Science World launches campaign with face of young Bonnie Henry

World needs more nerds

Science World has launched a fundraising campaign named "The World Needs More Nerds" calling for its followers to help fundraise to keep the geodesic dome's doors open.

The iconic science centre has also released a photo of B.C. Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry at age 7. 

Henry will be featured in campaign imagery as well as Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Science World says it may reopen to the public later this summer and possibly sooner for summer camps after it closed doors in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In April, the beloved waterfront science centre stated that it might be forced to permanently close doors due to a lack of revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

After closing doors on March 13, it lost a whopping 85 per cent of its revenue immediately.

As of April 6, the organization had to temporarily lay off its part-time staff and that all of its full-time staff have taken at least a 20 per cent pay cut.

Now, Science world states that, "A clear truth that’s emerged from all of this change is that science is essential and is needed more than ever. The world needs more nerds!"

What do they mean by a nerd?

"A nerd is someone who loves what they love, no matter what," writes the science centre in a release. 

"They bring passion, wonder and curiosity to everything they do. Nerds are all-in. That’s the nerd way. Always 100%, because 110% is not scientifically possible."

Science World adds that nerds are heroes, and names B.C. Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam, and Anishinabek Nation Chief Water Commissioner Autumn Peltier as some of the country's most important nerds.

"The world needs more people like this. Wonder seekers. Problem solvers. World changers. Science World is in the business of inspiring nerds. And now, they need help from the community to ensure they are still here to do that tomorrow," adds Science World.

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