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Honors Teachers Who Bring Science to Life


- 4/9/2012

RAYOVAC® HONORS TEACHERS WHO BRING SCIENCE TO LIFE

Teachers enter for a chance to attend Steve Spangler workshop

MADISON, Wisconsin, April 9, 2012 – Few people other than Steve Spangler are better at inspiring teachers to make science fun while still challenging their students to continue learning and improving. So it only makes sense that Rayovac – a leading manufacturer of batteries and pioneer in advancing battery technology – is once again teaming up with Steve Spangler Science and its team of award-winning teachers to give three educators the opportunity to attend Spangler’s hands-on science institute, Science in the Rockies, July 10-12, 2012.

It’s clear to students, parents and administrators when a teacher has exceeded expectations in the classroom. That’s exactly the kind of teacher Rayovac hopes to recognize in the Teachers Bring Science to Life Contest by giving them the chance to attend Science in the Rockies. The intensive three-day, hands-on science training held in Denver, Colorado offers creative science integration strategies for teachers who are focused on making science more meaningful and fun for their students.

“We’re thrilled to renew this partnership, and to be able to offer three teachers the educational experience of a lifetime,” said David Carlson, Director of Marketing Communications. “We’re eager to honor teachers for their extraordinary efforts, and hope they walk away from the workshop with new techniques and experiments they can use in the classroom to give their students a fun and memorable experience.”

Through May 9, educators at any grade level can nominate themselves for a chance to win one of three admissions by submitting an online essay, up to 300 words, at www.rayovac.com/science, explaining how they inspire students and bring learning to life. From the submissions, three inspirational teachers will be selected by Rayovac to win admission worth $895 to attend Science in the Rockies, where attendees will learn great classroom techniques and engaging experiments sure to inspire and captivate their students. More information, the official contest rules and the entry form can be found at www.rayovac.com/science.

About Rayovac

Rayovac is a worldwide leader in battery power and innovation. Backed by a long history of bringing the latest innovations to the marketplace, Rayovac offers a full range of high-performance batteries to meet the power needs of today’s consumers. From long-lasting alkaline batteries to advanced green rechargeable technology to the world’s top-selling, longest lasting mercury free hearing aid battery, Rayovac’s state-of-the-art products offer more power for the money. The company also manufactures a wide selection of high-quality flashlights. For more information, visit www.rayovac.com.

About Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., a member of the Russell 2000 Index, is a diversified, global consumer products company and a leading supplier of batteries, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn & garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents and portable lighting. Helping to meet the needs of consumers worldwide, the Company offers a broad portfolio of market-leading and widely trusted brands including Rayovac®, Remington®, Varta®, George Foreman®, Black & Decker®, Toastmaster®, Tetra®, Marineland®, Nature’s Miracle®, Dingo®, 8-in-1®, Littermaid®, FURminator®, Spectracide®, Cutter®, Repel®, Hot Shot® and Black Flag®. Spectrum Brands Holdings' products are sold by the world's top 25 retailers and are available in more than one million stores in approximately 130 countries. Spectrum Brands Holdings reported net sales of approximately $3.2 billion in fiscal 2011. For more information, visit www.spectrumbrands.com.

About Steve Spangler Science

Steve Spangler is probably best known for teaching millions of people how to turn an ordinary bottle of soda into an erupting geyser of fun with his Mentos Geyser Experiment, which became an internet sensation in 2005. He has also been described as the guy who shoots potatoes, makes toilet paper fly and mixes up a perfect batch of slime. Steve started his career as a science teacher in the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado. He is currently based in Denver, but travels extensively, training teachers in way to make learning more engaging and fun. His hands-on "boot camps" and summer institutes inspire and teach teachers how to prepare a new generation for an ever-changing work force. Over the last 20 years, he has also made more than 850 television appearances including entertaining segments on The Ellen Degeneres Show, as an authority on hand-on science and inquiry-based learning. This Emmy award-winning journalist, teacher, and toy designer teaches people how to create unforgettable learning experiences that spread like a virus.

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