In an announcement made today by the White House, Science Channel, the network that dares to question everything, and
Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announce
the launch of SUPPORT OUR SCIENCE (S.O.S.). Through a unique combination of digital content, customized educator support and professional development, student engagement activities, Science Channel content and hands-on digital tools and resources, this on-going effort is designed to ignite students' curiosity while providing educators with the means to build skills and knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
In partnership with The Planetary Society, Girls Inc., and Maker Ed, SUPPORT OUR
SCIENCE's first initiative will offer two deserving elementary or middle schools in Houston, Texas, and Atlanta, Ga., areas the opportunity of a lifetime with a
comprehensive STEM program for their school communities. Additionally, a third school will be awarded a high-octane STEM assembly through a nationwide sweepstakes that kicks off May 1. Parents, teachers, and community members have an opportunity to enter a school of their choice by submitting an entry via www.ScienceChannel.com/SupportOurScience. "Children possess a natural curiosity about the world around them--how things work and why things happen. Science Channel is excited to help students ignite that natural curiosity into a passion for science and technology for the future," says Rita Mullin, general manager of Science Channel. "Discovery Education is
pleased to collaborate with Science Channel and our other partners on this very important effort," said Bill Goodwyn, President and CEO of Discovery Education. "Initiatives like SUPPORT OUR SCIENCE help educators engage students in STEM subjects, accelerate student achievement, and build the problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills needed for success in the workplace of tomorrow." •