Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Science After School enrichment program at Fairmont State, taught by elementary preservice teachers under the direction of Dr. Deb Hemler, Geoscience Education Coordinator, and supervised by Jo Ellen Snider, science methods instructor, begins Monday, March 27.

Two course sections will be offered this semester. The Monday evening elementary (K-6) section runs from 6-7 p.m. March 27 and April 3, 10, and 17. The theme for this program is "Kitchen Science." Students will investigate the science you might not expect to find in household items.

The Wednesday evening elementary section (K-6) runs from 6-7 p.m. March 29 and April 5, 12 and 19. The theme for this program is "Exploring Pluto." Students will explore the conditions outermost planet and moons with the help of NASA New Horizon materials.

The elementary (K-6) evening sessions will be divided into to groups: primary and intermediate classes. The primary classes (K-2) will be taught in Room 302 and the intermediate classes (3-6) in Room 106 of Hunt Haught Hall on the Fairmont State campus.

The cost is $25 for each section, and students may enroll in both sections. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. An application form from a parent or guardian is required. For more information, call Deb Hemler at FSU at (304) 367-4393.