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Great News of Upcoming Opportunities

 Saturday at the Lederman Science Center returns on December 6, 1997.

Thanks to a gift from the nonprofit Friends of Fermilab, the Lederman Science Center will reopen for one Saturday a month beginning December 6, 1997. "Because Saturdays are such a popular time for families to come to Fermilab, I am delighted we can open our doors at least one Saturday a month. I am excited to welcome kids and parents and teachers to Saturday at the Science Center," remarked Marge Bardeen, Education Office Manager.

Bring your family to explore the smallest particles of matter as well as the links between the far reaches of outer space and the inner space of the protons inside the atom's nucleus. A variety of exploratory stations for ages seven and up will be available along with staff to guide and answer questions.

For teachers, the Teacher Resource Center will also be open for scheduled visitors.

The Center will open on Saturday, January 10, 1998 . Thereafter, the Center will open its doors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month, unless that Saturday falls on a holiday. Then it will be open on the following Saturday.

The Center will be open two Saturdays a month starting in January. See calendar for scheduled days!

For more information about Saturdays at the Science Center, please call 630-840-8258. For an appointment at the Teacher Resource Center, call Susan Dahl at 630-840-3094. For information about membership in Friends of Fermilab, please call Diana Smailus at 630-840-3929.

Science Resource Fair scheduled for March 13-14, 1998.

Watch for the Science Resource Fair registration packet to be mailed in early February. This year lunch at the Fermilab cafeteria will be included in your registration fee making the Fair even more convenient and a terrific workshop bargain at $20.00/person/day (includes $5.00 coupon for lunch.)

Evenings@the TRC

The Teacher Resource Center announces expanded hours for teachers to use the preview collection of tradebooks, curricula materials, kits, Internet access and educational software. Every third Tuesday evening of the month beginning February 17, 1998 the TRC will be open until 7:30 p.m. Come to use the TRC for your work or share information on the feature topic of the evening. We'll be asking for your input regarding topics of the month to explore and feature resources. Sharing begins at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. So, come to the Grand Opening of Evenings@the TRC and be one of the first to preview the TRC Online Web access to the collection! Call Susan Dahl at 630-840-3094 for more information and to RSVP for the February 17th event.

Field Trip/Tour Phone Line

All high school and adult guided tours of Fermilab are now the responsibility of the Fermilab Education Office. To book a tour or to get information about tours, call the Field Trip/Tour phone line, (630) 840-5588. If you need information about program-based, student field trips or wish to schedule a field trip, use the same number, (630) 840-5588.