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Ørsted and Eversource announce $100,000 grant to Niantic Children’s Museum

Niantic — Offshore wind development partners Ørsted and Eversource on Monday announced a $100,000 grant to the Niantic Children’s Museum.

The award will support the creation of several new hands-on STEM-focused exhibits and initially be used to support the museum’s “A-Mazing Airways” exhibit that will explore the science of air and the role that Earth’s natural resources can play in combating climate change.

The grant is the latest in a series of local community commitments from Ørsted and Eversource, the team behind the rebuilding of State Pier in New London and in the planning stages for Revolution Wind, an offshore wind farm 15 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. The two developers recently announced STEM-centric community partnerships with both Mystic Aquarium and Project Oceanology.

The A-Mazing Airways exhibit features a transparent tube system with diverter boxes that children can open and close to change the pathway of balls, scarves and other objects that move through the tubes using air power. The exhibit also includes educational programming on the role of wind power in generating clean energy.

For more information about the museum, www.nianticchildrensmuseum.org

 

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