ST. JOHNSBURY -- Science enthusiasts in grades 4 through 8 will have the opportunity to explore different scientific fields this March through University of Vermont (UVM) Extension's Super Saturdays series. Students can sign up for any or all four sessions.

These interactive science enrichment programs will be held at the UVM Extension Office, 397 Railroad St., Suite 3, St. Johnsbury, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., on consecutive Saturdays beginning March 10. The fee is $5 per session or $15 for all four programs. Any youth with a parent or guardian in the Vermont National Guard or armed services may participate at no cost.

The program schedule is as follows:

â?¢ March 10: Rainforest Ecologist -- the session features fun facts about the flora and fauna of rainforests around the world.

â?¢ March 17: Space Geologist -- participants will learn about moon rocks and other fascinating geological features of the solar system.

â?¢ March 24: Genetics Counselor -- fun, hands-on genetics-related activities will introduce the basics behind the study of genetics.

â?¢ March 31: Biofuel Blast! -- the focus of this session is on the science of biofuel from how it's made to how it can be used to control pollution and the rising costs of gasoline. Through fun and safe lab experiments young scientists will look at biofuels and bio-produced alternative products.

Preregistration is required as space is limited. To preregister, contact 4-H AmeriCorps member Candy Daniels at (802) 751-8307, ext. 364, or (800) 545-8920, ext. 364 (within Vermont), or by e-mail at If requesting a disability-related accommodations to participate, contact Daniels at least one week prior to the session.


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