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  • Date: April 21, 2005
    Media Contact: Karen Benn Marshall, 301-650-1340 (office), 301-332-1229 (cell on day of event)

    More than 250 School Children to Celebrate Earth Day at Montgomery College
    Visual, Hands-on Activities to Include Testing Soil and Water, Making Rubber, Creating a Mini-Aquarium, and Simulating an Oil Spill and Cleanup

    10 A.M. - NOON

    Montgomery College-Takoma Park
    Falcon Hall Gymnasium
    7600 Takoma Avenue
    Takoma Park, Maryland


    More than 250 Montgomery County school children will celebrate Earth Day at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park Campus on Friday, April 22.  Montgomery College faculty, staff, and students will take the elementary school students, from kindergarten through third grade and fifth grade, through a series of fun, hands-on activities and experiments. 

    Organized by the Department of Biology at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park Campus, this event is the first Earth Day celebration for school children at Montgomery College.  The children will visit twelve different Earth Day stations set up inside the Takoma Park Campus gymnasium where they will learn everything from how to make rubber and how to create a mini-aquarium to how volcano eruptions happen and how to make recycled artwork.  Students will explore topics, such as “Science: It’s Not Just for Breakfast Anymore” and oil spills.  Montgomery College students will also share the results of their recent service learning project, which involved testing soil and water at Sligo Creek Park. 

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    Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md.  The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study. 



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