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Ramapo College/Area Schools Envision Undersea Community In The Year 2040

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)May 8, 2001

(Mahwah) – Ocean Visions: Undersea 2040 will be the theme of demonstrations, exhibits and performances by New Jersey K-12 students from nine area schools Saturday, May 19 at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Alison Sinclair, the noted Canadian science fiction writer and author of Blueheart (a science fiction novel set in an underwater world), Legacies and other works, will be the keynote speaker. Her talk, “Oceans and the Imagination,” is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. in the Sharp Theater, located in the Berrie Center.

Some 200 students, teachers, parents, and school administrators are expected to attend; the public is encouraged to join them. Admission is free and there will be a drawing for door prizes for all registered visitors under 18. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the lobby of the Berrie Center. Student exhibits will include science projects, models, mobiles, performances, videos, fashion shows, art works, musical performances and PowerPoint presentations. Exhibits and interactive centers will be displayed throughout the Berrie Center.

Participating schools include:

Franklin Lakes – Woodside Elementary School
Glen Rock – Central Elementary School
Hawthorne – Lincoln Middle School
Mahwah – Joyce Kilmer School
Paterson – School 24, Eastside High School and Memorial Day School
Ramsey (Home-School)
Teaneck – Bryant School, Lowell School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Teterboro – Bergen County Technical School
Washington Township – J. F. George Elementary School

The Undersea 2040 schedule will be:

9 – 9:45 a.m.
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.

Registration, Berrie Center lobby
Alison Sinclair, “Oceans and the Imagination,” Berrie Center, Sharp Theater
Presentation/performance of K-12 student work, Berrie Center, Sharp Theater
Exploration of various exhibits and interactive centers
Drawing for door prizes

Ocean Visions: Undersea 2040, co-sponsored by Ramapo College and participating area schools, and by Trader Joe’s, Inserra Supermarket and Diamond-Royals Inc., is a culmination of a semester-long project at these schools. The teachers are participants in a course at Ramapo College taught by Professor Kay Fowler through Ramapo’s Master’s in Science in Educational Technology program, directed by Professor Angela Cristini.

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About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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