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The Fleet Science Center elects 26 members for its new Advisory Council

September 28, 2018

San Diego, CA——The Fleet Science Center is excited to announce that its Board of Trustees voted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, to appoint 26 community leaders to the Fleet’s new Advisory Council. This first slate of members establishes the Fleet’s Advisory Council as an important part of the organization’s leadership. Members of the Advisory Council, who were elected to a one-year renewable term, will help represent the Fleet Science Center in the greater San Diego community.

“The Board and staff are honored to welcome the first members of the Fleet Science Center’s Advisory Council. We are very grateful so many dedicated community leaders stepped forward to help advance the Fleet’s mission to realize a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science,” said John Driver, Chair of the Fleet’s Trustee Affairs Committee.

The individuals elected to the Fleet’s Advisory Council include Scott Arnold, Steve Bjorg, Kim D. Blower, Mary Dutton Boehm, Dr. Mark Bracker, Carol Chang, Martha Dennis, Thompson Fetter, Jack Florio, Karen Gross, Steve Hart, Leonard Hirsch, Brian Keating, Dr. Mahesh Kumar, Brian Malk, Lori Fleet Martin, Mary Matava, Eric L. Michelsen, Victor Orphan, Mark Paddock, Elaine Ragazzo, Miyo Reff, Mario Scipione, Susan Tousi, Nishit Verma, Chuck Wheatley and Dr. Sara Zaknoen.

Members of the Advisory Council are tasked with promoting the Fleet’s mission by providing their diverse perspectives; their connections to local, national or international resources, colleagues or peers; and their philanthropic support. The members of the Advisory Council will serve as community ambassadors working with the Fleet to connect San Diegans to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future.

For more information on the Fleet Science Center’s Board of Trustees, please go to



About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit