• UWA invites elementary students for Starfish Science Saturday

    Posted: January 17, 2012

    Author: Betsy Compton

    The University of West Alabama’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics invites elementary and middle school students in and around Sumter County to the next in its series of Science Saturdays on Feb. 4 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Bibb Graves Hall on the UWA campus.

    “Dissection Exploration Lab” will give students an opportunity to dissect starfish and learn about life from inside out. Led by Dr. Ketia Shumaker, associate professor of biology at UWA, the workshop features several sessions of hands-on activities for dissecting starfish and learning their anatomy.

    Science Saturdays are designed to give young students early exposure to the world of science and mathematics. The sessions create excitement and enthusiasm that students need not only to learn the basics of science and math, 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 (rmc@uwa.edu) or call 205-652-3414.
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