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News Media Invited to View Hartnell Students Helping Elementary School Children Learn About Science

March 28th, 2005

Tuesday, March 29, 9:15-10:30 a.m.
Science Lab Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy School
(Alisal Union School District)
925 N. Sanborn Road
Salinas, CA
Why and What:
For the second year in a row, Hartnell science students, through the Science Outreach Project, are assisting students at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy School with learning about physical science. Students of Hartnell physics instructor Jesse Cude make the presentations on a variety of science topics. The program is supported by a $100,000 government grant. This year more about 210 4th and 5th graders at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy School are involved in the program. On March 29, the hands-on program will center around magnetism in the science lab of 4th grade instructor Teresa Sherpinski.

The program is a win-win situation for both Hartnell and King students. Hartnell students are able to share what they learn at Hartnell and help others, and King students learn more about math and science.

News media representatives should check in at the prinipal's office at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy School. For more information, call Ron Bottini of Hartnell College at (408) 377-0955 (office) or (408) 806-0966 (cell).