UWA to host area school students this weekend for Science Saturday

LIVINGSTON — The University of West Alabama’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics invites school students in Sumter County and neighboring communities to the next in its series of Science Saturdays on June 22 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Bibb Graves Hall on the UWA campus. Dr. John McCall, a UWA professor, will present “Finding Nemo (…and his buddies),” a lesson on Sumter County fish.

Students will learn about the fish that live in Sumter County’s creeks and streams through hands-on experience in collecting and identifying the fish. They will visit a creek near the UWA campus to catch and collect fish then take those back to a campus laboratory to learn more about the species.

Science Saturdays are designed to give young students early exposure to the world of science and mathematics. The sessions create excitement and enthusiasm that students need not only to learn the basics of science, but also gain the tools to further their studies in the field.

The workshop is free and open to all children in grades three through 12. Spaces are limited. For more information or to reserve a spot, email Rosie Campbell<mailto:rmc@uwa.edu> (rmc@uwa.edu) or call 205-652-3414. For more information visit Science Saturdays website at http://www.uwa.edu/sciencesaturdays/,