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SWFWMD Awards 7 Sarasota County Teachers Education Grants

Seven Sarasota County teachers are among the educators who were awarded Splash! school grants through the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This year 206 Splash! grants were awarded to educators across the District's 16-county region.

Mary Margaret Hull, lead communications coordinator, attributes the effectiveness of the grant program in Sarasota County to the strong partnership with Sarasota County Schools, which helped get the word out to teachers. Susan Puchalla, Sarasota County science program specialist, serves as the District's liaison to teachers.

"These teachers are receiving a small amount of money but are able to accomplish so much," said Hull. "Grant recipients also use the District's collection of curriculum materials and other free educational resources."