Anyone in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties want to help kids catch the science fever? Here’s your chance:
I LOVE Science (Increasing Local Opportunities for Volunteers Enthusiastic about Science) is looking for volunteers interested in leading monthly, one hour hands-on science activities in fifth-grade classrooms during the 2008-2009 school year. Training for volunteers will be on August 27 at 5:30 pm at the Gulf Power Corporate Office on Bayfront Parkway.
Volunteers are partnered directly with classroom teachers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. They are given activity guides, materials and training on the lessons. Volunteers do not need to be scientists; they just need to care about science education.
In other news, Ocean Breeze Elementary School recently got a new science room.
After all the bake sales, family-night dinners, talent shows, and community festivals, the Parent Teacher Organization that is charged with organizing the school’s fundraising activities finally met its goal.
The money raised went to create a new science lab for students from kindergarten through sixth grade.