N.E.R.D.s sponsor “Science in Action” event at Clark College March 3

Science-minded middle and high school students who like to use their imaginations are invited to “Science in Action” at Clark College, featuring hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) led by Clark College professors. The goal is to engage students who are interested in these classes and fields. The event is sponsored by the Clark College N.E.R.D. (Not Even Remotely Dorky) Girls Club.

Following an opening session in Clark’s Gaiser Student Center, interactive activities will be held in Joan Stout Hall and Anna Pechanic Hall. At 2 p.m., participants will return to the Gaiser Student Center to hear from keynote speaker Peg Bohan, a ranger for the U.S. Forest Service at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Bohan, who has a degree in geology, has worked as a ranger for ten years, serving at national parks, including Yellowstone, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and the Grand Canyon, where she personally conducted a tour for President and Mrs. Obama.

Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Parents are also welcome to attend. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, on Clark College’s main campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps. The event is free, but attendees must register by Saturday, Feb. 25. To register or for more information, e-mail nerdgirls.clark@gmail.com.