Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Scripps Florida is once again hosting a “CELLebrate” Science day at The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens where the School District of Palm Beach County will have its own exhibit as well featuring the winners of the 2012 Palm Beach Regional Science and Engineering Fair. These students from grades 6-12 will present their own scientific research to the public as a prelude to competing at Florida’s State Science and Engineering Fair in Lakeland, FL in March 2013.
School District K-12 Science Manager Wendy Spielman had the following to say:
“As the state of Florida has become a hub for the biotech industry, it is vital that our students and their families understand the impact of biotechnology on maintaining and improving quality of life. This event will make the science of biotechnology accessible to our students and the community in a fun, interactive way. It may also open students’ eyes to a variety of careers paths and fields of study that they may have never considered before. It will be an outstanding event.”
According to a press release by the Public Affairs Office of the PBC school district, Scripps Florida staff will be conducting exciting science demonstrations throughout the day. There will also be interactive exhibits that will open up the minds of all who visit. Scripps Florida scientists will be there to discuss their groundbreaking research that is taking place right here in Palm Beach County!
School District 6-12 Science Program Planner Gregory Goebel said that he has no doubt that many of these students will one day be working side-by-side with the scientists at Scripps and other scientific institutions; he went on to say that it is great to see the positive reaction from the public every year as they are amazed at the outstanding work being done by these middle and high school students that already has real-world applications.
REF: PBCSD (Press Release) Public Affairs Office. January 2013