Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Seek Students from Across the Country to Solve Environmental Issues in Sixth Annual

   Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Seek Students from Across the
 Country to Solve Environmental Issues in Sixth Annual 'Siemens We Can Change
                             the World Challenge'

-- Challenge Supports Educators with Project-Based Learning Experiences for
their Students --

-- More than $300,000 in Prizes Including Scholarships, Savings Bonds, School
Grants, Adventure Trips and More --

PR Newswire

ISELIN, N.J., Aug. 19, 2013

ISELIN, N.J., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As global environmental challenges
increase, the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education are looking to our
country's future leaders and problem-solvers for innovative solutions. Since
2008, the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge has tasked K-12 students,
under the guidance of an advisor, with identifying an environmental issue in
their classroom, school or community and creating a replicable green solution
for the chance to earn more than $300,000 in scholarships, savings bonds,
school grants, and more.

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The Challenge, which kicks off today with a call for entries, pairs student
teams with advisors, to develop actionable concepts that can make an impact on
their communities. These concepts will be reviewed by a rigorous three-part
process with a panel of environmental advocates and science educators who will
judge teams based on their research, analysis and the ability of the solution
to be replicated on a larger scale.

The Challenge is sponsored by the Siemens Foundation and is administered by
Discovery Education. Participating students can find help in turning their
ideas into a reality through the aid of a variety of web-based curriculum
tools powered by Discovery Education.

"Young people have incredible ideas and unique perspectives on our world. Year
after year, the students who participate in the Siemens We Can Change the
World Challenge continue to devise innovative solutions to pressing
environmental problems that affect local communities and the world as a
whole," said Jeniffer Harper-Taylor, president of the Siemens Foundation. "The
Challenge is a tremendous opportunity that empowers students to think about
and approach local and global environmental issues and we're looking forward
to seeing what this year's students will dream up."

Now it's your turn

To join this educational initiative, team advisors (who must be full-time or
part-time school employees) can register for the Siemens We Can Change the
World Challenge, add their student teams and begin formulating their projects
at www.wecanchange.com. Student and school prizes, which vary according to
grade level and are valued at more than $300,000 total, include scholarships,
savings bonds, school grants, adventure trips, school assemblies and more.

The www.wecanchange.com site helps teams get started with a robust free
resource section that includes new lesson plans that address Next Generation
Science Standards and Common Core for K-12, e-books, virtual labs and more to
accompany each stage of the Challenge for each grade level. These materials
have been created by Discovery Education, a division of Discovery
Communications that provides scientifically proven standards-based digital
content and resources to classrooms nationwide.

The deadline for all entries is March 4, 2014. Finalists and winners will then
be announced in April 2014. For more information on the Siemens We Can Change
the World Challenge, visit www.wecanchange.com or www.facebook.com/wecanchange
.

About Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge

The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge (www.wecanchange.com) is the
premier national sustainability challenge. It empowers students in grades K-12
to develop and share environmental solutions that can help change the world.
The Challenge is sponsored by the Siemens Foundation and is administered by
Discovery Education to educate, empower and engage elementary, middle and high
school students and teachers to become "Agents of Change" in improving their
schools, communities and world. To date, more than 80,000 students have
participated, creatively engaging their communities to find solutions to a
local environmental issue or global energy challenge. All participants
research their issue using scientific investigation and create a replicable
green solution using web-based curriculum tools powered by Discovery
Education. For more information, visit www.wecanchange.com.

About the Siemens Foundation

The Siemens Foundation provides more than $7 million annually in support of
educational initiatives in the areas of science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) in the United States. Its signature programs include the
Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the Siemens We Can Change
the World Challenge and the Siemens STEM Academy, a national STEM education
program for teachers designed to support educators in their efforts to foster
student achievement in these fields. By supporting outstanding students today,
and recognizing the teachers and schools that inspire their excellence, the
Foundation helps nurture tomorrow's scientists and engineers. The Foundation's
mission is based on the culture of innovation, research and educational
support that is the hallmark of Siemens' U.S. companies and its parent
company, Siemens AG. For further information, visit
www.siemens-foundation.org.

About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content
for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital
textbooks, multimedia content that supports the implementation of Common Core,
professional development, assessment tools, and the largest professional
learning community of its kind. Available in over half of all U.S. schools,
community colleges and in 50 countries around the world, Discovery Education
partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate
students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions
that accelerate academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one
nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at
www.discoveryeducation.com.

SOURCE Discovery Education

Website: http://www.discoveryeducation.com
Contact: Chanika Colbert, Siemens Foundation, 770-751-2073,
chanika.colbert@siemens.com, or Lyndsey Grubbs, Discovery Communications,
240-662-2572, Lyndsey_Grubbs@discovery.com