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Syracuse City Schools to take ESF's Environmental Challenge

Science Fair and Career Exploration for 7th and 8th graders
3/9

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Two hundred students from Syracuse city middle schools will participate in the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's (ESF) Environmental Challenge science fair Tuesday, March 15. The science fair will take place on the ESF campus in Marshall Hall Lounge and Moon Library from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Judging begins at 10:30. Awards will be presented during lunch between 11:30 and 12:30. After lunch, students will participate in career exploration activities presented by ESF graduates and staff.

Meteorologist David Eichorn from WIXT-TV 9 will be the presenter at the opening ceremonies.

The Environmental Challenge, in its fourth year, is designed as a science fair and career exploration especially for Syracuse City School District seventh- and eighth-graders. It also serves as a preliminary event to encourage students to participate in the MOST Science Fair in April.

The Environmental Challenge encourages student projects that support and extend the seventh-eighth grade science curriculum; foster student and teacher research, scientific inquiry, and critical thinking; expand student exploration of science, engineering, and related careers and educational interests; and increase student exploration and understanding of the urban environment and its relationship to the global environment. The Environmental Challenge is sponsored by Blasland, Bouck & Lee, Inc., ESF Graduate Student Association, the ESF Faculty Governance Outreach Committee, Custom Logo, meteorologists Tom Hauf of WTVH-TV 5, Peter Hall of WSTM-TV 3 and Eichorn.

For more information about the Environmental Challenge, contact Dr. Rick Beal, Educational Outreach associate, at 470-6817. Information is also available at www.esf.edu/outreach.

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Release No. 13 3/9/05


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