Ducks Unlimited earned high praise from Congresswoman Doris Matsui of California recently, when she saluted Ducks Unlimited for its role as a founding partner in funding the Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento, Calif. The Center was awarded a $7 million grant provided by Proposition 84's Nature Education Committee. The funds will be used to build the Earth & Space Sciences Center, which will feature interactive exhibits focusing on natural sciences, including an artificial wetland.
During a ceremony for the center, the Congresswoman praised Ducks Unlimited's conservation and education efforts:
Proposition 84 Nature Education Facilities grants make funding available to support nature education and research facilities and for equipment for non-profit organizations and public institutions. Grants are used for buildings, structures and exhibit galleries to inspire and educate the public.
Planned as a destination for school groups, families and tourists, the Earth & Space Sciences Center will address the goals of California's Education and the Environment Initiative to increase environmental literacy for kindergarten through 12th grade students by teaching science, history and social science within an environmental context.