December 29, 2020

$25,000 Grant Enables Development of New Interactive Museum Exhibit

JUANA DIAZ, PUERTO RICO, December 29, 2020—As part of its educational mission in STEM disciplines, EcoExploratorio, Inc., has established a collaborative partnership with CooperVision to create the Scientific Room of Marine Life at the Puerto Rico Science Museum. The room—which is part of the Oceanic Exhibition—will give visitors the opportunity to discover, explore and learn about oceans and marine life, as well as the environmental conservation of Puerto Rico’s natural resources and how they are affected by climate change. The museum expects the exhibit to benefit thousands of students interested in the marine sciences and natural ecosystems of the oceans.

EcoExploratorio received a $25,000 grant from CooperVision Puerto Rico to create the new exhibit, which includes open fish tanks that will allow visitors to interact with various species found in Puerto Rico and around the world.

“Our involvement in this project reaffirms our commitment to helping enrich the education of the thousands of students in our communities who are interested in STEM disciplines,” said Rolando Torres, Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing, CooperVision. “With the introduction of the Scientific Room of Marine Life, our goal is to provide all available educational tools and resources for students to discover, explore, and familiarize themselves with marine life and the importance of natural ecosystem conversation on our island.”

“This partnership with CooperVision Puerto Rico further enriches our offering of informal education in the field of marine sciences and environment for the benefit of thousands of students and families in Puertor Rico,” said Jenny M. Guevara, Executive Director of EcoExploratorio, Inc. “We are extremely honored that CooperVision is part of our Allies of the Museum so that we can continue our mission of supporting education for the entire Puerto Rican community.”

As part of its educational partnership with CooperVision, EcoExploratorio will make available its digital Virtual Science platform, which connects scientists, teachers and experts from around the world to teachers, students, and the general public to educate them on the importance of conserving and preserving marine ecosystems and oceans. This remote learning experience is offered free of charge.

EcoExploratorio has educational and collaborative partnerships across the world, including with the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, NASA, and FEMA, to develop activities that help to enhance the school and community resilience educational program.

 

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About CooperVision
CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of contact lenses. The company produces a full array of daily disposable, two-week and monthly soft contact lenses that feature advanced materials and optics, and premium rigid gas permeable lenses for orthokeratology and scleral designs. CooperVision has a strong heritage of addressing the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, childhood myopia, and highly irregular corneas; and offers the most complete portfolio of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit www.coopervision.com.

About CooperCompanies
CooperCompanies ("Cooper") is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE (NYSE:COO). Cooper operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision brings a refreshing perspective on vision care with a commitment to developing a wide range of high-quality products for contact lens wearers and providing focused practitioner support. CooperSurgical is committed to advancing the health of women, babies and families with its diversified portfolio of products and services focusing on medical devices and fertility & genomics. Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., Cooper has a workforce of more than 12,000 with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com

About EcoExploratorio, Inc.
EcoExploratorio, a 501c3 non-profit institution, operates from two spaces: Oceanic, fixed exhibition on the second level of Plaza Las Americas, and the Planeta Digital mobile exhibition. In this way, the museum offers guided tours, serves school and community groups, visits schools, towns and companies, and runs STEM educational programs to inspire children to explore, share and protect the natural environment through science, engineering, mathematics and technology. He specializes in the design of educational programs in STEM and in the production of large-scale educational events such as the Solar Eclipse at the Convention Center, summer camps, and the Digital Planet Expo route that runs through most of Puerto Rico's major shopping centers. For additional information, please contact (787)281- 9090 / (787)281-9091 or write to us at info@ecoexploratorio.org.

CooperVision Media Contact
Mike McDougall, APR, Fellow PRSA, McDougall Communications
mike@mcdougallpr.com or +1-585-434-2150

EcoExploratorio, Inc. Media Contact
Ingerman Martínez Santos
ingerman@pressprwire.com or 787.370.9086