Guest Blogger: Neela White, Outreach and Awards Editor, SB&F
One of the great parts of my job is having the opportunity to interact with the community, more specifically, working with schools and students to coordinate the generous donations of books on behalf of our partnership with Subaru of America, and the Subaru Loves Science! Initiative. Our AAAS headquarters, based out of Washington, DC has provided book donations to area schools, but for a second consecutive year our efforts have expanded out of the DC area into Indianapolis, IN with support from the Indiana Academy of Science.
In 2012, Subaru Loves Science! provided a donation of science education books to Murdock Elementary School in Lafayette, IN supported by the Indiana Academy of Science. The great reception received from that donation motivated the Academy to request a donation for the 2013-2014 school year. This year, an Indianapolis Public School (IPS), Washington Irving School 14, was chosen as recipients. The IPS Office of School and Community Relations helped to coordinate the donation with the school and its Principal, Karen Hastings. On Friday, August 16th, President of the Indiana Academy of Science, Representatives from Subaru Columbus Zone, and members of the local media converged at the Washington Irving School to donate 200, "Scientists in the Field" series books published by Houghton Mifflin to the school. Some of the titles from the "Scientist in the Field" series have been featured in the SB&F Best Books catalog, as well as 2010 and 2011 SB&F Prize Middle Grades Science Book winner, The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe (2011), and The Frog Scientists (2010).
The AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books celebrate outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults. Many thanks to our sponsor, Subaru for making these contributions possible. Nominations are now open for the 2014 prizes. For more information on the SB&F Prize, please visit: http://www.sbfonline.com/Subaru/Pages/PrizesHome.aspx
Photo caption: Students and staff from Washington Irving School 14 with their donation of 200 Scientists in the Field series books donated by the Subaru Loves Science! initiative.
Photo credit: Askia Ahmad, Zone Marketing Manager, Subaru Columbus Zone
23 Aug 2013 1:26 PM
Filed under: SB&F Prizes, SB&F Best Books, AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize, book donations, The Hive Detectives, Washington Irving School 14, Subaru Columbus Zone, Karen Hastings, Subaru Loves Science, Indianapolis Public Schools, The Frog Scientists, Indiana Academy of Science, Scientists in the Field, Indianapolis Public School Office of School and Community Relations, Houghton Mifflin