AIKEN, S.C. (July 16, 2018)—Guiding and captivating students of Boys and Girls Clubs of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) through STEM related activities, Savannah River Remediation (SRR) personnel volunteered at the local summer camp this week.
Boys and Girls Clubs of the CSRA in Augusta were joined by SRR Public Affairs personnel for their “X-Stream” summer camp during their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) week that they hold every summer to stimulate summer learning for students.
Each week of this six-week program is a different subject that includes activities to engage students while having fun.
SRR also donated $500 to Boys and Girls Clubs to help with their programming.
Dean Campbell, SRR Public Affairs Director, said that STEM is important at the Savannah River Site (SRS), and this volunteer event is one of many outings that the SRR employees conduct throughout the year.
“We enjoy the opportunity to give back to our surrounding communities, and it’s nice to be able to be hands-on with the organizations we donate to,” said Campbell. “Working with the students was not only a volunteer opportunity, but we formed relationships with these students. It was a great day for all that were involved.”
At the STEM day, the Public Affairs employees were stationed at different tables that had activities ranging from examining slides through microscopes, dissecting a fetal pig, and making marshmallow and spaghetti structures.
Boys and Girls Club of the CSRA not only holds summer camps, but it is also a place for children to go after school during the school year to do their homework and participate in activities before they go home for the night.
SRR is the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site for the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is composed of a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M, and BWX Technologies. Critical subcontractors for the contract are Orano, Atkins, and AECOM N&E Technical Services.
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