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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

SoundWaters experiments come to Stamford classrooms by KARA O'CONNOR

This school year, hands-on experiments are one of the highlights of science class for Scofield Magnet Middle School eighth grader Stalin Rojas.

This is the first year the environmental education nonprofit SoundWaters has teamed up with Stamford Public Schools to bring a science program into every Stamford eighth grade classroom. The program, titled the "Soggy Bottom Project," teaches students about the watershed through a combination of Web-based distance learning activities and hands-on science projects in the classroom, said Alisha Mullet, director of education at SoundWaters. "Experiments are fun," said Rojas. "When you get a visual and get to actually do things yourself you learn better."