It is more important than ever to build a community that values science, and that ensures equitable access to science learning and career opportunities for all.
Science ATL is at the center of this work in metro Atlanta. Your donation in any amount helps to bring people together through the wonder of science.
Know a Science Superstar?
Our community is full of curious kids and adults who are using science to change the world, help others, and make Atlanta a better place. And we all know someone who is just super curious about our world and asks great questions. This season, honor your favorite professional or amateur scientists with placement on Science ATL’s Gallery of Science Superstars!
For a $100 donation to Science ATL, your science superstar will be featured on our website gallery and receive a custom message from Science ATL recognizing their contributions. Meanwhile, your contribution to Science ATL will bring more people together through the wonder of science!
Submissions accepted through December 31, 2022 – you can even submit your own name.
If you are not interested in honoring a superstar, that’s okay! You can still make a donation in any amount.
See below to learn how supporting Science ATL is building community through science!
You Can Bring MORE People Together Through the Wonder of Science
With a donation to Science ATL, you will:
- engage more than 50,000 curious kids and adults with unique science learning experiences at public events like the annual Atlanta Science Festival and Race Through Space,
- empower youth to lead community STEM education initiatives through our Georgia Chief Science Officers program,
- strengthen partnerships between schools and STEM companies/universities in the STEM Professional School Partnership program,
- curate a community calendar of public science events,
- build an equitable community of science lovers in Atlanta!
Explore our 2022 Annual Report to learn more about the community impact we can have together.
Meisa Salaita, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Science ATL
“As one of the executive directors of Science ATL, I have the lucky task of getting to attend lots of Atlanta Science Festival events. A few years ago, I walked into a lab space at GSU Perimeter College campus in Clarkston to find a bunch of families doing colorful chemical reactions. When I left, happy that our attendees were enjoying science, I stumbled into a line of kids waiting for their turn to enter the event, all students from The Fugees Academy in Clarkston, a school for refugees. I started talking to one of the children — a 15 year old boy named Abdullah who came here from Syria the year prior without knowing any English. I asked him if he liked science, and he told me that he didn’t have science in his grade at school.
I can’t describe what I felt in that moment knowing that our event was opening a door to this child who had faced so much hardship. We were helping him see the magic of science. His enthusiasm was palpable — he was so, so excited. Although it was just an hour or two in Abdullah’s life, to me, it was a potential beginning for him – an entry into the inspirational world of science. My heart feels full everytime I think about Abdullah and the fact that he is just one of tens of thousands of kids we see every year.”
Tjuan Dogan, Board Member, Science ATL
“I love seeing the excitement and curiosity in students as they learn through science, creativity, arts, and innovation. I’m honored to serve on the Science ATL board because we get to bring more of this STEAM-based excitement to students in metro-Atlanta throughout the year. We also partner with businesses, schools, and nonprofits to advance science education. Please join me in supporting Science ATL and advancing the wonder of science in our communities.”
Paula Garcia Todd, Chemical Engineer and AAAS If/Then STEM Ambassador
“I am so thankful I found Science ATL! As a STEM professional with a desire to do more outreach in our community, Science ATL provided me with the network and resources to reach more people than I ever imagined.
At a time where science literacy has become more important than ever, Science ATL is providing a critical service to Atlanta, not only continuing to educate the general public on science, but creating a STEM network right in our backyards. Our economy and lifestyles rely on the collaborations of innovators and problem-solvers. Science ATL creates these connections and works to build a community of critical thinkers, ready to tackle our challenges today and in the future.”
Mark Mandica, Executive Director, Amphibian Foundation
“Science ATL matters to me because it provides us with regular opportunities to engage with our community about science, and the natural world that we are working hard to protect. Science ATL’s program and contagious passion is a vehicle that allows us to connect, in meaningful ways, to the broad and diverse Atlanta community — both the science enthusiasts and the sci-curious.”
Additional Ways to Give
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Give the gift of science! Make a donation in honor of your friend or loved one. Or head over to our Science ATL Store where you can get some science swag for your favorite person AND make a donation all in one.
Mail your donation check to:
Science ATL Inc.
601 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
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Science ATL Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 47-1652595. Your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.