RENO, NV – The PPG Industries Foundation helped to bring an interactive, educational assembly about color all the way from Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh to three schools in northern Nevada. Through an employee program of the foundation, employees at the PPG Industries architectural coatings manufacturing plant in Reno sponsored more than $3,000 in foundation grants to bring the science show to area schools where they have an interest.
Terry McGinnis, PPG Plant Manager at the Reno facility, welcomed students at Silverland Middle School in Fernley, NV, to join in “The Great Color Caper” and help find the culprit who stole colors from the city of Spectropolis while learning about the science behind light and color. The show also visited the Marvin Moss and Alyce Taylor Elementary Schools in Sparks.
Carnegie Science Center developed “The Great Color Caper” and three other interactive Science on the Road educational programs with more than $580,000 in combined donations from the PPG Industries Foundation and PPG Industries. Additionally, PPG employees collaborated with the science center's education specialists to develop the multimedia shows and accompanying materials.