MOUNT VERNON — According to a report issued earlier this week by Associated Press, Radio Disney will no longer be involved with the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program called “Rocking in Ohio.”
The decision came after some environmental groups alleged the program, which was designed to foster science education, in fact, promotes shale gas drilling.
Two Twin Oak Elementary teachers had participated in a related science, technology, engineering and mathematics in-service several years ago and Twin Oak was offered a free STEM assembly at the school. Principal Sue Miller said the school took advantage of the chance and invited “Rocking in Ohio” to present the interactive program to the students.
Miller said pupils in grades three, four and five attended the “very child appropriate” program on Dec. 12 and enjoyed it. They learned about the earth’s layers, for example, permeable and non-permeable rocks and seismic waves.
Fracking was never mentioned, Miller said.
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