South Carolina Aquarium Rovers Program Provides Hands-on Experience for Marlboro County Students

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Domtar Corporation Sponsors Special Science and Animal Programs

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Nearly 300 students from Marlboro County are experiencing the natural world in an all new way thanks to Domtar. A team of educators from the South Carolina Aquarium has been leading an Environmental Scene Investigation program for several local 7th grade classes. The Aquarium Rovers program focuses on environmental problems happening in a South Carolina watershed, and challenges the students to figure out what is causing the problems.

Following the investigation, the students meet some of the Aquarium’s live animals including a bullfrog, terrapin turtle, and even a baby alligator. The goal of this special educational initiative is to educate the students about their connection to water, and how their actions can impact an entire watershed. Domtar, which is sponsoring the programs, supports education-focused endeavors in their community.

“Helping young people learn about and enjoy the natural resources in our communities is an investment we gladly make,” said Heather Stowe, Domtar’s Corporate Social Responsibility Manager. “It’s exciting to see students engaged in real-world science, especially experiments relating to water quality, an area that is a priority for us at the Marlboro Mill and all of our facilities.”

The first program took place Dec. 2, and additional programs will take place Dec. 9 and 10, and Jan. 7, 2016.

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About the South Carolina Aquarium:
The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston’s most visited attraction, features thousands of amazing aquatic animals from river otters and sharks to loggerhead turtles in more than 60 exhibits representing the rich biodiversity of South Carolina from the mountains to the sea. Dedicated to promoting education and conservation, the Aquarium also presents fabulous views of Charleston harbor and interactive exhibits and programs for visitors of all ages.

The South Carolina Aquarium, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Aquarium is closed Thanksgiving Day, half day Dec. 24 (open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Dec. 25. Admission prices are: Toddlers (2 and under) free; Youth (3-12) $17.95; Adults (13+) $24.95. The Aquarium plus the 4-D Theater experience is free for Toddlers, $22.95 for Children, $29.95 for Adults. The 4-D Theater experience only is $6.95 for Children and Adults, and free for Members. For more information call 843-720-1990 or visit Memberships are available by calling 843-577-FISH.

About Domtar Corporation:
Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. With approximately 9,800 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful products that people rely on every day. Domtar’s annual sales are approximately $5.6 billion, and its common stock is traded on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges. Domtar’s principal executive office is in Fort Mill, South Carolina. To learn more, visit


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