AP Podcast – Episode 87: John Anderson talks about ‘FUN’ders, engaging the public with STEM content and the importance of thoughtful action


John Anderson is the Interim CEO of the Michigan Science Center in Detroit, MI.  No stranger to creating experiences, John talks about the incredible outreach programs conducted by his organization, the lessons he learned transitioning from an animal conservation and welfare operation to one that emphasizes STEM education, and the importance of slowing down and truly understanding your needs before embarking on a project.

And whether he knew it or not, John also made two ‘Seinfeld’ references during the conversation.  Did you catch them?

To learn more about the Michigan Science Center: https://www.mi-sci.org/

To connect with John Anderson: John Anderson on LinkedIn

We’d love to hear your thoughts or suggestions for future episodes, or any questions you have for the mail bag!

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