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Clarke to Host 'River Quest' Public Showcase, April 30

posted on April 28, 2005

Clarke College, in partnership with the Dubuque Community School District, the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, will host a public showcase of the 2004 River Quest Project on Saturday, April 30, from 1-3 p.m. in Catherine Byrne Hall on the Clarke campus. The showcase is open to the public and admission is free.

The fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade teachers who participated in the project will showcase examples of teaching modules and lesson plans that they developed during the year. They will also show examples of student work achieved as part of River Quest.

The River Quest Project was funded by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa and the Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program of the No Child Left Behind Act. Clarke College recently received $423,000 to continue the project through 2008.

River Quest is a week-long immersion institute for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade teachers focused on transforming science education. The program aims to weave science content into the context of the Mississippi River and its watershed and it assists participants in developing grade-appropriate teaching exercises to use in their classrooms.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.

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