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The Michigan Science Center Opens Doors For Youth Design Free Day, September 24, Featuring Steam Activities With Shakespeare In Detroit And The Detroit Zoological Society

Event is Free to the Public Thanks to Support from Strategic Staffing Solutions

Detroit, Mich., September 12, 2022 – The Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) will open its doors for free to the public on Saturday, September 24, hosting activities in the science of stage production and animal conservation with Shakespeare in Detroit (SiD) and The Detroit Zoological Society, courtesy of support from Strategic Staffing Solutions.

“We appreciate the support of Strategic Staffing Solutions and our partners, Shakespeare in Detroit and The Detroit Zoological Society, for helping us host a community free day that brings children and families closer to art production and animal conservation,” said Dr. Christian Greer, president and CEO of the Michigan Science Center. “The many activities they have planned demonstrate the incredible variety of career pathways that can be pursued when learnersembrace STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics).”

“Strategic Staffing Solutions is always glad to collaborate with community organizations to create public events that educate and entertain attendees of all ages,” said Cynthia Pasky, founder and CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions. “Our continued support of the Michigan Science Center symbolizes our company’s commitment to supporting local institutions that make a difference in the lives of everyone living in metro Detroit.”

While tickets are free, visitors must make reservations in advance to attend the Community Free Day on September 24. Please visit to make reservations, which will be available on Monday, September 12. Hours of operations will be 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Free Day Activities

Shakespeare in Detroit’s STEAM program provides artistic and vocational training to kindergarten through 12th graders in Detroit and focuses on the science of lighting a production, the technology of sound design, the engineering of a form or costume, the art of classical performance and mathematics involved in building a set.

During their visit to Mi-Sci, SiD will feature the following demonstrations and activities:

  • Science of Sound: Rain stick, thunder stick and bell
  • Technology of Lighting: Light board and flashlights with gel lights
  • Engineering of a Form: Sewing machine and fabric for stitching
  • Art of Classical Literature: Scenes and monologues from a Shakespeare play to act out
  • Mathematics of Set Design: Playdoh and a miniature set

The Detroit Zoological Society will share exciting activities that inspire guests to connect with the natural world and support skills like inquiry, empathy, critical thinking and informed decision-making.

Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center staff will host stations focused on animal welfare, conservation, sustainability and humane education.

  • Guests will explore animal welfare research through the science and tools of thermal imaging infrared cameras.
  • Guests will take on the role of a Conservation Officer, learning about how the Zoo designs studies that inform about wildlife populations locally and globally.
  • Guests dig into the STEM in sustainability, exploring how trees and other plants can help us address climate change.
  • Guests will get to design and problem-solve as a “solutionary,” a person who solves issues affecting animals and the environment, while learning how the DZS is committed to helping all animals, including domestic animals like dogs and cats and wild animals like wolves and tigers.

Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is a woman-owned, global IT consulting and business services corporation that delivers staff augmentation, managed services, total workforce management programs and direct hire recruiting with industry expertise in financial services, energy and utilities, oil, healthcare and insurance, telecommunications and retail distribution. S3’s Consultants are placed with Customers through the U.S., Europe and the Americas. Founded in Detroit, MI in 1990, S3 has reported consistent growth and profit every year and carries zero debt. Since 2000, it has donated more than $42 million to charities and community organizations around the world.

The Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is a Smithsonian affiliate that inspires nearly 250,000 curious minds of all ages every year through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) discovery, innovation and interactive education in Detroit and across Michigan. As a STEM hub, MiSci focuses on developing and introducing expanded education programs, exhibits and initiatives to empower and enrich our children and community. Through our Traveling Science Program and distance learning initiative, ECHO, we are expanding beyond our Detroit-based facility, with a goal of reaching all 83 counties of Michigan. With the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater, live science demonstrations, lab activities and 220+ interactive exhibits, there are dozens of ways to customize your MiSci visit. The Michigan Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and does not receive funding from Detroit or the state of Michigan. For more information, please call 313.577.8400 or visit the website,

Shakespeare in Detroit is a nonprofit performing arts organization in Detroit with three programs that include professional productions, special events and its educational program—Shakespeare STEAM. More than 14,000 have seen the organization’s work to date and nearly 2,000 Detroit students have been the beneficiaries of the STEAM programming that has also given away $22,000 in scholarships during its summer youth conservatory.

The Detroit Zoological Society – a renowned leader in humane education, wildlife conservation, animal welfare and environmental sustainability – operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center.  With an annual regional economic impact of more than $167 million, the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak is one of Michigan’s largest paid family attractions, hosting more than 1.3 million visitors annually.  Its 125 acres of award-winning naturalistic habitats are home to 2,800 animals representing 239 species.  The Belle Isle Nature Center sits on a 5-acre site surrounded by undisturbed forested wetlands on Belle Isle State Park in Detroit.

We are here for you.

As we progress forward, together as a community, MiSci reminds everyone to continue practicing everyday preventive actions to help avoid illness. Learn more about what MiSci is doing to guests and employees safe.

In an effort to bring something new and immersive to you every day during this time, we have switched to a virtual presence as we work to safely open up the building for you, our MiSci family. Check out our ECHO Live program weekdays at 2:30 p.m. on our Facebook Page.