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January 31, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lederman Science Center at Fermilab Hosts Open House on February 11, 2001
Is there life in cold winter water? Why
do lice like your hair? How do you put antimatter in a bottle?
Visitors to the Lederman Science
Education Center at the Department of Energy's Fermi National
Accelerator Laboratory will have an opportunity to explore these and
other questions at an Open House on Sunday, February 11. At the Open
House, held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can explore hands-on
science exhibits, play computer games and meet prominent scientists.
"We have a variety of activities
for kids and parents," said Marge Bardeen, head of Fermilab's
Education Office. "Children can study the microscopic life in a
frigid drop of water, explore magnetic fields with the help of
Fermilab graduate students and look at insects galore. They can go on
a science scavenger hunt. We will offer snacks and drinks. It will be
a festive atmosphere."
Parents and teachers can learn about
Fermilab's many educational programs and investigate the latest in
science toys. Information about the Open House is available from the
Lederman Science Center at 630-840-8258.
Named for former Fermilab director and
Nobel Prize winner Leon M. Lederman, the Science Center opened in
1993. More than 20,000 students visit the center annually, and a
range of education programs provide information and support for
about 6,500 teachers around the country. Funding for the center is
provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of
Education, the State of Illinois, the non-profit Friends of Fermilab,
private foundations and donations from individuals.
Fermilab is a Department of Energy
national laboratory operated under contract by Universities Research
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