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April 21, 2010 > Letter to the editor: 'Bringing Science to Life for Students, Teachers and the Community'

Letter to the editor: 'Bringing Science to Life for Students, Teachers and the Community'

Thanks for great coverage of our boat trips. It really means a lot for our students to be seen "in the paper". To update you, I shall leave for Vienna (Austria), the week beginning April 25, to represent the United States at the European Geophysical Union (EGU) meeting where I shall present our project "Bringing Science to Life for Students, Teachers and the Community."

This is my second invitation to EGU, Vienna. Last year, after my presentation in front of 100 teachers from around the world, Program Chair Carlo Laj, EGU Committee of Education, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE), Gif-sur-Yvette (France), extended an invitation to return. He was impressed because our program is student-centered and we were able to obtain gains in our test scores as a result of a hands-on environmental education program.

When I return from Vienna, I shall prepare for a June trip to Washington DC where I shall meet with members of Congress about our program. I shall travel with my Superintendent [of Newhaven Unified School District], Kari McVeigh, and meet with several sub-committees and Representatives Pete Stark and Barbara Boxer, Senator Diane Feinstein and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.

This is all such great news!

I shall let you know more about the DC trip as it approaches.

Thanks for your continued support.

Kimberly Pratt
Science Specialist
Alvarado Elementary School
Union City

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