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November 11, 2021

Acton, MA – Discovery Museum is pleased to welcome Andrew Magee to its Board of Directors.

Andrew Magee is a retired partner at Epsilon Associates, Inc., an environmental engineering and consulting company specializing in securing environmental approvals for real estate, energy, and infrastructure development projects for public and private sector clients. He has more than 35 years of experience in the conduct and management of environmental studies and scientific investigations.

Andy has been very active in local governance and served two terms on Acton’s Select Board; he currently chairs the Town’s Open Space Committee, a sub-committee of the Conservation Committee.  He has also served multiple terms on Acton’s Sewer Advisory Committee, the Water Resources Advisory Committee, the Conservation Commission, and the Community Preservation Committee.

He has been involved in conservation activities for many years and serves on the boards of both the Sudbury Valley Trustees, where he is a former Board President, and the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition, for which he is the current Treasurer.

Andy has also served for many years on the Discovery Museum’s Building Committee, which, among other significant campus projects, oversaw the construction of the new Discovery Museum building in 2018.

Andy holds both a BA and MA in Geology from Boston University. He is an avid bird watcher and has “birded” much of North America. He has lived with his family in Acton for more than 37 years.

“We are thrilled to add Andy to our Board after many years of productive collaboration with him,” said Harry Hollenberg, Board Chair. “Andy has long been a part of the Museum community as valued voice and active contributor to the Building Committee. Now, Discovery Museum has begun implementation of our 5-year Sustainability Plan and is well along into our conversion to 100% solar power. Andy’s expertise, perspective, and passion for environmental sustainability and conservation will be relied upon as we complete this and other essential steps toward the Museum’s more sustainable future.”

 

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About Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum that blends science, nature, and play, inspiring families to explore and learn together. The museum and its Discovery Woods accessible outdoor nature playscape and 550sf treehouse blend the best of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning on a beautiful 4.5-acre campus abutting 180 acres of conservation land in Acton, MA, about 20 miles west of Boston. Originally founded in 1982 and expanded to two museums in 1987, the museum reopened in a single, 16,000sf accessible building after a complete renovation and expansion in early 2018. Hands-on, open-ended exhibits developed by professional educators inspire curiosity and exploration, providing a fun and engaging experience for children and adults to discover their world together. Serving families and schools from towns throughout the region, the museum is devoted to informal education that enhances classroom learning. Discovery Museum is committed to accessibility and is a proud recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts Commonwealth Award, the only winner in the Access category, and a 2018 LEAD® Community Asset Award from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, please visit www.discoveryacton.org. Discovery Museum is a community-supported non-profit organization.

Discovery Museum programming is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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