another dreamer-E.E. Cummings
Cummings wrote-"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our touch, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."