The children’s museum will use the $773,600 grant to renovate the Dalmatian Station exhibit, which educates more than 200,000 people annually on fire and safety issues. The museum will work with the division of fire and life safety of the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation on the project.
Published Sept. 12, 2012
Edventure will use the grant to renovate the Dalmatian Station exhibit. The exhibit educates more than 200,000 children, parents and teachers annually.
The grant will also support the development of a new 4-D home-safe home theater experience that will educate school groups and families on the risks of fire within the home and how to prevent them. In addition, the grant will fund educational outreach and support individuals with hearing impairments.
The museum will work with the division of fire and life safety of the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation on the projects.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, South Carolina ranks No. 9 in the nation for overall fire deaths. The partnership between Edventure and the fire and life safety division has allowed year-round fire prevention and awareness education programs that have reached more than 1.6 million individuals since 2003.
“Edventure’s Dalmatian Station is one of the leading public fire prevention exhibits in the United States and we are pleased that FEMA has recognized the value of investing in our efforts to make the lives of South Carolinians safer,” said Catherine Wilson Horne, president and CEO of Edventure Children’s Museum.
“This is a great example of a public-nonprofit partnership that is making a difference by jointly educating thousands of people each year on how to be fire safe,” said State Fire Marshal Shane Ray, in a news release.
Construction and renovation of these exhibits are slated to occur in 2013.