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EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe to visit Atlanta, Discuss Administration’s Commitment to STEM Education and Green Jobs

Release Date: 02/22/2013
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

ATLANTA – Acting Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Bob Perciasepe will visit Atlanta on Tuesday to highlight the Agency’s commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and green jobs. Like President Obama said in his recent State of the Union address, STEM classes are vital because they teach the skills students will need to succeed in the future. EPA is particularly committed to helping students see the connections between science, environmental protection, and future career opportunities because science is the backbone of the Agency’s work.

During his visit, the Acting Administrator will participate in an environmental education and science fair event and a question and answer session with students at the Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. Acting Administrator Perciasepe will be joined by Regional Administrator Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming along with a number of organizations including the City of Atlanta, the Captain Planet Foundation, Sustainable Atlanta, SouthFace and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension are also attending this event to help promote environmental education and partnerships.

The Acting Administrator will later visit Clark Atlanta University to participate in a roundtable discussion on skills and education necessary for jobs in environmental protection.


WHAT: Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy environmental education and science fair event hosted by the GreenHouse Foundation

WHO: Bob Perciasepe Acting Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

      Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming, EPA Region 4, Regional Administrator
      Shedonna Alexander, Greenhouse Foundation, Executive Director

WHEN: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 10:00 AM, EST

WHERE: Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy
3911 Campbellton Road
          Atlanta, GA



THIS EVENT IS OPEN PRESS. Interested media should e-mail an RSVP to harris-young.dawn@epa.gov or call 404-562-8421.