FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 24, 2009
Contact: Debra Williams
MUW’s fall science workshops explore wildlife and the water cycle
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Mississippi University for Women Science and Enrichment Program has put together an exciting lineup of workshops and field trips this fall.
Several sessions for teachers and students will be held at the Plymouth Bluff Center. All workshops are free of charge and sponsored by the MUW Department of Science and Mathematics.
Kenny Langley, Science Enrichment Program project coordinator, said, “Whether you are a teacher or a parent and you would like your class or child to attend, we hope you will take advantage of the programs full day of fun.”
The first workshop, “Operation: Wild Kids,” is scheduled for Oct. 5-6. The session will cover wildlife biology, orienteering, trapping and the fur trade. Students will learn in a classroom environment with hands-on activities, allowing them to enjoy outdoor hiking trails and observing natural habitats. The second workshop, “Waterworks 101,” is scheduled for Oct. 26 and Nov. 16-17. This thirst-replenishing exploration unravels the hydrological cycle, water quality, watersheds and includes an extended boat ride and wading in water. The program also will offer teachers a geology and earth science workshop, with Dr. Chris Dewey of Mississippi State University on Nov. 7 and chemistry workshop featuring Dr. Jiben Roy of MUW as the keynote speaker on Nov. 21. The program concludes with an astronomy workshop on Dec. 5.
The program is made possible through congressional grant funding.
CEUs and stipends are available to teachers planning to attend the workshops.
Teachers and students interested in attending any of the workshops can visit http://www.muw.edu/sci_math/sep/ or contact Langley at 662-329-7379 or email email@example.com.