SOURCE: Discovery Science Center

Discovery Science Center

August 31, 2011 16:07 ET

Media Advisory: Discovery Science Center's Eco Challenge Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 31, 2011) -

Discovery Science Center (DSC) will host the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of its newest exhibit: Eco Challenge on Thursday, September 1, 2011. DSC and OC Waste and Recycling have partnered to bring a state-of-the-art, environmentally themed, eco-friendly exhibit to Orange County. Eco Challenge is an interactive exhibit area that combines elements of OC Waste and Recycling's mission to protect the environment and promote recycling with Discovery Science Center's ability to merge learning with fun.

Eco Challenge features three hands-on, interactive exhibit areas. First, visitors will master the skills of a green super hero in the Discovery Market by learning to become an eco-friendly shopper. Then, interactive activities inside the Eco Garage reveal the importance of identifying and properly disposing of household hazardous waste. Finally, visitors will get the dirt on trash in the Race to Recycle activity and learn how to be wise about sorting their trash to maximize resources and minimize the amount of recyclable materials going to the landfill. Throughout these challenges, members of the Eco Crew offer guidance at each decision point and serve as role models for visitors of all ages.


  • Joe Adams, President and CEO, Discovery Science Center
  • The Honorable Bill Campbell, 3rd District Supervisor, County of Orange
  • The Honorable Janet Nguyen, 1st District Supervisor, County of Orange
  • Dan Bolar, Chairman, Discovery Science Center

Thursday, September 1, 2011
8:30 a.m. -- Registration Opens/Breakfast Reception begins
9:30 a.m. -- Ribbon Cutting Program Begins

  • Speakers: Joe Adams, Supervisor Bill Campbell, Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Dan Bolar

9:50 a.m. -- Ribbon Cutting/Photo Op
10-11:30 a.m. -- Private Tours of Eco Challenge Exhibit

Discovery Science Center
2500 North Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Media interested in attending the Discovery Science Center Eco Challenge Exhibit Grand Opening should contact Dan Nasitka at or (714) 913-5018.

About the County of Orange and OC Waste and Recycling
OC Waste & Recycling manages one of the nation's premiere solid waste disposal systems serving residents and businesses. On behalf of 34 cities and over three million residents, OC Waste & Recycling operates a network of three active landfills and four household hazardous waste collection centers.

About Discovery Science Center
Imaginations run wild through more than 100 hands-on exhibits at Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana. Become an eco-superhero, stand under a real rocket engine and walk through the body of an Argentinosaurus! Traveling exhibits throughout the year ensure that there is always something new to discover. Open daily 10am - 5pm. For further information call us at (714) 542-CUBE or visit us online at

Contact Information

    Dan Nasitka
    Manager of Public & Community Relations
    (714) 913-5018