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Middle school students from the Allentown School District and their families will have the opportunity to visit the Da Vinci Science Center for free this summer because of support from Wells Fargo.
The two Wells Fargo Free Sundays will be held while the Da Vinci Science Center hosts the feature exhibition National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers. The dates will be announced in the coming weeks, and sixth grade students will receive postcards to take home about the offer.
The Allentown School District is the third-largest public school system in Pennsylvania. More than 88 percent of Allentown students come from classified low-income families, according to district statistics.
“One of the Da Vinci Science Center’s most important core values is to serve youth and families from all socioeconomic backgrounds,” said Lin Erickson, the Center’s Executive Director and CEO. “This support from Wells Fargo offers an inspiring, enriching, and memorable experience to an important group of young people and furthers our impact on urban neighborhoods, where the need is the greatest.”
Wells Fargo provides community investment grants to support a variety of initiatives – including those that promote academic achievement and access to cultural experiences for low- and moderate-income students.
“Wells Fargo is pleased to make it possible for Allentown Sixth Graders and their families to see this exciting exhibit at the Da Vinci Science Center,” said Laura Haffner, Area President and Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo. “We hope it sparks an interest that could lead to future careers in the sciences.”
Sponsored locally in part by ATAS International, Inc., National Geographic Earth Explorers is scheduled to open at the Da Vinci Science Center on May 30, 2015.
Earth Explorers anchors the Center’s summer season of ExSCIting Adventures that opens kids to a world of playful exploration. The exhibition takes visitors inside the wildest places on the globe, brings National Geographic’s unparalleled adventures and discoveries to life, and introduces visitors to the explorers who live these adventures every day. Visitors will explore recreations of the Earth’s most spectacular eco-zones – including polar regions, oceans, rain forests, mountains, caves, and the savannas.