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4th-Graders Tour USGS' St. Petersburg Science Center in St. Petersburg, FL

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Student tour: Visiting students and teachers in the courtyard at the USGS St. Petersburg Science Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Trinity School for Children in Tampa, FL, visited the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'s St. Petersburg Science Center (CCWS) in St. Petersburg, FL, on the morning of November 7. Fifty-three 4th-graders took part in the tour, which was requested by Eugene Henry, on the Hillsborough County staff, and arranged through Claire Brooks and Jamie Andrisio, fourth-grade teachers at the Trinity School. The school has about 400 students ranging from preschool through eighth grade.

We divided the large group into three subgroups and had three stations for demonstrations. Chris Reich, Noreen Buster, and Chuck Holmes gave 10-minute presentations on coral reefs, analyzing drill cores, and geochronology. Ilsa Kuffner, Karynna Calderon, and Dennis Krohn led the tours. Dave Wegener and Terry Kelley helped with parking and shop tours. Stacy Merriweather, Marci Marot, and Kate Ciembronowicz helped with goodie bags. As a special treat, Rich Young and Molly McLaughlin helped prepare orange drink packaged in 10-ounce scientific water-sampling containers. As might be expected, the drink containers were the students' favorite memory of the tour, but Gene Shinn's famous flushable toilet on top of porous limestone from the Florida Keys was a close second. Thanks are extended to all who participated.

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