Eastern Arizona College's Discovery Park Campus received a $5,000 grant from Freeport-McMoRan to support and enhance its popular STEM field trips in astronomy and native habitat.

February 5, 2017
Eastern Arizona Courier
Lori Dugan

Pictured are, from left, Sean Wenham, regional community development manager at FMI-Southern Arizona; EAC Discovery Park Campus Director Paul Anger; and FMI Community Development Specialist Emily Muteb.

Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus received 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,” said Paul Anger, EAC Discovery Park Campus 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 biannual Community Star Party, with the Desert SkyGazers astronomy club; the annual Summer Science Camp sponsored by the Eastern Arizona Science Initiative; and the free field trips Discovery Park Campus offers twice a week to local schools.

 

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