The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania
(FCFP) granted $300,000 through its Williamsport Lycoming
Impact Fund, making possible the purchase of a Spitz digital
technology system for the Detwiler Planetarium.
An educational partnership centered on Lycoming County’s K-12
schools will bring the county’s students and teachers to the
planetarium. To underscore this cooperative effort, the College is
providing professional development resources for teachers, along
with visual and participatory programs that are uniquely suited to
the tech-savvy learning style of young students.
The planetarium will foster partnerships with local civic groups,
clubs and preschools to furnish educational enrichment
opportunities to the entire Williamsport community. “Collaborative
regional opportunities in education are of great interest to the
foundation. FCFP is proud to support Lycoming College through
a project that extends their resources into the community,” said
Jennifer D. Wilson, the foundation’s president and CEO.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY BONDS
The planetarium will foster
partnerships with local
civic groups, clubs, schools
and preschools to furnish
opportunities to the entire