Old Microscope Sparks New Idea for Kids’ Science Club


Efroymson_Hargrove.jpgWhen he was a child, Eastern Threat Center research ecologist Bill Hargrove burnt off his eyebrows making rocket fuel, blew up a sealed jar of cultured yeast, and started a bathroom fire while doing sterile transfers for a carrot tissue culture. Fortunately, he survived his early scientific experiments and is now inspiring a new generation of young students. Hargrove and his wife, Dr. Rebecca Efroymson, are pioneering an extramural science club for 4th and 5th graders at Haw Creek Elementary School in Asheville, North Carolina. Each monthly club meeting features real-life scientists who lead lively discussions and activities about diverse scientific topics. Read more in CompassLive...

Pictured: Drs. Efroymson and Hargrove held a recent science club meeting in Haw Creek Elementary School’s computer lab.


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