Calling Lake Seneca Volunteers: Help Needed for MAEF Science Mobile (Jan. 25 & Jan. 29 thru Feb.1)

Dear Families,

THE MAEF SCIENCE MOBILE IS COMING TO LAKE SENECA AND NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

Mobile Science Labs are presented by the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Inc. (MAEF) as part of the Maryland Ag in the Classroom program. Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery County Government are partners in this program which provides a “field trip experience” to elementary school students without leaving the school’s property.

Mobile labs visit elementary schools where Kindergarten-Grade 5 students investigate issues pertaining to the environment with a focus on agricultural concepts. Lab investigations are conducted around grade level-aligned themes and provide students with opportunities to practice scientific and engineering practices that address the Maryland State Curriculum Standards. Depending on the grade of the students, the lesson will target one or more of the following content areas:

  • characteristics of seeds including soy beans
  • benefits of trees
  • science of chocolate and soy beans
  • healthy habits
  • environmentally friendly agriculture

The Lake Seneca Elementary School science mobile will show up on Friday, January 25, 2019, and depart after school on Friday, February 1, 2019.

The lab is manned by a MAEF staff member; however, they are requesting that there be a volunteer to help switch over experiences and guide classes. We’re looking for volunteers who can donate a morning/afternoon or even a full day to support our students.

Days and Times Needed:

Friday, January 25 – 8:45am–12:45pm

Tuesday, January 29 – 8:45am–11:45am & 12:15pm–3:00pm

Wednesday, January 30 – 8:45am–11:30am & 1:15pm–3:30pm

Thursday, January 31 – 8:45am–12:45pm & 2:00pm–3:30pm

Friday, February 1 – 8:45am–11:30am & 12:15pm–3:15pm

**Please contact Jessicabay_graber@mcpsmd.org if you are able to support our students for a few hours, a day, or a few days.**

We greatly appreciate it.

Jessica Bay Graber M.S. ECE
3rd Grade Teacher
Lake Seneca Elementary

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