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Biology Majors to Participate in Brain Awareness Day

Hands-on program at Discovery Center an experience for the entire family

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)—Biology majors from Moravian College’s Tri Beta Honor Society and Dr. Cecilia Fox, assistant professor of biology, will facilitate special hands-on activities during Brain Awareness Day at the Discovery Center for Science and Technology. Brain Awareness Day will be held on Saturday, March 20th from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

This special program is designed for children from kindergarten to 8th grade as part of Brain Awareness Week, an international effort organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives to advance public awareness about the progress, promise, and benefits of brain research. The Dana Alliance is joined in the campaign by partners in the United States and around the world, including medical and research organizations; patient advocacy groups; the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies; service groups; hospitals and universities; K-12 schools; and professional organizations

The Discovery Center of Science and Technology, located in at 511 E. Third Street in Bethlehem, is non-profit corporation dedicated to advancing science education in schools throughout northeastern Pennsylvania and northwestern New Jersey. The Center offers hands-on, inquiry-based learning while helping students meet new state science standards. Discovery Center science education professionals train teachers and conduct laboratory programs in area schools-bringing specialized expertise and equipment into classrooms. At the Center, students explore over 100 interactive exhibits demonstrating real world applications of science and technology. Complementing its school programs, the Center offers a variety of hands-on learning experiences for youth and families outside school hours.

The participation of Moravian students is part of a service learning project for the community at the College. Admission to the Discovery Center is $7.50 which includes the Brain Awareness Day and all other exhibits. For more information, contact the center at 610-865-5010.