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Watershed program expands to educate area youth

// August 16th, 2012 // Comments Off on Watershed program expands to educate area youth // Press Releases

 Watershed program expands to educate area youth
ScienceSouth receives $19,808 Monsanto Fund grant 

FLORENCE, S.C. (July 26, 2012) – A U.S. resident uses an average of 100 gallons of water each day– twice as much of an average European resident, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. With consumable water scarcer than ever, it’s up to America’s youth to understand and protect this precious resource for future generations.

ScienceSouth will now be able to supplement its watershed program, thanks to the Hartsville Monsanto site which nominated the organization for a $19,808 grant.

The science education center, a nonprofit in Florence, S.C., provides school and on-site programs, summer camps, teacher training and public events such as “Sidewalk Astronomer.”

ScienceSouth will use this grant to expand its watershed program, which teaches water quality to youth.

“This grant, used to purchase a new PASCO SPARK Science Learning System and probe ware, will allow us to include activities appropriate for middle and high school students,” said Stephen Welch, ScienceSouth executive director. “The new equipment measures and assesses pH, dissolved oxygen content, carbon dioxide content and conductivity of water samples from the communities in which the students live.”

“We will also use the grant to offer a free, environmental science camp for at-risk, minority high school students next summer,” Welch said. “It will cover topics including water quality, ecosystems and more.”

Dawn Fraser, Monsanto Hartsville site lead, also was excited to play a part in the donation. She received positive feedback about ScienceSouth and its work with various groups in the community. Fraser knows Welch personally and has seen how committed the organization is to furthering children’s interest in science at all levels.

“I am delighted that ScienceSouth received this award from the Monsanto Fund,” Fraser said. “This organization works with many children in our local area, exposing them to science that they aren’t otherwise exposed to. The Monsanto Fund’s support of this organization is critical in helping to develop an early interest in science among youth.”

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company awarded the $19,808 grant to ScienceSouth during a presentation on July 26, 2012.

“We appreciate the Monsanto Fund’s willingness to invest in the science education of the future workforce,” Welch said. “Water quality and accessibility have become important topics of interest in South Carolina in recent years and will continue to rise as the demand for consumable water increases.”

This year, the Monsanto Fund awarded 100 site grants to nonprofit organizations in 26 states. In South Carolina, ScienceSouth was the only recipient of a grant. The Monsanto Fund continues to provide support to organizations, such as ScienceSouth, to help strengthen communities where farmers and Monsanto employees live and work.

About the Monsanto Fund

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.

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AT&T SC Awards Funding for ScienceSouth on Wheels

// September 14th, 2010 // Comments Off on AT&T SC Awards Funding for ScienceSouth on Wheels // Press Releases

Florence, SC, September 14, 2010- AT&T* SC has awarded ScienceSouth $25,000 to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

“ScienceSouth is very pleased with the generous support from AT&T. This funding allows ScienceSouth to continue to advance its mission of improving the science and technology skills of our children who will be our future leaders,” said Jim O’Loughlin, chairman ScienceSouth Operating Board. “AT&T is to be commended on its support of this most important initiative, particularly at this time when economic challenges are placing tremendous pressure on our educational system.”

During today’s press conference at Carver Elementary School, ScienceSouth issued proclamations to Congressman James E. Clyburn and Senator Hugh K. Leatherman for their continuous support of ScienceSouth and its programming.

“Science education is so important in our global, high-tech economy,” Congressman Clyburn said in a statement. “That is why I am so supportive of the work that ScienceSouth is doing to get students excited about science. Their work is laying a foundation that will help us grow a new generation of students interested in pursuing careers in the science field that will help our state and nation remain competitive.”

“As our world and our economy becomes more science oriented, it is imperative that our students receive a world-class science education,” Senator Hugh K. Leatherman said. “ScienceSouth is a large part of science education in the Pee Dee area. I continue to be impressed by the work and the mission of ScienceSouth. AT&T recognizes the importance of ScienceSouth as well, and I thank them for their generous and ongoing support of ScienceSouth.”

The AT&T grant will allow K-12 grade students across seven Pee Dee school districts the opportunity to engage in hands-on, standards-based programming.

“Education goes so much further than the classroom,” said Pamela L Lackey, state president, AT&T South Carolina. “Working with ScienceSouth, through projects like Science on Wheels, emphasizes our commitment to helping educate all our youth and better prepare them for the future by bringing the classroom to them,” said Lackey. “These children are tomorrow’s leaders. AT&T recognizes this and invests in projects that support the STEM curriculum of science, technology, engineering, and math.”

School districts to receive programming are: Florence School District One, Florence School District Two, Florence School District Three, Florence School District Four, Florence School District Five, Dillon School District One, and Williamsburg County School District.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About ScienceSouth
Established in 2000, ScienceSouth is a nonprofit educational organization with the mission to advance scientific understanding and increase the competitiveness of future generations in all areas of science. ScienceSouth provides hands-on, minds-on standards based programs to schools across the area via ScienceSouth on Wheels.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.

© 2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

ScienceSouth To Receive Funding From AT&T SC

// September 10th, 2010 // Comments Off on ScienceSouth To Receive Funding From AT&T SC // Press Releases

Grant will sponsor ScienceSouth on Wheels programs in the Pee Dee

Florence, SC, September 10, 2010- On Tuesday, September 14, 2010 AT&T SC will announce funding for ScienceSouth on Wheels. The press conference will begin at 9:00 am at Carver Elementary School in Florence.

“ScienceSouth is very pleased with the generous support from AT&T. This funding allows ScienceSouth to continue to advance its mission of improving the science and technology skills of our children who will be our future leaders,” said Jim O’Loughlin, chairman ScienceSouth Operating Board. “AT&T is to be commended on its support of this most important initiative, particularly at this time when economic challenges are placing tremendous pressure on our educational system.”

Funding from AT&T SC will be used to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through ScienceSouth’s outreach programs.

“Education goes so much further than the classroom,” said Pamela L Lackey, state president, AT&T South Carolina. “Working with ScienceSouth, through projects like Science on Wheels, emphasizes our commitment to helping educate all our youth and better prepare them for the future by bringing the classroom to them,” said Lackey. “These children are tomorrow’s leaders. AT&T recognizes this and invests in projects that support the STEM curriculum of science, technology, engineering, and math.”

The following school districts will receive grant programming: Florence School District One, Florence School District Two, Florence School District Three, Florence School District Four, Florence School District Five, Dillon School District One, and Williamsburg County School District.

About ScienceSouth
Established in 2000, ScienceSouth is a nonprofit educational organization with the mission to advance scientific understanding and increase the competitiveness of future generations in all areas of science. ScienceSouth provides hands-on, minds-on standards based programs to schools across the area via ScienceSouth on Wheels.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.

© 2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.