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March 1, 2005 > Science and Kids

Science and Kids

by Linda Stone

This year's theme for the Science, Earth and Health Festival at James Logan High School, is "Science and Kids" and will feature a host of activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, including a visit from a NASA astronaut.

The event is free and will include information booths, live animals and great food along with demonstrations, contests and performances by various groups and healthcare professionals. Festival activities will include visits from the Oakland Zoo Classroom Safari, Chabot Space and Science Center, Washington and St. Rose Hospitals and other science and earth groups.

Performances by the New Haven Unified School District "The Recycling Players,"
Wild Animal Safari and Health and Science musicals will be sure to entertain kids and adults alike. Competitions will include radio-controlled car racing, Egg Drop contest, Art contest and a Paper Airplane contest.

Schedule of Events

10 a.m. Festival opens
Kindergartner performances on stage
RC Car Competition begins

10:30 a.m. 3rd and 4th grade performances on stage
Art Contest begins

11 a.m. Union City Fire Department BBQ begins

11:30 a.m. Recycling Players on stage
Deadline for Egg Drop contest

Noon Egg Drop contest in the main parking lot
Union City Chief of Police Randy Ulibarri
New Haven Unified School District Superintendent Patricia Jaurequi
Free Dryer's ice cream

12:30 p.m. Wild Animal Safari on stage

1 p.m. Paper Airplane contest begins

1-3 p.m. Health and Science musicals on stage

3-4 p.m. Awards ceremony

Major sponsors include: City of Union City, New Haven Unified School District, Tri-CED Community Recycling, Union City Police Officers Association, Union City Fire Fighters Local 1946, BFI, Fremont Bank, Comcast, Pacific Gas and Electric and Dakota Press.

Science, Earth and Health Festival
Saturday, March 5
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
James Logan High School
1800 "H" Street, Union City
(510) 471-3850
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