The Leander ISD science department announced the creation of the Life Science Institute, a series of free seminars designed to engage parents, teachers and community members in learning experiences focused on current issues and local resources related to life science.
The first Life Science Institute seminar will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at the LEO Center in room 112 from 4 - 6 p.m. The evening's guest speakers include Pamela R. Owen, Ph.D., who will discuss the impacts wildfires have on local wildlife, and Christopher Murray, who will address how citizens can experience nature in preserves located in the Austin area.
Elementary science coordinator Linda Lippe says, “On behalf of LISD, we are excited to bring the community together to broaden our knowledge about science, as well as the resources we have available to us right in our own backyard.” Lippe says, “The LISD Life Science Institute is a great way to bridge our knowledge and experiences from our classrooms to our living rooms, while engaging the whole family in the discovery that science brings.”
The event is free to attend. Those interested in attending are asked to reserve a seat by calling 512-570-0289.
Additional Life Science Institute events are planned for February and March.