February 19, 2012
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Malynda Dorsey
Communications Specialist

VSU Hosts Fourth Science Saturday Feb. 25

 

VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University will host its fourth Science Saturday titled “Life!” on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Bailey Science Center atrium.

The event will provide hands-on activities for children to help them understand all aspects of biology. Activities include examining skulls and crossbones, a closer look at the skin, animal dissections, pond life exposed and monitoring the heart beat on an EKG.

The Science Saturday program is part of the College of Arts and Sciences STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Initiative. The goal of the STEM initiative is to encourage middle grades students to major in STEM areas and help students succeed in those programs. The program puts science and math into a fun and entertaining context and allows students to see basic scientific principles in action.

For more information about Science Saturdays, contact Dr. Gary L. Wood at lwood@valdosta.edu .