2021 Taking Science OUTdoors! Science Saturdays from Learning Options, Inc.
Science Saturdays is a fun hands-on learning opportunity geared toward students ages *12 and older that is sponsored by Learning Options, Inc. (age requirements may vary per session)
This program will be held in both Harrison and Marion Counties.
*March-The Science of Exercise with Melissa Sinisi (all ages)
March 13– 9:30am to 11:30am/East Marion Park, Fairmont
March 20- 9:30am to 11:30am/ The Veteran’s Park, Clarksburg
(March 27- weather make- up date)
During this class, we will learn the physical and the physiological effects of exercise. We will calculate BMI, learn how your heart rate affects your performance, look at how your diet affects your body, take a look at skeletal muscle groups, and investigate the correlation basics of various types of workouts. We will explore HIIT, Tabata, Strength Training, Cardio Training and many others.., If you re an athlete or if you are a beginner, the workouts will be adaptable to you.
Let’s get out and get moving!!!!
*April-Garden Science Basics: Grow Your Own! With Master Gardener Liz DeRoos (ages 10 and up)
April 10- 9:30am to 11:30am/ Fairmont Community Garden
April 17- 9:30am to 11:30am/ Fairmont Community Garden
(April 24- weather make-up date)
This project will invite area students ages 10 and up to learn from a Master Gardener the science behind growing your own food. Using existing raised beds at a local community garden, students will plan and establish individual gardens of their own design. During two 2-hour workshops in April, students will be introduced to soil composition and amendments, plant and seed selection and requirements, and seasonal considerations. Additionally, ongoing garden care, maintenance, plant growth, pollination and harvest will be topics of instruction for demonstration and practice. Follow-up sessions will provide students opportunities to evaluate results.
*May- Wild Bird Science with Joey Herron
May 8- 9:30am to 11:30am/Prickett’s Fort State Park, Fairmont
May 15- 9:30am to 11:30am/ Prickett’s Fort State Park, Fairmont
(May 29- weather make-up date)
On two Saturdays at Prickett’s Fort State Park, Birding Expert Joey Herron will introduce students to his ongoing banding project. Students will be able to examine birds up close and learn about identifying birds through field marks, habitat, migration, and more.
*June- Getting to Know our Woods with Chris Evans from WV Division of Forestry
June 12- 9:30am- 11:30am/ Morris Park, Fairmont
June 19- 9:30am-11:30am/ Watters Smith Park, Harrison County
(June 26- weather make-up date)
Forestry Science: In the June 12 session, learn about what foresters do and take a walk in the woods to learn more about native trees and what keeps them healthy. Participants will dig deeper into the science of silviculture and practices to promote healthy forests in the June 19 session.
If you have any questions regarding a workshop, an instructor, or payments, please contact us by email at
Each workshop costs $30. Register for 4 or more- the cost per session is $25 each.
*All workshops are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient enrollment. Last minute changes, such as instructor and/or workshop topic, could occur due to circumstances beyond our control.
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March 13: Science of Exercise Session I- $30 (East Marion Park, Fairmont)
March 20: Science of Exercise Session II - $30 (The Veterans Park, Clarksburg)
April 10: Garden Science Basics Session I - $30 (Fairmont Community Garden)
April 17: Garden Science Basics Session II- $30 (Fairmont Community Garden)
May 8: Wild Bird Science Session I -$30 (Prickett's Fort State Park- Fairmont)
May 15: Wild Bird Science Session II- $30 (Prickett's Fort State Park, Fairmont)
June 12: Forestry Science Session I- $30 (Morris Park, Fairmont)
June 19: Forestry Science Session II - $30 (Morris Park, Fairmont)
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