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1/27/2017

EAC Discovery Park Campus receives $5,000 grant for STEM outreach activities

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[Click Image to Enlarge] Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus is grateful to be on the receiving end of a $5,000 grant from Freeport-McMoRan to support and enhance its popular STEM field trips in astronomy and native habitat, as well as other activities. Pictured here are Sean Wenham, Regional Community Development Manager at FMI-Southern Arizona; EAC Discovery Park Campus director, Paul Anger; and FMI Community Development Specialist Emily Muteb in front of the Electromagnetic Spectrum display where A
 

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus (EAC DPC) is grateful to be on the receiving end of a $5,000 grant from Freeport-McMoRan to support and enhance its popular STEM field trips in astronomy and native habitat, as well as other activities.

“This generous grant from Freeport-McMoRan will enable us to significantly improve our lessons by purchasing unique tools to observe important regions of the infrared wavelengths,” says Paul Anger EAC DPC director. “The funds will be used to purchase FLIR thermal vision monoculars, and night vison binoculars.”

Along with STEM field trips, these tools will be beneficial to the bi-annual Community Star Party, with the Desert SkyGazers astronomy club; the annual Summer Science Camp sponsored by the Eastern Arizona Science Initiative (EASI); and the free field trips DPC offers twice a week to local schools.

EAC DPC appreciates their partnership with Freeport-McMoRan and their outstanding efforts to improve STEM education throughout the eastern Arizona community. For more information about EAC’s Discovery Park Campus or the Discovery Park Campus field trips, please call Paul Anger at (928) 428-6260 or email Discovery Park .

30 Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus is grateful to be on the receiving end of a $5,000 grant from Freeport-McMoRan to support and enhance its popular STEM field trips in astronomy and native habitat, as well as other activities. Pictured here are Sean Wenham, Regional Community Development Manager at FMI-Southern Arizona; EAC Discovery Park Campus director, Paul Anger; and FMI Community Development Specialist Emily Muteb in front of the Electromagnetic Spectrum display where Anger’s frequency/wavelength lessons are given. [EAC – submitted photo.]