Solomon Plain Elementary Receives PPL Empowering Educators Grant

On Friday, Alana Roberts, PPL Community Affairs Specialist headed to Luzerne county to meet with students and teachers from Solomon Plains Elementary in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District to present a $2,000 check for their successful Empowering Educators grant request.

Sixth grade students will build a solar powered kiln that will dry iron hydroxide, a bright orange pollutant that accumulates in several local streams affected by abandoned mine drainage. With technical assistance from a regional nonprofit organization, Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine drainage (EPCAMR), the material will ultimately be used in the school for various art projects.

Pictured are Alana Roberts, PPL, Mrs. Horowitz, 6th grade Science teacher, Mrs. Corcoran, 6th grade Science teacher, Roberts Hughes, Executive Director EPCAMR, Mike Corcoran, Elementary Science Coordinator Wilkes Barre Area School District and 6th grade students at Solomon Plains Elementary.


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