Paying science forward

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Jan 21, 2009
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I'm in the middle of writing one blog post after another on how science is under attack in this country, and just when I needed the mental equivalent of a palate cleanser, I hear about this: a supplier of scientific educational materials in New York gave away a ton of free stuff to local teachers.

Ward's Natural Science gave away 70 skids of excess or discontinued supplies. Teachers lined up around the block in the freezing cold to get the materials. Good on them! It's very cool to see a supplier giving back to the teachers, especially ones who could use some good news these days.

Tip o' the dial-a-gram to BABloggee Lauren Cocilova.