CHARLESTON, SC — The Avian Conservation Center/Center for Birds of Prey is excited to announce a $10,000 funding initiative from the Dominion Foundation to support science programming in South Carolina schools. The project will extend the reach of the Center’s successful and unique STEM-focused programs that utilize birds of prey to illustrate scientific concepts such as biological adaptation, physics and aeronautics, along with habitat and ecosystem dynamics.
“Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission is proud to partner with the Avian Conservation Center to provide low country students with access to hands-on learning experiences both on and off-campus through the Center for Birds of Prey.” - Keith Windle, General Manager, Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission
The Center’s programmatic focus on STEM curriculum inspires young people to consider science through a different paradigm, one that sparks interest and enthusiasm. With a current reach of 16,000 students, the funds from the Dominion Foundation will focus on increasing the distribution of these programs into more under-served classrooms throughout South Carolina.
“It is just tremendous that Dominion Energy and the Foundation have chosen to invest so meaningfully in the future of these young people, who are otherwise unlikely to be aware of the career and avocation possibilities that the Center’s creative programs can make so intriguing”, says Jim Elliott, Executive Director of the Center.
About Dominion Energy and the Dominion Foundation
Dominion (NYSE: D), is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies, including Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, support education and promote community vitality. For more information about Dominion, visit dom.com.
About the Center for Birds of Prey
The Center for Birds of Prey is located on Highway 17 North, just 16 miles north of Charleston. Open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, visitors enjoy expertly guided walking tours and flight demonstration featuring an exciting array of falcons, hawks, owls and other birds of prey. Admission to the center is $15 for adults, $10 for youth (ages 6-17) and free for children younger than six.