News Release

February 8, 2013



                    Contact: Sondra Katzen

                                   Public Relations






Chicago Zoological Society Joins Forces with Local Students

Students From 16 CPS Schools to Participate in February 12 Science Fair



What:               Nearly 100 elementary and high school students from 20 Chicago Public Schools will compete in the fourth annual science fair, sponsored by BP, at the Chicago Zoological Society’s (CZS) Brookfield Zoo.


Many of the students participating in the science fair are from partner schools of CZS’s Levels of Engagement program. Through this program, CZS offers teacher training education in an effort to create Centers for Science Excellence. The training provided to teachers is designed to educate them on how to help students use creativity and judgment to design science fair projects outside of the normal demonstrations.


On February 12, students will present science experiments to a panel of judges as well as student peer mentors and CZS staff. The fair will be followed by an awards presentation at 12:30 p.m.  Parents of the students are also encouraged to attend the science fair.



When:              Public viewing will be on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Where:             Brookfield Zoo’s Discovery Center

                         8400 31st St. - Brookfield,
Ill. 60513



Contact:           Sondra Katzen, (708) 688-8351 or (708) 903-2071



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