Once again, the WLES Science and Environment Night was a huge success. We had stations set up around the school gymnasium hosted by professional scientists, environmental educators, PTA volunteers and past WLES students. Each station provided students with experiential learning experiences designed to engage students in science. Our dynamic presenters did a fabulous job at sparking our students’ interests in science! Students learned about recycling, watersheds and wetlands, remote controls, radios, microbes, healthy lunches, gardening, 3D printers, Arduino Microcontrollers, geology, storm water run-off, water treatment, acids and bases, flight, air pressure, streams, energy, properties of water, and paper chromatography.
WLES PTA thanks all of the following sponsors for their continued support in engaging our students and families in science and the environment! Their generous support makes the WLES Science and Environment Night a great success: Aeroflex/Weinschel, Alice Ferguson Foundation, Brookside Gardens Nature Center, Girl Scout Troop #1369, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection—Division of Solid Waste Services, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection—Watershed Division, Montgomery County Master Gardeners, MCPS, Lathrop E. Smith Environmental Center, MCPS, SERT (School Energy and Recycling Team), Muddy Branch Watershed Alliance, National Institute of Health (NIH), Naval Medical Research Center, NeuGrowth Center for Brain-Training, Seneca Creek Watershed Partners, United States Food and Drug Administration, University of MD and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).
I would also like to thank all of the parents, teachers and staff who came out to take photographs, set up and clean up the event: Loana Nelson, Allyson Parr, Tamyra Porter, Mrs. Harrigan, Mrs. Baek, Jennifer Pitts, Michael Hanson, Nurgi Gelic and Mr. Selby’s custodial crew! This event could not have gone on without all of the volunteers helping to make the night a success. Thank You!