7/19/2006

Grad Students Perform Real-Life Experiments

Warner graduate students in the course, Integrating Science and Technology, conducted science experiments at Durand Eastman Beach as part of a science teacher preparation graduate program grounded in authentic experiences.

Students recently presented their findings on water quality and bacteria levels at the beach. Reporters from RNews and the Democrat and Chronicle covered the story (links below).

In August, these same graduate students will run a summer camp for Rochester area middle school students. The experience is part of the Warner School's Get Real! Science program, designed to engage students in learning about real science problems and how to effectively share this knowledge with the public. By the end of the summer camp, middle schoolers will have completed a scientific investigation and developed a public service announcement to be shared with the community and parents on the camp's last day.

> Read Democrat and Chronicle article
> Read about RNews coverage
> Learn more about Get Real!

Tags: Democrat and Chronicle, Get Real! Science, R News, science, science education