Entrepreneurs Go “Nutty” for STEM-Based Interactive Edutainment Franchise Opportunity

Nutty Scientists Expands in U.S. Markets, Projects Record Growth in
2016

TUCSON, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The number
of STEM jobs in the U.S. has grown
three times as fast as
opportunities in non-STEM-related fields over the past decade, which is
causing American companies to voice concern about skilled applicants in
respective fields. To supplement traditional education and introduce
students to science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics at a
younger age, Nutty
Scientists
is responding to this increasing demand by expanding its
franchise footprint in the U.S.

Nutty
Scientists
,with its parent company Fun Science, is the leading
edutainment franchise in the world designed to engage K-6 students in
hands-on activities and generate interest in the sciences. Franchise
owners and instructors deliver award-winning curriculum at locations
throughout their communities including camps, birthday parties, after
school and in-class workshops designed to teach children about science
in a fun and collaborative way. With 14 locations currently in North
America, Nutty Scientists has introduced its interactive programs to new
U.S. markets this year including Fort Bend, Texas, Lafayette, Louisiana,
and Naples, Florida.

To continue expansion throughout the country, Nutty Scientists is
currently seeking qualified franchise candidates who want to make a
difference in the way children perceive and learn science. Development
in 2016 is projected to bring new franchise locations to new communities
in California, along the East Coast and across the country.

“We have made great strides this year in our U.S. expansion. Along with
entering three new markets, we have invested time into developing new
partnerships that will benefit our franchise system and introduced new
programs for children with localized lessons and activities,” said Shery
Christopher, Partner and Sr. Vice President Nutty Scientists USA, Inc.
“One of our proudest accomplishments from the past year is the
introduction of the Nutty Scientists Lab prototype, which allows
franchise owners to have a space of their own to host activities seven
days a week.”

The first official Nutty
Scientists Lab
prototype opened in October in Lafayette,
Louisiana
. Averaging 1,500 to 2,500 square-feet, Nutty Scientists
Labs are host to after school programs, interactive shows and special
events led by instructors trained to orchestrate detailed experiments in
a playful, yet structured atmosphere. A physical location is not
required for a franchise territory as Nutty Scientists prides itself on
maintaining flexible models that can be adapted to the needs of each
region it serves.

Originally founded by Santiago Martin in Madrid, Nutty Scientists has
served more than 9 million children in 40 countries and will celebrate
its 20th anniversary in 2016. Its proprietary programs have
been expertly developed with input from scientists, teachers and
educational authors from around the world providing a global scientific
perspective.

“Along with partnerships that will benefit our franchise partners, we
have joined the USA National Science Teacher’s Association to ensure the
curriculum is aligned with the Next Generation of Science Standards,”
said Santiago Martin, Founder of Fun Science & Nutty Scientists and CFO
of Nutty Scientists USA “As we expand our presence in the United States,
we will continue our mission to get kids excited about science and
leverage the scientific process as a hands-on way to learn and discover.”

Qualified franchise candidates do not need a background in science, but
will hold a passion for working with children and a desire to make a
difference in the community. Franchisees and their staff implement fun,
hands-on, spectacular interactive activities in the form of shows or
workshops related to science, which incorporate aspects of technology,
engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). The franchise provides proven
systems and comprehensive support, including marketing and operational
support and ongoing training opportunities.

About Nutty Scientists

Nutty Scientists is an interactive edutainment franchise designed to
engage children in hands-on activities and generate interest in the
sciences. Created for children in grades K-6, Nutty Scientists offers a
variety of programs with the overarching goal to raise test scores in
STEM-related fields. The franchise was founded in Madrid, Spain in 1996
and has grown to serve more than 9 million children in locations across
the U.S. and in 40 countries around the world. For more information
about the franchise opportunity and available markets, please visit www.nuttyscientists.com/franchise.

Contacts

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Lindsey Warriner, 847-945-1300 ext. 243
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