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Akron Fossils & Science Center exists to connect people to the truth of creation. How we answer questions of origins is critical to how we view ourselves, our families, our community, our nation and our world. Are we the result of billions of years worth of accidental random processes? Or are we instead the products of design with a purpose? Could there be an intelligent designer who is the mastermind behind all that we observe in the universe? Our Science Center was established to try to provide answers to these important questions.
Our Science Center features hands-on guided tours and science activities. Our exhibits display many fossils from Ohio and around the world. We look forward to having you visit our 4,500 square foot museum and 2 1/2 acre outdoor adventure park called Truassic Park.
How We Got Started
Our museum and outdoor adventure park (called Truassic Park) was built over a period of two years by William Sanderson and his good friend Dennis Osborn. A majority of fossils and artifacts in the museum itself are from Mr. Sanderson's private collection that he started when he first conceived of the idea of building a creation science museum.
Why Study The Past?
Because it is not possible to scientifically and empirically test an event that has occurred in the past, we must look at the remains from the past to properly understand how life began and what life was like so long ago. We must ask the question: Is the fossil record (and other lines of evidence from the past) best explained by an evolutionary model or a creation science model of origin and development? And which of these two models best predicts what we observe and are able to test in the world today?
Come see our fascinating fossils and exhibits that ask the age-old questions of life. Find answers by using the tools of the scientist and historian. Come unlock the doors to truth with us. What you discover will change your life!
Our Science Center is run by a dedicated group of employees and volunteers.
We welcome your phone calls and e-mails. If you have a general question but don't know who to direct it to please call the Science Center at 330-665-DINO (3466) or send an e-mail to our main office.
Founder & Director of Finance
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William Sanderson owns and operates a financial planning company. He has been in financial services for over 30 years, and provides individual financial planning, as well as financial planning through “Money 101” and “Asset Preservation” workshops.
He has been an active member of several associations, including the Akron Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and the society of Financial Service Professionals. He served on the Malone University Graduate School Advisory Board, and served for 8 years on the United Methodist East Ohio Conference committee on stewardship.
Bill served as a seaman in the U.S. Navy for one year and was given an honorable discharge for a knee injury received prior to his service. Bill was a middle school teacher from 1983-1986 and taught in the West Clermont and Cincinnati Princeton School Districts of Ohio. As a former school teacher Bill has always maintained an active interest in all sciences. Reading, studying and inquiring led him to found Akron Fossils & Science Center in May of 2005.
In addition to CLU and ChFC designations, Bill earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Miami University in Ohio, and a Masters Degree from Malone College, where he wrote his graduation paper on financial planning for professional clergy.
Bill is married and is a dedicated father and grandfather.
Bill is the lead guide for our annual Wilderness Canoe Trip. He is also an active participant behind-the-scenes of the Science Center.
As the Program Director at our Science Center, Jodie Brewer creates and directs action-packed camps, science classes, and birthday parties for children ages 5-12. She has 17 years of experience working with children, youth, and adults. Jodie is also the author of many educational children's programs like Camp Creation, Searching the Scriptures, and Sleepover Sisters that she oversees in churches in the Akron area. She enjoys learning about creation science and sharing her knowledge with others.
Jodie is a home-educator and enjoys reading, creating, organizing and spending time with her family.
Jodie oversees our Creation Day Camps, Super Science Saturday program, and hosts our Birthday Parties.
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Jacki is our very organized, detail-oriented office manager. Jacki has been an Administrative Assistant for over 12 years. She finds the job rewarding because she loves to organize and brainstorm ideas with her co-workers. Challenges at work just make the job that much more rewarding.
Jacki has been married to her husband Ron for 29 years, and together they love to ride their 1986 Harley Lowrider. They have taken many vacations on that bike. Jacki is a casual bird watcher and has a passion for the American crow and hummingbirds. She joined our team in early 2013 and has been a great help in the everyday operations.
Jacki is involved with the annual Silent Auction fundraiser, and oversees the Gift Shop inventory, donation processing, reservations for groups and families, as well as our volunteer projects.