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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

BCGI Prepares for Earth Science Fair

BCGI Prepares for Earth Science Fair

Would you like to hold a cloud in your hand? Visitors at the Earth Science Fair at the Brookhaven Geotechnology Institute Feb. 23-24 will have that opportunity thanks to the new Perot Museum of Science and Nature.

The BCGI has partnered with museums, educators, local geology experts, and mineral and fossil vendors to bring the deepest regions of the Earth to the surface to explore the world around us.

Guests can meet the 12-year-old creator and host of the nationally syndicated science program Exploration Nation, Enzo Monfre. Exploration Nation features 11-14 year-old hosts traveling the world performing scientific research. This unique elementary and middle school video science instruction program captivated audiences nationwide as a guest on the Ellen Degeneres show, and later, Time Magazine, NBC News and others. Monfre received the 2012 Gold Presidential Service Award from President Barack Obama for his work inspiring elementary and middle school students to pursue careers in science. Time Warner Cable named him a STEM Champion and the San Francisco-based Action for Nature named him a Young International Eco-Hero.

The new Perot Museum of Nature and Science educators will lead an activity where guests can hold a carbon dioxide cloud. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Mobile Noble Planetarium will be "Bringing the Universe to You" each day from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Heard Museum will have an exhibit and there will be an exhibition focused on the Arlington Archosaur as well. The fair is free and open to the public. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform will receive a free gift. The Brookhaven College Geology and Astronomy departments co-sponsor the event. For more information, contact the BCGI at 972-860-4630.