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From Gates to Greats: Rural Science Education Engagement with the Saunders Science Scholars Program

March 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

This presentation will highlight a collaborative rural community partnership featuring Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, Gates County Schools, and local non-profit Gates County Community Partnership. Discussion will include how these partners implemented a community-wide collaborative effort that resulted in academic achievements for the students and increased family science engagement in a rural community.

Attend virtually or in person. In-person attendees can come to the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. For the virtual option, join via Zoom when the event begins. We will be using automatic live captions for this event. If you need other accommodations to join and participate in this event, please send an email to

Discussion will feature Dr. Crystal Harden, Director of Program and Inclusion Initiatives, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center; Benjamin C. Saunders, Jr. President, Gates County Community Partnership; and Dr. Barry Williams, Superintendent, Gates County Schools.

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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Science Stage

250 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514 United States
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