The Children's Discovery Museum Dedicates Bill's Backyard

Posted by Megan Toeniskoetter
October 19, 2017 | Keywords: Community  Events  Non-profit  


The Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose dedicated its new outdoor exhibit space, Bill's Backyard, on October 19.  Bill's Backyard is the new outdoor learning environment with a focus on environmental and science education.  Bestselling author and chairman emeritus of Children & Nature Network Richard Louv, whose books have helped launch a movement to connect children, their families, and communities to nature, provided the keynote address. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo spoke about the museum's leading role in making San Jose a nature-rich city for all children. Museum Board Chair and Toeniskoetter Construction President & CEO Dan Amend served as the emcee for the event.  The exhibit is named after retired Agilent Technologies CEO and Museum Board Member Bill Sullivan. Learn more about Bill's Backyard here.

(Pictured left to right: Dan Amend; Marilee Jennings, The Children's Discovery Museum Executive Director; Mayor Sam Liccardo; Bill Sullivan; Mike Flaugher, Chair of the Open Space Authority Santa Clara Valley)


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