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Sarasota County Schools’ EdExploreSRQ ED-stravaganza Coming to Suncoast Technical College Saturday, August 25, 2018

August 22, 2018

(SARASOTA, FL) – More than 40 area arts, culture, and science providers will be at Suncoast Technical College, 4748 S. Beneva Road in Sarasota, this Saturday, August 25, from 10am–2pm as Sarasota County Schools hosts its third annual EdExploreSRQ ED-stravaganza.

Open to public school teachers from throughout Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties, this free, open house event is designed to give teachers a chance to learn about the field trips and in-class learning experiences local organizations and teaching artists have available during the 2018-2019 school year.

In addition to dozens of exhibits, demonstrations, and performances, ED-stravaganza will include representatives from Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Education Foundation of Sarasota County and the school district to discuss grant opportunities available to Sarasota County public school teachers seeking to fund active learning experiences for their students.

Thanks to generous support from The Patterson Foundation and Community Foundation of Sarasota County, teachers who attend the event will also be eligible to win more than $4,500 in awards to be used toward EdExploreSRQ Explorations, including a grand prize of $1,000 for the Sarasota County school with the most teachers in attendance.

“We are thrilled to offer this incredible showcase of active learning experiences available to area teachers and their students during the upcoming school year,” said Angela Hartvigsen, fine arts program specialist for Sarasota County Schools and the manager of EdExploreSRQ. “This is a truly unique experience for teachers and principals to come and meet in person with dozens of local providing organizations and teaching artists.”

For more information on the EdExploreSRQ ED-stravaganza, visit the EdExploreSRQ Facebook page at “Ed Explore SRQ” or email Angela Hartvigsen at angela.hartvigsen@SarasotaCountySchools.net.

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