Science scholars employed by the Smithsonian are presenting interactive lessons to all eighth grade GEAR UP classrooms in Lafayette Parish this week.
The presenters engage students with hands-on science experiments to encourage their curiosity and enthusiasm for science.
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally funded grant initiative that provides students with the skills, access, preparation and information needed to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.
The scholars will visit Acadian, Carencro, Lafayette, Paul Breaux, Judice and Scott middle schools from Oct. 11 to Oct. 13, 2016.
Source: KATC Lafayette News