Science STARS Red Carpet Night at the Cinema Theater

Thursday, April 26, 2012
6:15 to 7:45 p.m.    
957 So. Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY       

Celebrating Science in Our Community
Come for a fun SCIENCE filled night as eight girls from East High School debut two science documentaries - one on the dangers of texting and driving and one on how BPA in plastics affects our health.  Visit interactive science displays and learn about related science being done in our community!  All ages welcome and invited! Refreshments provided.

Starring: Nicole Bennett, Marissa Colaianni, Venezia Hernandez-Andino, Sonyalice McGrew, Alysha Schinzing, Alicia Stewart and Alana Sturgis

Science STARS (Students Tackling Authentic & Relevant Science) will host a red carpet event on Thursday, with East High School girls turning out for the first-ever Science STARS Red Carpet Night at the Cinema Theater. Science STARS, a science inquiry afterschool club for seventh- through twelfth-grade girls at East High School that is led by graduate students studying science education at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education, have met every Thursday this school year. The first half of the year students developed and conducted scientific investigations around the topic of urban ecology (science in our city) that led to noticeable, positive change. As an extension of this work, a subset of the girls then focused on honing their literacy skills the second half of the school year as they worked alongside professional filmmakers and University of Rochester undergraduate science majors to create science documentaries that will air on Red Carpet Night for the community and on YouTube and other educational outlets as a resource for science educators. Students will debut two science documentaries—one on the dangers of texting and driving and one on how BPA plastics affect our health—and feature interactive science displays where they will answer questions about science being done in their own community.

Tags: April Luehmann, science education, Science STARS