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Skidaway presents science fair advice

POSTED: October 6, 2011 3:44 p.m.

There is help in sight for students and parents who are daunted by the prospect of an upcoming science fair project.

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will offer a special program to offer science fair advice and guidance to students and parents. The program, “The Seven Deadly Sins of Science Fair,” will be presented on Oct. 15 at 12:30 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. in the McGowan Library Auditorium on the Skidaway campus.

The program will be a part of Skidaway Marine Science Day, a campus-wide open house event with activities geared for all ages from young children to adults. These will include programs, tours, displays and hands-on activities, primarily related to marine science.

“Science fair projects can daunting for many students and their parents, especially those without a science background,” said Bill Savidge, a Skidaway Institute professor who is organizing the program. “We hope we can take some of the mystery out of the process and show the students and parents how to make the science fair a rewarding experience.”

The half-hour program will outline many of the common errors students make when planning and executing their projects, and how to avoid them.

Skidaway Marine Science Day will run from noon to 4 p.m. Admission to all activities, including the science fair program, is free.

For additional information, visit the Skidaway Institute Web site at www.skio.usg.edu or call (912) 598-2325.

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