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January 02, 2008

Science Alive! invites middle schoolers to a day of hands-on science fun

WHO: Students in grades 6-8

WHAT: Are invited to register for Science Alive! Science Alive is an annual conference for middles schoolers featuring hands-on activities that make science fun. Science Alive!, it's seventh consecutive year, now draws over 300 middle schoolers from around the Bay Area.

This year's program includes:
* Workshops for students with hands-on math, science and computer enrichment activities/demonstrations.
* Parent workshops on education, financing the cost of college, and more!
* Lunch
* Keynote Address - Flames, Flares and Explosions Presented by Lawrence Hall of Science
* Raffle, prizes, and more!

Students can choose among 20 different workshops, including Crystal Growing, String Art, GavTV, Slime Time, The Secret Life of Strawberries, Is it Going To Rain?, A Cow's Eye View, First Aid for Kids, CSI, and more. Parents are invited to participate in: Financial Aid: Money For College, Preparation for High School and College - What Parents Should Know, Living With Your Adolescent, Help Your Child Succeed in Math and Science, and Yoga.

Presenters include current and former Gavilan College MESA Students, Gavilan College math and science instructors, and guests from the Santa Clara Valley Water District, Schmahl Science Workshop, the UCSC Genome Bioinformatics Group, the National Weather Service, Gilroy Veterinary Hospital, Gilroy Fire Department, Gilroy High School, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, and UCSC physics students.

Bus transportation will be available from Hollister.

WHEN: Saturday, February 2, 2008
7:30-8:50 a.m. Check In: Gavilan College Student Center
9:00-10:00 a.m. Workshop I
10:10-11:10 a.m. Workshop II
11:10-11:25 a.m. Snack Break
11:30-12:30 a.m. Workshop III
12:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-3:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Chabot Science Center, Science Fair
3:00-3:30 p.m. Raffle, Prizes, Conference ends

WHERE: Gavilan College Gilroy Campus: 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy

WHY: Science Alive! is presented by the Gavilan College Math Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) program, The Gavilan College Math Department, and the Gavilan College Educational Foundation. Science Alive helps young students to connect with science, and also gain exposure to a college campus. Parnet workshops are designed to help parents better support their students' interests and educational goals.

HOW: Register online at or call Hope Jukl at (408) 846-4947. Students should register early to get their choice of workshops. Many sessions fill quickly. The $10 registration fee includes the workshop and lunch. A limited number of need-based scholarships will be available.


Last modified: August 17, 2011
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