The School of Education at Pace University and educators in the Croton-Harmon School District are pairing up to offer a special science program for young people in the community. The science seminars are open to students in grades 4 to 8 who are enrolled in the district.
The programs will take place in the new science labs at the high school and concentrate on real-world science applications.
The cost for each session is $50, or $180 for all four. All the sessions run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Pace University instructors, along with student helpers, will run the labs.
The program offerings:
*Nov. 12: Environmental science Prof. Angelo Spillo will look at the school’s carbon footprint, ways to reduce emissions and sustainable energy consumption.
*Jan. 21: Prof. Gerald Ardito, who also teaches in Croton schools, will run a program on “Physical Computing,” hardware, software, motors, probes and sensors.
*Feb. 18: Prof. Andrew Wier will discuss molecular biology and how microbes can be used to investigate crime scene or spoil food.
*March 17: Prof. Charlene Hoegler will lecture on the “web of life,” how scientists think and order in the natural world.
For more information and registration:
GeraldArdito@chusfd.org. or 914-271-5331.
“There are so many cool things about the Saturday Science Program. We are able to offer a structured extracurricular Science program for our students,” said Ardito, who is teaching one of the Saturday Science classes.” We are making a real, educational connection with educators at Pace University, and taking advantage of our brand new lab facilities.”
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