The Science Zone announces the hire of our new Executive Director. Steven Schnell joins the staff downtown to lead the science center as it celebrates 10 years of
incorporation. Steven holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and
Information Systems from the University of Nevada, Reno. Steven replaces Carrie O. Schroeder, who after serving as the director since the fall of 2009 has decided to pursue a Master’s Degree at Willamette University in Portland, Oregon.

Steven begins his tenure on May 15 and plans to welcome a new Best of STEM
exhibit in July from the University of Montana in Missoula as well as a new exhibit: from NRG! entitled Sustainable Choices in September of this year. Steven’s expressed vision for the future of The Science Zone organization is to enable kids to develop a strong interest in and passion for the sciences and the natural world.

The Science Zone strives to provide high-interest, hands-on learning experiences to the public of all ages, thereby making involvement in science a regular and fun part of their patron’s lives. Their goal is to become the premiere science center in Wyoming, through partnerships in our community and other communities throughout the state.

The Science Zone is located at 111 W. Midwest Ave. in Casper,WY and open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday from until 6:30; Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children ages 2-18. Children under 2 and members are always free. For more information, visit them online at or call 473-9663.

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