Fourth Graders Share their Collaborative Great Salt Lake Experiments with Westminster
North Star Elementary School Students Present Posters on Experiments Concerning GSL
SALT LAKE CITY – In an effort to continuously strengthen its outreach efforts with local K-12 students, Westminster College has invited 29 fourth graders from North Star Elementary School to present posters on their experiments concerning the Great Salt Lake on April 9, 2008, at 10 a.m. in the first-floor hallway of Malouf Hall (Education).
Over the past semester, 13 of Westminster’s Elementary Science Methods students have been working closely with the North Star fourth graders to help generate interest and excitement in science through these collaborative experiments. One of Westminster’s goals is to contribute to the science and environmental education of K-12 students by linking teachers to project opportunities and linking curriculum to ongoing Great Salt Lake research activities. This is the first year Westminster has involved a Title I school in this program, and it hopes to continue to create outreach opportunities for other institutions in the future.
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(801) 832-2682 Carolyn Jenkins at 832-2485.
WHO: North Star Elementary School 4th Graders & Westminster Elementary
Science Methods Students
WHAT: Great Salt Lake Experiment Poster Exhibit
WHERE: Westminster College
Malouf Hall, First Floor
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT
WHEN: April 9, 2008
10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information visit www.westminstercollege.edu.