20. Education Division

A key emphasis is placed on all levels of education (and entertainment). Not only is the program aimed at visitors from eight to eighty, but to Web visitors as well. Furthermore given the eminence of the universities in New York and within a 100 mile region, like the Museum of Natural History, with around 15-20 economics, business, accounting and finance professional departments it is expected that eventually (like the American Museum of Natural History) a graduate degree and postdoctoral program can be worked out in collaboration with several universities, colleges and business schools. Furthermore education department can be a natural complement to the National Council for Economic Education

An organization chart is presented below. Details of specific staffing size together with basic cost estimates will be presented in a separate document.

A separate business plan draft presents details on staffing as well as many financial estimates, there is also a discussion of sources of nonearned income. A separate document on the education program and its potential (school and adult) is projected. Governance and the nature of boards are specified in a separate document.

Concerning the latter the first step which is has been completed calls for the formation of a not-for-profit institution. We are in the process of enlarging the board of trustees aiming at 20-30 and raising the seed money for the virtual museum, Economica and the employment of a project manager. The projected form of the Exploratorium is a not-for-profit with a board of 30-40 and a science advisory board of 15-25 drawn from the academic, legal and accounting professions in order to guide the scientific and technical development. Ideally there should be an appropriate affiliation with the American Economic Association and other professional societies in law and accounting.