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March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

My son has been participating in the street science program for the last 4 or 5 months. He has learned a bought everything from rockets to robots. When I looked at the program, I hoped it would not be another boring science event for him. My goal is to excite him abought science, biology, and the environment. So far, when I ask Garrett if he wants to go back next month, the reply comes with out delay. Yes daddy he says, I am so greatful that the street science program is avalable to our youth. It is this excitement , that makes better students in school. This early interaction with science will make it more interesting when they try to teach it in school. Thanks Sturgeon City,

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My son has shown a interest in science unlike before. he told me he wants to learn more abought rockets. this program guided my son to be more interetsed in things like astrology. since the rocket building month, we have looked at the stars, we have build more rockets, we have fired rockets with percission, and we have actually decommissioned a rocket after 10 successfull flights. the riverworks sturgeon program has excited a interest in my 10 year old boy

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show more of the fish they are reinstating into the local waters

March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

Sturgeon City at Riverworks is a growing non-profit. They have set programs available, but they are also willing to customize programs to fit a group's needs. The facilty is easily walked by all ages. Experiences can range from learning about aquaculture and ecosystems to canoeing the river. A canoe/kayak launch is on site.

The facility also hosts summer programs and field trips for schools. One of the greatest attributes of Riverworks is that they help local children and adults better understand personal impact on the land. People can see that the choices that were made in the past with a water treatment facility such as this were not beneficial for the environment. This often raises questions about what we are doing today in our decision making.

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I have seen the eyes of children and adults be opened as a result of their time spent at Riverworks.

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Encourage even more community participation. Some schools use the facility, but due to staffing there are limits to how many children can come at a given time. However, Riverworks does all it can to accommodate groups.

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