Teaching young scientists

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By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario - Kids are invited to explore science and nature through the microscope of a real scientist.

River institute scientist, Dr. Andy Bramburger.

The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences will be launching a hands-on educational program for ages six to 12 at the Cornwall Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 11.

The ‘Science and Nature Rocks’ program will feature various scientists and naturalists exploring their fun and exciting fields with interactive learning.

River institute scientists, Dr. Andy Bramburger and Louis Savard, will transform a part of the library into a junior laboratory during the monthly workshop series from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

‘Microscope Mania’ invites 15 budding scientists to learn about microscopes and their many uses in a scientist’s toolkit.

“Participants are being invited to bring along something very small to undertake their own scientific investigation and see the world in a brand new way,” said Pierre Dufour, library community relations and programs coordinator.

The second session of the Science and Nature Rocks series will examine Ontario’s backyard wildlife with ‘Skin, Bones, Tracks, Scat and All That’ on Saturday, Feb. 8.

The program is free, but space is limited.

Register at the Children’s Department at the Cornwall Public Library or by calling (613) 932-4796.

Organizations: Cornwall Public Library, St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences

Geographic location: Ontario

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