About Us

How we got started

The Dr. James H. Porter Center for Science and Mathematics was started in 1991 as a project of the Lake County Superintendentsí Association, under the direction of Lake County Superintendent Dr. James H. Porter. Dr. Porter pulled together a team of community leaders who created the vision and the start-up of the Porter Center. The Center was originally named the Lakeland Area Center for Science and Math and, at its onset, provided hands-on science experiences for all Lake and Geauga third grade students. In 1992, a fourth grade program was added and by the end of 1994, all fifth graders were participating in Science Center activities at The Holden Arboretum and Lake Metro Parks FarmPark. In 1997, upon Dr. Porterís retirement, the Centerís name was changed to reflect his dedication to local science education. The Porter Center was housed at the Auburn Career Center until the 2008-2009 school year. The space was provided as a generous in-kind contribution from Auburn Career Center. ( more )

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