• UWA invites area students to “MicroLife!” Science Saturday

    Posted: October 31, 2011

    Author: Betsy Compton

    The University of West Alabama’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics invite elementary and middle school students in and around Sumter County to the next in its series of Science Saturdays on Nov. 12 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Bibb Graves Hall on the UWA campus.

    “MicroLife!” will give students an opportunity to see a microscopic world, otherwise unseen, in a drop of water. Led by Dr. Brian Burnes, professor of biology at UWA, the workshop features several sessions of hands-on activities for collecting water samples and observing microorganisms under the microscope.

    Science Saturdays are designed to give young students early exposure to the world of science. The sessions create excitement and enthusiasm that students need not only to learn the basics of science, but also gain the tools to further their studies in the field.

    The workshop is free and open to all children in third through eighth grades. The series is supported in part by a grant from the Sumter County Nature Trust.

    Spaces are limited. For more information or to reserve a spot, please email Rosie Campbell or call 205-652-3414.
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