D51, partners, to screen science fair film

D51 teams with local partners to inspire young scientists
Posted on 01/07/2020
two students doing science experiments

Grand Junction, CO – School District 51, the Western Colorado Community Foundation, and Eureka! McConnell Science Museum hope to inspire students by screening “Inventing Tomorrow,” a documentary tracking the lives of high school students from across the globe as they participate in the International Science and Engineering Fair, for District 51 parents, students, staff, and community members on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The screening is free and will begin at 6 p.m. at the Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St. 

Science fair participation has declined nationwide, and District 51 is part of the trend. Maria Deuel, District 51 coordinator of innovative programs, hopes that students will be inspired by watching teens just like them compete in the largest high school science fair in the world on the big screen. 

“We want to show this film to celebrate science and to increase science fair participation and awareness,” Deuel said. 

District 51’s Elementary School Science Fair will be Thursday, Feb. 20, at Eureka! and D51’s Middle and High School Science Fair will be Friday, Feb. 21, in Confluence Hall at Colorado Mesa University. 

For more information about “Inventing Tomorrow,” visit www.inventingtomorrowmovie.com.

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