The Carthay School Environmental Studies Magnet’s Science Fair and Environmental Expo is on Saturday, May 21 from noon to 6 p.m. at the campus, 6351 W. Olympic Blvd.
The event includes classroom projects, exhibits, garden tours, student performances, workshops, games and an e-waste collection. John Darnell, district director for Councilman Paul Koretz, 5th District, will make opening remarks. Science projects will be judged by Yvette D’Entremont, also know as “SciBabe.” Pictured at last year’s fair is a student with a Van de Graaff generator, which taught students about electrostatics, or slow-moving electric charges.
“It’s really Carthay’s biggest event of the year. We expect between 500 and 1,000 people” said Jon K. Armstrong, a Carthay School parent and volunteer organizer. “It brings the community together and showcases what’s going on at the school. It’s a fun event but it’s also educational. There are going to be over 30 student projects on display.”
More than 100 trees will be made available for planting on private property. Residents are required to bring identification or a LADWP bill in order to receive trees.
Exhibitors include California Fuel Cell, Project Wildsong, Surfrider Foundation, Ballona Land Trust, Friends of the L.A. River, My Green Lab, Southern California Gas Company, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, The Los Angeles Zoo, The National Parks Association, Los Angeles Audubon, Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife and the L.A. Beautification Team, among others. Food will be provided by Canter’s Deli, the Border Grill, CVT Soft Serve and others.
For information, call (323)935-8173, or visit www.carthay-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com.
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