Turner Center for the Arts Holds Groundbreaking for Children’s Imagination Station

The Turner Center for the Arts recently broke ground on the Meta Shaw Coleman Children’s Imagination Station. This 10,000-square-foot facility will allow youth the opportunities to explore STEAM-based disciplines and careers in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The fun and innovative learning experience will introduce children to career opportunities within the region.

“The Children’s Imagination Station complements more than three dozen creative programs offered in the other four facilities on our Campus, providing interconnectivity between those programs and serving every age in the family,” said Executive Director Sementha Mathews. “The Lowndes-Valdosta Arts Commission Board of Directors and the Turner Center Staff are particularly excited about this new facility that will stretch the creativity in young minds and inspire young people to consider countless STEAM career paths.”

The Children’s Imagination Station is named after lifelong educator Meta Shaw Coleman, an early childhood educator who founded and operated a nursery school. The purchase of the Children’s Imagination Station property was made possible by a generous donation from Dan and Carolyn Coleman, in memory of Dan’s mother. Meta helped launch Valdosta’s Head Start Program and later taught at various Valdosta City Elementary Schools, Valwood School, and Wiregrass Technical College. She is remembered for her service to many local organizations and boards to advance the quality of education and life in our community.

Click HERE for a brief video and learn more about the Meta Shaw Coleman Children’s Imagination Station.


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