Congressman Fattah Announces $5.8 Million Grant to Franklin Institute for Education on Challenges of Climate Change - PR Newswire - The Sacramento Bee
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the leading Democratic Appropriator for science research and the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced today that NSF has awarded the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia $5,882,653 as lead partner in a four-city program for urban climate change education in the community.
"The Franklin Institute is one of our nation's leading scientific and educational museums. It is exactly the right place for a far-reaching program to educate Philadelphians, including school children, about the growing challenges and impending crisis of climate change," Fattah said.
"I have been leading the fight in Congress to make science and research funds available to institutions in Philadelphia and nationwide," Fattah said. "Education and research provide the key to American innovation and to securing our future as world leaders. That includes leadership to combat human-created climate change while we still have time to act."
"Philadelphians and residents of other cities rely on transportation, water, energy and public health systems that all are vulnerable to climate change," Fattah said. "I commend Franklin Institute for developing this major outreach effort to inform our citizens of this gathering crisis."