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When Science Is Cool: UB's Science Exploration Day Attracts Hundreds of Local Students

Release Date: March 10, 2009

Six hundred local high school students will converge on the University at Buffalo's North Campus Wednesday, March 11 for the annual Science Exploration Day, sharing center stage with the exotic and endangered animals from around the world.

The students are among the most avid and accomplished science students in Western New York. Keynote speaker Jeff Musial of Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics will bring a dramatic selection of beautiful and intriguing "animal ambassadors." Musial -- and his animals -- give three presentations, 9:15 a.m., 10:10 a.m. and 12:20 p.m., all in Norton Hall's Woldman Theater.

The program, the 23rd edition presented at UB, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. Students will attend large and small group presentations and lab tours throughout North Campus. "The students and teachers attending always ask if they can come back next year," says Rodney L. Doran, professor emeritus in the Department of Learning in UB's Graduate School of Education, who has been on the organizing committee since the day began in the mid-80s.

Media are invited. Contact Charles Anzalone at 716-645-5000, ext 1412, or 716-440-8824 on site.

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anzalon@buffalo.edu