Lake Erie Nature & Science Center seeks community feedback

Survey will help nonprofit center develop roadmap for the future

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is working to cast a wide net as it conducts a year-end survey aimed at gleaning community feedback.

“We’re trying to make it as easy as possible for a wide range of voices to have input into our planning process for the coming year and beyond,” said Center Executive Director Catherine Timko. “A nonprofit organization like ours, which relies on community support to carry out our mission, should keep a finger on the pulse of the region as we plan for the future.” 

The Center has posted an online survey link on its homepage at, set up a lobby survey station with a laptop and paper surveys available and sent thousands of emails seeking opinions.

“We think it’s crucial for us to be responsive to the needs of our constituents as we move forward,” said Timko. “We are grateful to be a valued resource already, but we’re working to be even better.”

The anonymous survey includes 15 questions with room for open-ended comment. The Center is also compiling a list of volunteers to participate in roundtable discussions.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is a regional center of excellence that features a planetarium, more than 100 live exhibit and educational animals, wildlife rehabilitation and a wide variety of educational programs and classes. The nonprofit organization annually serves more than 180,000 children and adults. For more information, visit or call 440-871-2900.

Shawn Salamone is Community Relations Manager at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. 

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Volume 2, Issue 22, Posted 5:11 PM, 10.28.2010