Penn Students to Host Philadelphia Middle Schoolers for ‘Science Day’ April 3

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194March 28, 2014

WHO:             Students from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Earth and Environmental Science and Rising Sons, a Philadelphia nonprofit

WHAT:           “Science Day: From Microbes to Mountains”

WHEN:           Thursday, April 3, 2014, 4-7 p.m.

WHERE:         University of Pennsylvania

                      Hayden Hall Lobby

                      240 S. 33rd St., Philadelphia


The Department of Earth and Environmental Science in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences is hosting “Science Day: From Microbes to Mountains.”

The event, organized by graduate and undergraduate students in the department, will support the Philadelphia organization Rising Sons in its mission to empower inner city youth through education and mentorship.

Penn students will provide interactive sessions relating to earth and environmental science for middle school students from the Philadelphia region. These sessions will cover topics in paleontology, biology, chemistry, geology and physics. Session activities will range from creating glow-in-the-dark microbes to examining dinosaur bones.

The event aims to not only provide a fun afternoon for the middle school students but also a springboard for them to continue learning about opportunities in science and to connect with people who can help them along their journey.