RPSEC Traveling Demonstration Hits the Road


The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Traveling Demonstration Program got off to a running start on February 16, 1994 at Redcliffe Elementary School where 55 elementary and middle school teachers from Area 5 of Aiken County Public Schools learned how to use the new equipment. This program provides access for K-12 teachers and students to state-of-the-arts science equipment that is unavailable in most schools. It helps teachers connect classroom science experiences with the outside world. The laser equipment, for example, can even help a kindergartner relate the bar code readers seen at the grocery store with technology studied in science classes.

The first of a series of five area mini-conferences was presented at Redcliffe. During the mini-conferences, scientists, engineers and teachers provide workshops in which potential users can learn how to operate the equipment. We are grateful to those volunteers, including Joette Sonnenberg and Jim Blankenhorn of the Solid Waste Management Group at WSRC, for the many, many hours they have already given to organizing the materials and conducting training sessions. The following workshops are planned:

Date.........Group.........Level...........Time..............Location



3/9/94.....Area 3.....Elem/Mid.....3:00-5:00.....Jefferson Elem.

3/11/94.....Area 1.....Middle.....1:00-3:00.....Schofield Middle

3/16/94.....Area 4.....Elem/Mid.....3:00-5:00.....AL Corbett Middle

3/23/94.....Area 2....Middle....3:00-5:00.....Paul Knox Middle

4/13/94.....N.Augusta Elem. Faculty....3:00-5:00.....N.Augusta Elem.

4/20/94.....All areas.....Secondary....3:00-5:30.....RPSEC Classroom

4/27/94....Area 3....Elem/Mid....3:00-5:00.....Byrd Elem.

5/4/94....Belvedere Elem. Faculty.....3:00-5:00.....Belvedere Elem.

5/11/94....Hammond Hill Elem. Fac.....3:00-5:00....Hammond Hill Elem.

TBA......Area 1......Elem.....TBA....TBA

After the training period, teachers will be able to borrow the equipment by calling the Center at (803) 648-6851, Ext. 3313.



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