April 13, 2005, Atlanta, GA - SCANA Energy will inaugurate a new program for its North Heights Elementary School Homework Center during the end-of-school-year celebration. "A Day of Wings and Wonders" will take place from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, April 22, at the Richard B. Russell Airport, 304 Russell Field Road.
Aviation For Kids is a collaboration between SCANA Energy and the Etowah Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center (GYSTC). "A Day of Wings and Wonders" is a hands-on program designed to allow approximately 25 second through fifth grade students to participate in several planned activities, including how airplanes fly, the use of instruments such as compasses in flying, and a tour of the cockpit and weather briefing room. "We're thrilled to bring an exciting, interactive opportunity for learning to our homework center students. Our hope is to inspire, through aviation, the importance of math and science studies", said SCANA Energy's Customer Operations Manager Leigh New, a licensed pilot and aircraft owner.
Lieutenant Colonel David Wright of the Etowah Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center said, "This field trip is a wonderful marriage between GYSTC and SCANA Energy which will contribute to our communities through education using sciences connected to aviation." Other organizations involved in the program include Civil Air Patrol, Experimental Aircraft Association, and Tiger Flight.
SCANA Energy Homework Centers provide a safe and structured study environment where students can complete their class assignments and learn proper study skills. Each homework center operates with two certified teachers who are responsible for the total management of the program. SCANA Energy provides funds for the teachers, an assistant, snacks, and student incentives. Additional Georgia Homework Centers include elementary schools in Augusta, Decatur, East Point, Macon, and Savannah.
SCANA Energy, serving more than 450,000 customers, is one of the largest natural gas marketers in Georgia. The company also has a regulated unit, SCANA Energy Regulated Division, selected as the state's only regulated natural gas provider.