Carthay School Environmental Studies Magnet is holding its 4th annual “Science Fair and Environmental Exposition” on Saturday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can view student science projects and enjoy more than 25 exhibitors, entertainment and food.
The school will welcome Yvette d’Entremont, also known as “SciBabe,” as judge of the student science projects. She is known for debunking pseudoscience and food myths by explaining science in ways everyone can understand with humor.
Jim Plunkett-Cole, a long-long-distance runner from the United Kingdom who is also known as JimGump, will speak at 1 p.m. Plunkett-Cole is on a mission to run 20,000 miles across the United States over three years, talking to schools along the way to encourage active healthy lifestyles. He is currently running from San Diego to Los Angeles and is nearly 5,000 miles toward his goal.
Over 80 individual, group and classroom student projects will be on display in the school auditorium. The projects focus on basic science, environmental studies and engineering. Winners will be announced during the expo.
Presentations by exhibitors coincide with the school’s designation as an environmental studies magnet. Exhibitors include JPL/NASA, UCLA Astronomy, the UCLA Brain Research Institute, LADWP Energy Efficiency, California Fuel Cell (which will display a hydrogen-powered car), STAR Education for the Ballona Land Trust, Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, Theodore Payne Foundation, California Native Plant Society, Urban Farms L.A., Citizens for L.A. Wildlife, L.A. County Master Gardeners, and Heifer International. City Plants will also offer more than 100 shade trees for adoption. Visitors will need to show a driver’s license or LADWP bill to receive a free tree.
Tours of the Carthay School garden will inform visitors about how students use it for educational purposes. The school’s 300-gallon aquaponics system will also be featured, as well as the school’s hens: Zelda, Christmas, NorthStar and Sheila.
Entertainment will feature participants in “Carthay’s Got Talent.” Young guests will enjoy inflatable slides, face painting and balloons by Creative Faces. Food and refreshments will be available from Sky’s Gourmet Tacos, Burning Buns, Rocco’s Neighborhood Pizza, CVT Soft Serve and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
The event is free open to the public. Carthay School Environmental Studies Magnet is located at 6351 W. Olympic Blvd.
Visit carthay-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/ScienceFair or email organizer Jonathan Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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