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1997-5 -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 1997

Super Science Saturday at NCAR

Contact: Linda Carbone
UCAR Communications
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Telephone: 303-497-8612
Fax: (303) 497-8610
E-mail: lcarbone@ucar.edu

February 10, 1997
BOULDER--The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will host Super Science Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, 1 March at NCAR's Mesa Laboratory. Funded by a grant from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Super Science Saturday is a day of activities designed to promote science literacy and stimulate area students and teachers to explore the relationship bewteen science and art.

This year's Super Science Saturday will offer a morning of scientific presentations, featuring NCAR scientist Greg Thompson (Stormchasing) and CU's Richard Armstrong (Snow/Avalanches), and an afternoon of workshops for teachers and students grades 5-12. Workshop topics include photography, science demo design, environmental clay printing, and Web exploration. All morning events are open to the public. Students and teachers must register in advance for the afternoon workshops.

Public events for Super Science Saturday will also include NCAR science demonstrations and hands-on activities hosted by Collage Children's Museum, Science Discovery, and the Butterfly Pavilion. NCAR's exhibit and art galleries will be open to the public as usual.

For more information and workshop registration, contact NCAR Outreach at 497-8612 or lcarbone@ucar.edu.

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