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Media Advisory: No Child Left Inside: Beaver Pond Field Trip
Released: 10/9/2008 2:07:17 PM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Robert Ridky USGS 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4713

Geoff  Camphire American Geological Institute
Phone: 703-379-2480

Amos Simms-Smith Langston Hughes Middle School
Phone: 703-175-3600



In partnership with: American Geological Institute
 

About 500 children will go outside to learn about nature and celebrate Earth Science Week during the Langston Hughes Middle School Beaver Pond Field Trip, which will take place over three days.

Scientists and staff from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the American Geological Institute will lead the 7th grade class at Langston Hughes Middle School through various hands-on stations to discover and learn about earth science. The USGS has been participating in this special community outreach event for the past fifteen years.

"No Child Left Inside," the theme of Earth Science Week 2008 (Oct. 12-17) has become a rallying cry for a growing movement nationwide. Few things are as important to the well-being and future of our public lands as having our children engaged in nature and appreciative of the outdoors.

What:

The media are invited to attend this visual event which will include children investigating their environment by measuring the amount of water flowing in a local stream, testing the chemistry of the water, learning about organisms found in two different streams, creating art projects, mapping the area and much more!

Who:

More than 500 Langston Hughes Middle School students

USGS & AGI scientists

Mark Myers, USGS Director

Where:

Glade Drive and Twin Branches Road

Reston, VA 20191

Visitors can walk down a short asphalt path to the nearest learning station.

When:

Tuesday, October 14

9a.m. - 11a.m.

To learn about special activities and sites to visit in your area visit www.usgs.gov/earthscience/2008/.

For learning activities and resources visit Earth Science Week online at http://www.earthsciweek.org/.


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