(Arcadia, FL January 24, 2012) – More than 400 fourth grade students in DeSoto County recently visited the Florida Aquarium with expenses for the trip paid for by a Mosaic grant. Students and teachers at West, Nocatee and Memorial Elementary schools traveled to Tampa to learn about the unique marine environments and habitats surrounding Florida’s shorelines.
Local schools across the state held the Great American Teach-In this week, inviting professionals from all walks of life into the classrooms to talk about their jobs.
Congratulations to Mosaic’s Community Relations Manager, Heather Nedley, who was named to the Board of Directors for the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce. Heather’s appointment is from 2011-2013.
Members of the Leadership DeSoto Class 3 spent their second day of the year long program learning about Agriculture and the Environment. The day of educational speakers and tours was sponsored by Mosaic.
An open house for the Mosaic Company’s new DeSoto County office was held on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in downtown Arcadia. Located in “The Depot” plaza at 4 West Oak Street, Suite B, the office will serve as an additional resource for DeSoto residents who are interested in learning more about Mosaic’s operations, plans and community involvement in the county.
WTSP Channel 10 News joined the Florida Audubon to learn how they are working to protect the birds at Alafia Bank Bird Sanctuary.
The Mosaic Express, also known as Big MoE, incorporates agriculture, geology, biology and engineering into Mosaic’s phosphate mining and fertilizer production business. This month, more than 350 students at DeSoto Middle School had a chance to see explore the bus and participate in interactive activities.
Mosaic is a proud sponsor of the Student of the Month Awards give to students at local schools. The awards are presented to exceptional students by the principals during the DeSoto Chamber Early Bird Breakfast.
Today, The Mosaic Company launched mosaicindesoto.com, a new website created for DeSoto County residents. The site serves as an interactive tool to inform DeSoto residents on Mosaic’s operations, plans and community involvement in the county.