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October 31, 2007 > Cargill supports innovation in science, technology at Newark schools

Cargill supports innovation in science, technology at Newark schools

Submitted By Suzanne McCarty

Committed to innovation in education and life-long learning, Cargill announced it has donated $1,900 to provide the Science Screen Report program for Newark-area elementary schools.

Cargill's funds will be used to maintain science resources at the local schools' libraries and purchase Science Screen Reports, videos and guides, helping educators better develop student interest in the challenges, rewards and opportunities in science and technology. A supplement to classroom instruction, Science Screen Report helps bridge the gap between textbooks and the most recent developments in the world of science and technology, encouraging students to conduct research and learn about science careers.

"Teachers like Science Screen Report materials because the videos are brief, engaging, incorporate a variety of science content into them, and are easy for students to comprehend," said Richard Sklar, director of marketing for Science Screen Reports. "Students enjoy the videos because they are produced using children of their age, experiencing real-life applications."

"Cargill is proud to bring this program to children attending Newark-area elementary schools," said Gene Chauffe, Cargill's local Salt facility manager. "We are excited about this opportunity to help educate area students and encourage them to become more involved in science and technology."

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