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Rachel Prucey
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

March 05, 2008
NASA Explorer School Opens Doors to Hundreds for Discovery Night
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., -- Edward Harris Jr. Middle School, Elk Grove, Calif., will transform itself into an epicenter of discovery and science activities next week and invites community members and news media to join the fun. Participants can enjoy building and launching rockets, making “goop,” playing math and science games, and entering a raffle for a chance to win prizes.

Edward Harris Jr. Middle School was selected to be a NASA Explorer School (NES) in 2007 and will continue to partner with NASA for the next two years. NASA sponsors the NES program to help educators and students join NASA's mission of discovery through educational activities and learning opportunities that are tailored to promote career explorations in science, mathematics and technology.

WHAT: An opportunity to witness NASA Explorer School students from Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School learn and play during a family night of science and fun. Activities will include games, launching rockets, making “goop,” and participating in teacher-led breakout sessions: Mars Bound, Rockets, Smart Skies and Seeds in Space.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. PDT, Wednesday, March 12, 2008
- 6:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. PDT: Doors open
- 6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. PDT: First round of breakout sessions
- 7:20 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. PDT: Second round of breakout sessions
- 7:50 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PDT: Raffle awards

WHERE: Edward Harris Jr. Middle School, 8691 Power Inn Road, Elk Grove, Calif. 95624

For information about the NASA Explorer School Program, visit:


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