Innovative interactive classes to educate and inspire this and future generations through The 117 Society.
The American Museum of Science and Energy and the K-25 History Center is very excited to announce today the debut of The 117 Society. Named in honor of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s key role in the creation of element 117, Tennessine, The 117 Society is our highest membership level, designed to provide unique access to a range of AMSE and K-25 History Center programs and resources. In turn, members of The 117 Society provide vital support to our museums.
Part of that support will fund classes being created about the Periodic Table – one directed at elementary school students, the other for high school students. Members of The 117 Society will be able to direct us to offer one of these impressive classes at a school of their choice, at no charge to that school. No matter where you live, we will work with the US based school of your choice to offer the class virtually, and we will ensure the class meets the standards of any state.
Other benefits of being a member of The 117 Society are access to special online content, exclusive events at our museums, access to our speakers, 117 Society branded merchandise, and recognition at AMSE. If desired, the member or his or her company will be acknowledged through one 30 second spot on 2 future episodes of AMSEcast, our very popular podcast.
In the spring of 2022, we will have an event at AMSE celebrating this new endeavor which we hope you will attend. In the meantime, please become an inaugural member now. Unique membership content is now in development and will become available to members this fall, and when you sign up you can reserve a spot for the school of your choice to receive our Periodic Table class starting in the fall of 2022.
Every day AMSE continues its long tradition of presenting stellar programming, exhibits and educational resources. Support of the 117 Society is vital to our ability to offer our programs and resources to our community and to the world.
To join The 117 Society, members are asked to donate $1,000 in year one, and commit to payments of $1,000 annually for the next two years. After that, to stay in the Society, members will pay $500 annually. If, after your first year in the Society you send other new members to us, your payments for years 2 and 3 will be reduced to $750 annually.
We have always appreciated the amazing support given to our museums by those in our community and beyond. What we do at AMSE and the K-25 History Center is important – as we teach about the history of Oak Ridge, the vital work done here since, and the promise of tomorrow, we are an engine of STEM education. Helping to educate and inspire this and future generations is what we are all about, and by joining The 117 Society, you give us the support we need by becoming a vital part of our team.
We appreciate your considering this opportunity, and I hope you will join – just let us know if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much and come see us soon at AMSE and the K-25 History Center.