Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

In Education; Atlantic Elementary to Host Science Night

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

In Education; Atlantic Elementary to Host Science Night

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Students at Atlantic Elementary School in Fernandina Beach and their parents are invited to "Splash into Science Night," a hands-on, interactive family event focusing on the importance of Florida's water resources, on Thursday.

The two-hour event will begin with a free pizza dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

The evening's activities include interacting with water animals from the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, conducting water experiments, and making water cycle wristbands, an "edible aquifer" and "fish print" T-shirts. In the process, students will learn about groundwater, the area's primary source of drinking water, and how to reduce storm-water pollution from entering local waterways.

Splash into Science Night is by the St. Johns River Water Management District's Watershed Action Volunteer Program, the Nassau County Engineering Department, Atlantic Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization and the Fernandina Beach Utilities Department.


Instructor Steve Nicklas is returning to the Betty P. Cook Nassau Center in Yulee to offer his "Investing in Today's Market" class. The four-week class will cover important aspects of the stock and bond markets, including popular investment vehicles such as mutual funds, annuities and investment and retirement planning.

Tuition is $36 and, if a first-time student, a $15 lifetime membership fee will be required. The class meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 5 to 26.

For more information or to register, call the Nassau Center at 548-4432.


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