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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Recap for Wednesday from NJ&EE in Baltimore, Md.
It has been a great week for our eCYBERMISSION NJ&EE teams so far. National Judging is nearly here and the students have had some wonderful experiences! After all the teams arrived on Monday, the fun and festivities began with a trip to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md (APG).
The teams learned about environmental science and ecology in the area from top scientists that work on APG. This included learning about the trees, wildlife and wetlands. After that the students got hands-on experience with U.S. Army scientists by performing some "CSI" style experiements at the Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center at APG.
If that wasn't enough, the eCYBERMISSION teams finished their day at a Baltimore Orioles game and even got a chance to catch a quick picture with the mascot.
The eCYBERMISSION teams continued to enjoy educational enrichment activities with a trip to Washington D.C. today. The day began with a bus tour of the national monuments, where the students were able to take in the rich history of our nation's capital.
After the tour, the teams blasted off to the National Air and Space Museum, where they got an up-close look at the history of flight. Next, students took a trek across the globe as they visted the National Museum of Natural History. They day is ending now, as the the students prepare their presentations for tomorrow's National Judging and National Showcase.
For more photos of the students and their adventures throughout the week, click here and check back on this blog on Thursday for the latest information about the National Showcase, an event that is open to the public.