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USGS To Celebrate Earth Day: Young Scientists to Learn from the Pros — Children to Release Frogs in Nolan Pond in Reston, Virginia
Released: 4/15/2005

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Clarice Nassif Ransom 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4299



Reston, VA – The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on April 18 will host Chesterbrook Academy middle school students as a way to celebrate Earth Day. The students will receive hands-on demonstrations by USGS employees, including the release of frogs in Nolan Pond in Reston, Va.

"Children will be the scientists of the future. It is important to teach children about how science impacts their everyday lives and to instill in them an interest in science," said USGS Director Chip Groat.

WHO/WHERE: USGS and Chesterbrook Academy Students
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, Va. 20192

WHAT: Celebrate Earth Day/Release Frogs in Nolan Pond

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. Chesterbrook Academy Middle School Students Arrive at USGS National Center

10:15 -10:30 a.m. Students receive overview of science and a hands-on demonstration; USGS Director Chip Groat to greet students.

10:30 a.m. USGS Director Chip Groat and children release frogs into Nolan Pond

Special Note: There is a great photo opportunity at Nolan Pond which is across the street from USGS National Center. Nolan Pond is named after Thomas Brennan Nolan, a former USGS director who served as the head of the agency from 1956-1965.


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