Secondary schools' exhibit to display science projects...

Education Notes

March 05, 2000

Secondary schools' exhibit to display science projects

The projects of several hundred secondary school students from Anne Arundel and Queen Anne's counties will be featured next week in a regional science and engineering fair at the Naval Academy's Halsey Fieldhouse in Annapolis.

About 260 individual and team exhibits by students from sixth to 12th grades, in both public and nonpublic schools, will be entered in the competition.

The exhibits will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15, when students will be in school and not present to answer questions about their work.

Valerie C. Wesner, fair coordinator for the Anne Arundel school system's science office, said there was a concern about security for the students when the fair is open to the public. "We keep track of who is around our students," she said.

Only exhibitors, judges and fair officials will be present during the judging, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 14. The projects will have been taken down by the time the awards are presented from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the academy's Alumni Hall.

Public television to present child-care-related programs

Maryland Public Television will present training programs for child care providers at Anne Arundel County library branches over the next two months.

The Ready to Grow training series -- geared toward providers of child care before and after school for pupils ages 4 to 12 -- will be presented from 9: 30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. Saturday at the Maryland City at Russett branch library, and April 1 at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck branch, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel.

It offers creative ways to use public television shows in a child care setting. The cost is $25, including materials.

Three Ready to Learn training sessions, each focusing on a different public television program geared to preschoolers, also are scheduled.

"Big Comfy Couch" will be the subject at the Odenton branch library from 9: 30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. Saturday; "Wimzie's House," at the Provinces library April 15; and "Arthur," at Mountain Road on May 6.

Sessions are limited to 20 people. Registration will be available at each site on the day of the program, space permitting. Advance registration with payment, 10 days in advance of events, may be sent to Maryland Public Television, Finance Dept., 11767 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills 21117. Information: 800-223-3678, Ext. 4179, or 410-581-4123.

Group for gifted students to outline summer programs

"Summer Academics and Enrichment for the Gifted: What To Do Over the Summer in Maryland" will be the focus of a meeting of the Gifted and Talented Association of Anne Arundel County from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 14 in the Student Services Center cafeteria at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold.

Representatives from the college, the Naval Academy, the Johns Hopkins University and county public schools will present overviews of their programs, answer questions and provide brochures. GTA is a community volunteer group that supports the educational, social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students and provides information and support for families. Admission to the March meeting is free. Membership in GTA is $20 a year.

Information: 410-956-3577 or 410-974-0516.

State Archives accepting applications for internships

Applications are being accepted by the State Archives for a summer intern program for Maryland college students.

The internships are open to graduate or advanced undergraduate students attending college in the state, or Maryland residents attending college out of state. The program will provide training in the use of computers in archival management and historical research.

Qualifications for applicants include academic excellence, preferably with an interest in history, archival science, library science or related fields.

The application deadline is March 24.

Information: 410-260-6444 or 800-235-4045, or Mimi Calver, director of exhibits and outreach, Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis 21401.

CPR, first-aid classes set for child care providers

Child care providers can learn emergency health procedures needed to meet new state requirements with a noncredit, two-day course offered at Anne Arundel Community College.

A new law requires that by July 1, child care providers be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques appropriate for the ages of children under their care.

The fee is $52. Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays on the Arnold campus -- March 27 and 29, April 17 and 19 and May 1 and 3.

Information: 410-315-7262.

Cooperative Extension to offer course on farming

The Maryland Cooperative Extension will present a three-session course, Introduction to Farming, beginning next week at its Glen Burnie office.

The class will meet from 6: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesdays through March 21.

Information: 410-222-6759.

Poster contest open to Anne Arundel students "Community waters" is the theme of a poster contest for county students from kindergarten through high school.

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