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Sponsorship boosts Carnegie Science Center’s water science education

Mary Pickels
| Friday, December 14, 2018 9:39 a.m
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Pennsylvania American Water is the new sponsor of Carnegie Science Center’s real-time data monitor in the H2Oh!: Why Our Rivers Matter exhibit gallery.

Pennsylvania American Water is the new sponsor of Carnegie Science Center’s real-time data monitor in the H2Oh!: Why Our Rivers Matter exhibit gallery, according to a news release.

The $20,000 sponsorship supports one of the gallery’s most popular exhibits, and will create additional opportunities for the two entities to bolster water science education at the science center, the release notes.

“We are really excited to collaborate with Carnegie Science Center,” Gary Lobaugh, Pennsylvania American Water external affairs manager, says in the release. “This sponsorship broadens the reach of our water-focused education efforts through one of the region’s premier education and visitor destinations.”

The real-time data monitor is a digital flat screen generating real-time data from river monitoring systems. Visitors can see how the temperatures, pH, and water levels in local rivers fluctuate.

Pennsylvania American Water and the science center will produce a series of short videos, shared via social media, highlighting the vital role that water plays in everyday life, the release adds.

“With a myriad of challenges impacting the world’s water supply, it’s now more important than ever to instill in the public an understanding of water science,” the science center’s interim director, Jason Brown, adds in the release. “Pennsylvania American Water shares the science center’s passion for educating the public about the environment, conservation, and why our rivers matter.”

Details: Carnegiesciencecenter.org

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, mpickels@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

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