Author to Address Educators at Fermilab Science Resource Fair

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Batavia, IL-Nationally known author Janice Van Cleave will be the featured speaker at the Second Annual Science Resource Fair, to be held at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on March 15 and 16, 1996. The popular author of science activity books will give a hands-on keynote speech, “Making Classroom Science Awesome,” in Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium in the laboratory’s Wilson Hall at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15.

The cost of the lecture is included in the registration fee for Resource Fair participants. Others are welcome to attend at a cost of $3 at the door.

Van Cleave will also lead a workshop for science teachers, “Fire Up Your Science Curriculum,” at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. The workshop is one of many activities offered to educators who attend the Science Resource Fair, an in-depth, two-day presentation of resources for teaching mathematics, science, and technology in the K-12 classroom. Workshop sessions will take place at Fermilab’s Leon M. Lederman Science Education Center on the laboratory’s Batavia, Illinois campus, 40 miles west of Chicago.

Resource Fair participants may choose from several 90-minute workshops, including a presentation of hands-on science methods; an examination of the connections between science and society; and the use of the Internet as a professional development and educational tool.

Other workshops will introduce new CD-ROM products and trade books. Participants will have opportunities to learn about area science resources, such as the Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Academy of Sciences, and what they offer to classroom science teachers. Workshop attendees will also receive materials for National Science and Technology Week, April 21-27, 1996.

The cost of the workshop is $15.00 per day. Participants may register for one or both days. For more information and registration forms, call Brenda Czarapata or Gayle Stephens at 708 840-8258. or send e-mail to Susan Dahl at or Barbara Sandall at

The Science Resource Fair is a collaborative event sponsored by Fermilab’s Lederman Science Center and the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory’s Mathematics and Science Consortia. Fermilab is a Department of Energy national laboratory managed by Universities Research Association, Inc.