RAMS donates to support Horns Point Summer Center program

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Tony Christian of RAMS (center) stands with Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley at a recent celebration at the Environmental Education Center at Horns Point. RAMS has donated $24,000 to continue the program. Surrounding them are educators and Horn Point staff, students, RAMS partners and members of the Dorchester Chamber of commerce. The Summer Centers are programs offered to gifted and talented middle and high school students throughout Maryland.

CAMBRIDGE — Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMSLLC), located in Cambridge, a provider of services for the utility industry, was celebrated at a thank you reception at the Horn Point Laboratory’s Environmental Education Center for a generous gift of $24,000. After learning that the funding for the 2016 Summer Center, a program offered on the campus of the lab for 35 years was in jeopardy, RAMS President and CEO Tony Christian, and Scott Dorsey, executive vice president, committed to a major gift to ensure its continuation this July. Their check was presented at the reception attended by more than 30 people.

The Summer Centers are programs offered through an application process to gifted and talented middle and high school students throughout Maryland. In locations across the state, topics vary from writing to robot design to global languages to the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Science at Horn Point. These are typically overnight, week-long experiences. The Summer Centers are among the gifted and talented education services offered for K-12 by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/summercenters/
The ecosystem science program is a three-way partnership of the MSDE, Horn Point Lab and NorthBay, a nonprofit organization. NorthBay’s staff oversees and implements all facets of the two-week, 24-hour program and therefore was the recipient of the funding from RAMSLLC. NorthBay’s main campus is located in North East. Its mission is “to challenge school students to realize their attitudes and actions have a lasting impact on their future, the environment and the people around them.” It uses Common Core and Next Generation Science standards, character development, and the outdoors as an integrating context. NorthBay is also a provider of environmental education opportunities for students and teachers in Dorchester and other counties on the Shore during the school year.

The Ecosystem Summer Center costs approximately $48,000 to provide, because of the generous scholarships available for students with financial need. Additional funding is being sought for this summer.

Contact Keith Williams, executive director of NorthBay at 443-206-2923 or kwilliams@northbayadventure.org.

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