UWA’s Science Saturday for school children rescheduled for Feb. 23

The University of West Alabama’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has rescheduled its upcoming Science Saturday event that was originally slated for Feb. 16. The event has been moved to Feb. 23. from 9:30 to11:30 a.m. at Bibb Graves Hall on the UWA campus. All elementary to high school students in and around Sumter County are invited to attend.

Dr. Kevin Morse, a UWA professor, will discuss the importance of aquatic insects, what they suggest about water quality, and how to collect and identify the insects. Students will be able to observe and handle live freshwater insects.

Science Saturdays are designed to give young students early exposure to the world of science. 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 fourth through twelfth grades. Spaces are limited. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Rosie Campbell at rmc@uwa.edu or call 205-652-3414. For more information visit Science Saturdays online at http://www.uwa.edu/sciencesaturdays/.