SciWorks has received a generous gift from Volvo Group of Companies to support the museum’s “Adopt-a-School” program. The money will be used to provide educational programming for North Hills Elementary School, a Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School that participates in the Title 1 program.
“We are so excited about this wonderful opportunity to partner with Volvo Companies and Sciworks,” says Karen Morning Roseboro, Ed.D, principal at North Hills Elementary. “We are currently working very hard to improve science instruction, and this is a great way to extend learning beyond the classroom!”
Currently, all schools in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System receive free admission to SciWorks. The “adoption” of North Hills Elementary provides an educational program in addition to the free admission for any class at the elementary school on a field trip to SciWorks.
“The SciWorks ‘Adopt-a-School’ program offers students at federally funded schools the opportunity to learn through a hands-on experience without burdening the child’s family or the school with an additional cost,” says Dennis Slagle, president of Volvo Group Trucks Sales North America. “It is Volvo’s hope that by adopting North Hills Elementary School, we will help those students foster an interest in science and engineering — and result in some of them pursuing careers in those fields, which is critical to the success of Volvo Group.”