Including at least 100 Chromebooks and a Butterfly Garden App
MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Tuesday, February 19, 2019) Berkeley County is pleased to announce a partnership with Google to help advance educational opportunities at Cypress Gardens and improve digital access in the park.
Google will support Cypress Gardens by providing Wi-Fi throughout the park. Additionally, they will provide at least 100 Chromebooks and charging stations, as well as an interactive program inside the butterfly house that will ultimately be a Cypress Gardens butterfly garden app.
These gifts are designed to empower citizens, educate park visitors and strengthen educational programs. They are expected to launch in March, weeks before the park’s scheduled grand re-opening on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
This initiative speaks to Google’s focus on community involvement. Steps like this are testament to the industry’s passion to invest in local educational opportunities and help improve connectivity. County leaders are thankful for these gifts from Google and, more importantly, thankful for Google’s continued support in the region. -Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb
Google is proud to support Cypress Gardens, an important resource in the Berkeley County community that, when it reopens, will once again embrace countless students and adults, offering life-enhancing experiences and programming. Google's engagement will help make the experience all the richer, especially as the young people who'll flock there discover the joys and wonders of science.
- Lilyn Hester, Head of Southeast External Affairs for Google
Cypress Gardens, located at 3030 Cypress Gardens Road in Moncks Corner, was severely damaged in the historic floods of October 2015. Berkeley County immediately closed the park. Since then, funding, timing and weather have all impacted the project, and kept the County from reopening the facilities. The County will host a public celebration for the park’s reopening on April 13th.
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