Education Programs Get a Boost From BB&T

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BB&T representative presents Educational Improvement Tax Credit donation to Stroud Center staff

Clare Freimuth, commercial relationship manager and vice president, presents BB&T’s EITC donation to Steve Kerlin, director of education (left) and David Arscott, president and executive director (right)

National Penn Bank began designating Stroud Water Research Center as a recipient of its Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) funds in 2007. Their name may have changed (National Penn Bank to Susquehanna Bank to BB&T), but their continued support has helped us teach thousands of public school students in grades 4 and up about the importance of freshwater stewardship.

BB&T’s support allows the Stroud Center to offer its school programs, field trips, and professional development workshops at no or reduced cost to Pennsylvania public school districts whose budgets might not otherwise be able to offer the innovative educational programs in support of their regular curricula.

The Stroud Center’s education department interprets the research of our scientists through programs that are multidisciplinary and oriented to a wide audience. We hope that exposure to our programs and information will motivate participants to become responsible stewards of freshwater resources.

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