Nurturing young scientists with Project FENCE

Published 12:21 pm Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Michael McClure, FENCE Education Assistant and AmeriCorps Project Conserve member, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the American Association of University Women in Tryon. The program will be Monday, September 25, at 1:30 p.m. in the Tryon Presbyterian Church community room located on Harmon Field Road. The event is free and open to the public. There will also be a short presentation from our Eileen White Scholarship recipients, Kim Nelson and Cortney Ashley.

McClure will speak about Project FENCE, a natural history curriculum offered through FENCE to area young people. The project connects kids with nature and provides hands-on activities that explore science concepts. Topics are diverse, highly engaging, and are designed to meet grade level standards. Kids learn about everything from the five senses, animal habitats, weather and seasons to food webs, static electricity and ecosystems. Come hear McClure speak about this exciting educational project and ways FENCE is nurturing young scientists.

McClure, a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, is beginning his second year serving as an AmeriCorp Project Conserve member at FENCE. As education assistant, McClure presents Project FENCE lessons that impact about 8,000 students a year. He also coordinates and leads the summer
daycamps at FENCE. 

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The Tryon Chapter of AAUW meets at 1:30 every fourth monday, September -April at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Road, Tryon. The public is invited to join.

– submitted by Robin Rice for AAUW