Helping spread science

. July 15, 2013.
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Schools throughout the region have long flocked to Ann Arbor’s Hands-On Museum. The museum’s blend of learning and fun is perfectly pitched to appeal to students across a wide age range—and to the adults who escort them. But in a time of shrinking budgets, field trips can be an extravagance that some schools can ill afford. The PNC Foundation is ready to help. The foundation has awarded a $35,000 grant to the Hands-On Museum’s “Discover Science Assistance Fund,” which allows the Museum to charge reduced admission to schools.

In addition, the fund provides for reduced-fee instructional labs, which can be a valuable part of the Museum experience. In the labs, a trained instructor leads a 45-minute hands-on instructional session on a topic of the teacher’s choice.

The Museum will use the fund in collaboration with low-to-moderate income school districts, ensuring that a vivid, engaging learning experience will be available to everyone. 734-995-5439. www.aahom.org