MANCHESTER — The SEE Science Center is joining science centers throughout the world in promoting sustainability this November.
Sunday, Nov. 10, is International Science Center and Science Museum Day, calling attention to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals at science museums around the world. The 17 goals established by the United Nations in 2015 include ending poverty and hunger.
The SEE Science Center will be assisting local efforts by collecting food for New Horizons in Manchester this month. The shelter, food pantry and soup kitchen are most in need of tuna, beans, canned chicken, peanut butter and healthy snacks.
SEE visitors are invited to drop off a canned or boxed non-perishable food item and receive $1 off admission per person per donated item through Dec. 1 (the discount is only valid on the same day the donation is made, and it cannot be combined with other offers).
SEE will be offering sustainability-themed activities on International Science Center and Science Museum Day and on additional days in November.
“Visit SEE on November weekends of the 9th and 10th and 23rd and 24th to explore water use, conservation and to consider the future of our neighborhoods through hands-on activities,” a museum news release states.
From 1 to 2 p.m. on those dates, visitors will have the opportunity to explore recycling and make their own artwork from recycled materials. All activities show how science and technology can serve the greater good for the planet and its people. There is no cost beyond regular admission for these activities; all materials will be supplied.
The SEE Science Center is at 200 Bedford St. and can be reached at 603-669-0400 or www.see-sciencecenter.org. It will be closed Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day.
More information on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals can be found at www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/.