Schools taking science learning outdoors

                               Media Advisory

What:    Astronomical lessons! Schools taking science learning outdoors with stellar
               activities for students and their parents


When:    Oct. 25 (Thurs.), Schenck ES, 101 Kate Schenck Ave., 6:30-7:30 p.m.       

                 Oct. 26 (Fri.), Japhet ES, 314 Astor St., 6:30-8:30p.m.
                 (Movie begins at 7:00 p.m.)

Students and parents at two SAISD elementary schools will be looking to the heavens for lessons in astronomy that provide for fun outdoor learning and  experiences that bring to life what students have been learning in the classroom. Weather permitting, celestial gazers should have clear views of a nearly full moon, the planet Mars, star clusters and the Andromeda Galaxy.       

On Thursday (Oct. 25) at Schenck ES, students and parents will have a Picnic Under the Stars. Members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association will be there to give a presentation and aid students and parents at the telescopes. In addition, one of the traveling inflatable observatories that rotate around the District throughout the school year will be set up so parents can get a glimpse of how they work.
   
On Friday (Oct. 26), Japhet ES will host a Star Gazing and Movie Night, featuring the animated movie “Fly Me to the Moon.” Before and throughout the movie, volunteers will be set up throughout the school playground with telescopes and star-gazing equipment so students and their parents can view the stars.               

Note: Both events are weather permitting and may need to be rescheduled if it is completely overcast or raining.


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