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Switzerland of Ohio Elementary Students to Receive Dynamic Science Lessons from COSI on Wheels

Grant from the Statoil Monroe County Energy Fund Will Bring
COSI On Wheels to Schools in January

Woodsfield, OH – Switzerland of Ohio Local School District elementary school students will be able to experience COSI On Wheels during the 2016-2017 school year thanks to a grant from the Statoil Monroe County Energy Fund.

“Statoil is committed to investing in STEM education and to furthering the future opportunities of young people here in Monroe County,” said Clint Long, Regional Manager, Marcellus Operations at Statoil. “We are delighted to bring COSI on Wheels to the region, and for all elementary school students in Switzerland of Ohio School District to have this hands-on, interactive learning experience.”

COSI On Wheels brings the experience of COSI (Center of Science and Industry) in Columbus directly to students in their schools and local communities. COSI aims to enhance young people’s curiosity in science, while encouraging continued learning. The program introduces dynamic science topics to the entire school through a 45-minute assembly followed by hands-on activities with each grade level during the rest of the school day. COSI On Wheels will be in Switzerland of Ohio elementary schools in January 2017.

“We know that students are more engaged in learning when they do things first-hand,” said Zac Housley, Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Curriculum Director. “COSI On Wheels will give all of our elementary school students an opportunity to experiment, test, and learn science in new ways with lessons that correspond to state standards and what they are learning in the classroom.”

The Statoil Monroe County Energy Fund was created in 2014 to support nonprofit organizations serving the citizens of Monroe County, Ohio, where Statoil operates. Statoil makes strategic investments in the Monroe County community through the Statoil Monroe County Energy Fund by looking for projects and programs that make a difference in the lives of Monroe County citizens that have the potential to be sustainable, scalable, and ultimately transformative for Monroe County communities.

To learn more about the Statoil Monroe County Energy Fund and past investments made benefitting the citizens of Monroe County, please visit or contact the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio at 740.753.1111.

About Statoil

Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 37 countries. Building on more than 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world’s energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. We are headquartered in Stavanger, Norway with approximately 23,000 employees worldwide, and are listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges.

About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit