Charlotte, NC (Wednesday, September 28, 2022)— The Glad Products Company partnered with Discovery Education — the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place — to support science education for over 100,000 first grade students across the United States. Through this collaboration, The Glad Products Company donated its popular Press’n Seal® product to more than 3,000 educators nationwide, empowering them to bring the hands-on components of Discovery Education’s Mystery Science resources alive for tens of thousands of students nationwide.
Mystery Science, which joined the family of Discovery Education services in 2020, provides K-5 educators simple to use, open-and-go, hands-on lessons that inspire students to love science. Each lesson begins by posing a question commonly asked by young students, followed by a series of brief videos and prompts to guide class discussion. The lesson concludes with a hands-on activity designed to bring learning to life.
As educators often face the challenge of having the proper materials to effectively teach science lessons, Discovery Education offers educators using Mystery Science “Mystery Packs,” a set of curated supplies containing the resources needed to support students’ hands-on learning. Due to global supply chain complications, Mystery Science was not able to source all the materials for the Mystery Packs designed to accompany 1st grade science lessons, including the popular Glad Press’n Seal® product. When The Glad Products Company representatives became aware of the situation, they immediately leapt in to support students by directly donating the needed Press’n Seal® product to more than 3,000 teachers across the country so students could learn about light by making stained glass flowers.
“When we learned that Discovery Education couldn’t secure enough Press’n Seal® for the Mystery Science Packs through their normal channels we were happy to step in and help. As a company committed to purpose-driven growth, we know that investing in students today contributes to a better world tomorrow,” said Chris Nielsen, Associate Director, Brand Management at The Glad Products Company.
“Seeing the delight of students as they solve a science problem lights up the world. The goal of Mystery Science and Discovery Education is to help as many educators as possible nurture students’ natural curiosity. With the outstanding support of The Glad Products Company, we were able to maximize our impact together,” said Discovery Education’s General Manager of Social Impact, Amy Nakamoto. “Thank you to The Glad Products Company for stepping up to support educators work to inspire STEM learning through Mystery Science.”
For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information about The Glad Products Company, visit www.glad.com, and stay connected with Glad on social media through Instagram.
The Glad Products Company, one of the nation’s leading household waste solutions companies specializes in kitchen and outdoor trash bags and food protection products. By providing innovative and trusted solutions, Glad aims to reduce waste for people and the planet. Glad is a member of The Clorox Company family of brands. For more information, go to Glad.com.
About The Clorox Company
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) champions people to be well and thrive every single day. Its trusted brands, which include Brita®, Burt’s Bees®, Clorox®, Fresh Step®, Glad®, Hidden Valley®, Kingsford®, Liquid-Plumr®, Pine-Sol® and Rainbow Light®, can be found in about nine of 10 U.S. homes and internationally with brands such as Ajudin®, Clorinda®, Chux® and Poett®. Headquartered in Oakland, California, since 1913, Clorox was one of the first U.S. companies to integrate ESG into its business reporting, with commitments in three areas: Healthy Lives, Clean World and Thriving Communities. Visit thecloroxcompany.com to learn more.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.
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