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Winter Fun Day for Children Set for Saturday

3/23/2007 —

 Fifty children from the Crispus Attucks Community Center in York will visit.from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, for Winter Fun Day. The program, in its 11th year, is sponsored by the Penn State York Alumni Society. Events get under way in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center at
10 a.m.

Students ages seven to twelve will arrive on campus at 10 a.m. and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities around the campus. In addition to athletic activities, students will also give their brains a workout with some academic demonstrations in the areas of biology and chemistry. Faculty from Penn State York will work with students and introduce them to some interesting topics and provide an “in-the-dirt” experience in the campus new Starbucks Greenhouse with a take home project to bloom in the spring and summer. . Robert Farrell, assistant professor of biology, and Matthew Hoch, assistant professor of biology, will work with the students and some of Penn State York’s Lion Ambassadors, a student group that promotes the campus, will assist.

Winter Fun Day is free and provides students an opportunity to get to know the campus and learn more about what Penn State York has to offer. Lunch is provided to the students and the program concludes about 1 p.m.

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