Fauquier outdoor classes to benefit from $3,500 Dominion grant
Dominion Resources and the Dominion Foundation is awarding $3,500 to Fauquier County Public Schools to benefit students’ outdoor classroom experiences.
As the recipient of one of 88 grants aimed at helping K-12 schools fund projects related to energy and the environment, the county school system will use the money to buy water quality testing kits, water sampling kits, soil testing kits, stream ecology kits, topsoil and soil collection kits to support the Advanced Placement environmental science classes at the three high schools. They'll also buy other materials such as nets, waders, and buckets for student use at the Outdoor Lab near Fauquier High School.
Dominion is awarding education grants of nearly $1.4 million to schools and educational institutions in eight states for the 2013-2014 academic year. The schools are located in Connecticut, Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The Dominion Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources.
“We continue to thank Dominion Resources and the Dominion Foundation for their ongoing support of our environmental science efforts in Fauquier County Public Schools,” said Pam Pulver, Fauquier schools' instructional supervisor for science, health and physical education. “Their cleanup efforts at the Outdoor Lab last fall, the wonderful job they did putting a new roof on the Outdoor Lab building last spring, and the current grant undergird our efforts to guarantee that the children of Fauquier County have a quality environmental education.”
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