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For Immediate Release

DALLAS – Students in the Academic Creative Education, ACE, program at Janie Stark Elementary School recently enjoyed a field trip to the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute, EMGI, at Brookhaven College. The group of third, fourth and fifth-grade ACE students met with Diane Brownlee, director of the EMGI, who spoke to the students about the earth sciences and earth science careers.

Brownlee showed the students rock samples throughout her discussion and emphasized the importance of rocks in everyday life — those used in building materials, food, cosmetics and more. The children crushed breakfast cereal for a hands-on experiment where they used magnets to gather the miniscule iron fillings within the cereal. Each student received their own volcanic rock after the presentation to take home with them.

“Diane was wonderful with the kids,” wrote Tammy Rosenbaum, the ACE teacher who coordinated the trip.

The Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute at Brookhaven College is dedicated to promoting earth science education for geoscience professionals, for teachers and for children.




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