The Driskill Foundation has pledged $10,000 to the Wisconsin Science Festival. The Wisconsin Science Festival is the passion of a growing coalition of scientists, artists, citizens and organizations dedicated to engaging everyone in the wonder and power of science, technology, engineering, art and math. The mission of the Wisconsin Science Festival is to inspire and engage us all in the enterprise of science and discovery; to cultivate curiosity and communicate the power of knowledge and creativity to change our world view; to promote innovation and to cultivate the next generation of global citizens. The 2015 Festival will be held October 22-25.
The Driskill pledge will be utilized to bring students from the greater Chicagoland area to the festival and to support general festival marketing and promotions throughout the region. In particular, support would be used to promote and facilitate field trips to the festival including $5,000 of transportation assistance to Chicago area schools. Some target schools for this program could include, but are not limited to: Rowe Clark Academy, KIPP Schools, or UNO-Garcia High School. They would also use the support for festival marketing/promotions in Chicago media (i.e. print, digital, television and/or radio advertisements).