Watson Foundation Gives $7K to Oh Wow!

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology has received $7,000 to support field trips and outreach support.

The donation from the Walter E. and Caroline Watson Foundation will help increase visits from students. The museum is on track to serve more than 100,000 visitors this year, a 15% increase from 2017.

Of those visits, 51% are through field trip and outreach programs, said Oh Wow! Executive Director Suzanne Barbati.

The funds received will be used to help OH WOW! meet the ‘edutainment’ needs of children and their families in our community.” she said in a release. “Children throughout our community will have a stronger education and a brighter future thanks to the generosity of the Watson Foundation and its commitment to their success.”

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