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Clarke to Host 'River Quest' Public Showcase, April 22

posted on March 30, 2006

Clarke College, in partnership with the Dubuque Community School District, the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Keystone AEA and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, will host a public showcase of the 2005 River Quest Project on Saturday, April 22, from 10-11:15 a.m. at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. Admission to the showcase is free and the public in invited to attend. Those wishing to stay to explore other areas of the museum will be charged the general admission price.

The fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade teachers who participated in the project will showcase examples of teaching modules and lesson plans that they developed during the year. They will also show examples of student work achieved as part of River Quest.

The River Quest Project was funded by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa and the Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program of the No Child Left Behind Act. Last year, Clarke received funding to continue the project through 2008.

River Quest is a week-long immersion institute for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade teachers focused on transforming science education. The program aims to weave science content into the context of the Mississippi River and its watershed and it assists participants in developing grade-appropriate teaching exercises to use in their classrooms.

Media are invited to cover this event. For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.

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