LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The PPG Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Kentucky Science
Center to support school visits by the organization’s “Ion Jones and the
Lost Castle of Chemistry” traveling science education program. The
donation was made on behalf of PPG’s (NYSE:PPG) architectural coatings
plant and distribution center in Louisville.
Supported by the PPG Foundation for three years, the interactive “Ion
Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry” program travels to local and
regional schools to teach students how chemistry affects various
industries, technology and the environment. As part of the show,
students explore and observe chemistry in action courtesy of a fiery
volcano, a cola geyser, an exploding hydrogen-filled balloon and other
experiments. The Ion Jones show is just one of many Kentucky Science
Center programs that encourage people of all ages to “do science” in
engaging, educational and entertaining ways to inspire a lifetime of
“PPG looks for every opportunity to support and cultivate students’ math
and science education. We’re proud to help bring the ‘Ion Jones and the
Lost Castle of Chemistry’ program and its engaging way of teaching
chemistry in different ways to children in more schools,” said Chris
Smith, PPG plant manager, Louisville.
“The Kentucky Science Center and PPG have a long-standing partnership,
and we are honored that the PPG foundation continues to support our
mission of educating students on the importance of science and
mathematics with unique, innovative programs,” said Jo Haas, executive
director, Kentucky Science Center.
In addition to its Louisville plant and distribution center, PPG’s
architectural coatings business operates more than 15 PPG PAINTS™ stores
and sells through five independent retailers in Greater Louisville.
Nationally, PPG’s products include the PPG Paints brand sold at PPG
Paints stores and independent retailers; GLIDDEN® paint
sold at THE HOME DEPOT® and WALMART® stores;
and OLYMPIC® paints and stains sold at LOWE’S®
The PPG Foundation aims to bring color and brightness to PPG communities
in the United States. By investing in educational opportunities, we help
grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in
industries related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG
employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them
by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more
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About the Kentucky Science Center
Kentucky Science Center is a nonprofit educational institution that
encourages people of all ages to do science in engaging, educational and
entertaining ways to inspire a lifetime of learning. Designated the
“State Science Center of Kentucky” by the 2002 Kentucky General
Assembly, Kentucky Science Center features interactive exhibits and
engaging programs for children, families and adults. Kentucky Science
Center is committed to growing a scientifically literate community that
investigates, questions, and challenges. Learn more at www.KYScienceCenter.org.
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