Mosaic Receives National Environmental Education Award
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Mosaic Receives National Environmental Education Award

September 16, 2009   |   ShareThis

NAEP recognized Mosaic for its environmental education program at The Mosaic Coastal Education Center at Fiddler's Cove in Gibsonton, Florida.

"The Mosaic Coastal Education Center at Fiddler's Cove demonstrates excellence in the vital arena of informing, educating, and motivating young people to learn and care for their environment," said Robert Cunningham, chairman of the NAEP awards committee.

Situated at the mouth of the Alafia River on Hillsborough Bay, Mosaic's Coastal Education Center is an outdoor classroom created to teach environmental education to fourth-grade students in southeast Hillsborough County. The program at Fiddler's Cove is a unique learning experience designed to prepare fourth-graders for the science portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Through hands-on experiences, children develop an appreciation and understanding of why the Tampa Bay estuary is important and how it can be protected for the future.

"The Center is truly a focal point of our commitment to environmental education and our local communities," said Bo Davis, Mosaic Vice President of Phosphate Operations. "With its unique location, the Center offers students a memorable experience and teaches them an appreciation for the rich biodiversity found in the Tampa Bay estuary."

The Center has received three previous awards from local, regional and statewide organizations since its launch in December 2005.