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Pearson Field Education Center reopens

The Columbian
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HUDSON’S BAY — Pearson Field Education Center’s Open Saturdays restarted on Sept. 5, with limited attendance following closure due to the pandemic. Staff has made modifications to the facility to ensure safety; reservations must be made online or by phone for a 75-minute visit. State guidelines allow up to 10 people at a time. The center is geared toward youth of all ages to experience STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and features a flight simulator lab, vertical wind table, glider building, historic airplanes and collections on display. The first day reopened, the center saw 14 visitors between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. “It was so wonderful to hear kids’ laughter in the Education Center again. It’s been too long since we’ve had kids playing and learning with us,” said Bethany Spitzer, Pearson Field Education Center manager. “We know that the past few months have been challenging for kids and families. I’m glad that Pearson Field Education Center is open again, so that families can have somewhere to explore the science and history of aviation in a fun and safe environment,” said Michelle Marra, director of Education for The Historic Trust, which operates the education center. Entry fee is $7 for each individual age 6 and above. Admission is free for those currently receiving SNAP food assistance benefits. To make a reservation by phone call 360-992-1818 or visit pearsonfieldeducation.org/programs/open-saturday.

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