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JOHN COVERT WATSON AWARD FOR VISION

Bonnie Baskin, Founder, Science Mill

Science and nature education are inextricably linked and now, more than ever, it is critical that future naturalists and educators be inspired and directed by science. The Science Mill in Johnson City pulls it all together in fun, dynamic setting. The brainchild of recent hill country resident, Dr. Bonnie Baskin, who took a 19th century granary and transformed it into a high-tech, hands-on hall of exhibits guaranteed to ignite the enthusiasm and curiosity of every visitor, meeting students of all ages on their terms with technology that brings life and transparency to key science concepts. Dr. Bonnie Baskin turned a neglected gristmill into a science museum in the Hill Country. Such vision!

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ABOUT JOHN COVERT WATSON

John Watson is a visionary architect who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright and has created a number of organically designed homes. John was the private landowner of what is now Westcave Preserve. John recognized that the public had a great desire to visit this very unique hill country canyon and he had the vision to partner with our life-long friends at the LCRA to create Westcave Preserve which was dedicated to the restoration and preservation of this extraordinary property.