Environmental program presents science for young minds

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

DENTON (UNT), Texas - The Elm Fork Education center, the public education branch of the University of North Texas' environmental program, is offering a series of fun and educational events this fall through its Family Fun Science Series.

On September 25 (Saturday), the center will present a true Texas survivor game. Participants will learn how to survive in the native terrains of Texas, compete against others, and get to explore the interactive exhibits.

On October 23 (Saturday), the center will present an artifact, rock and fossil road show. Participants are invited to bring these items to the center to be examined by the experts. In addition to the road show, an archeological dig will take place on site where junior diggers can search for buried historical treasures.

On November 13 (Saturday), the center provides a day of day of fun exploring the 'wide world of water.' Participants will enjoy hands-on centers and exhibits, along with stream and pond exploration in the Outdoor Learning Area (ODELA).

All Family Fun Science events are held at the Environmental Education Science and Technology building, located at the corner of Avenue C and Hickory, on the UNT campus. Each event opens at 10 am and closes at 3 pm. Cost of admission is $6 for children, and free for accompanying adults. Each admission includes a free Sky Theater show, popcorn, soda, and access to all exhibits and activities.

For more information on the Family fun Science program, contact Alice Delaney at (940) 369-7956, or by email at adelaney@unt.edu.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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