Representative Tony Hwang (R-134) joined students from Burr Elementary School on a recent visit to the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. The students represented one of the first class to visit the Science Center on a school trip.
The Connecticut Science Center offers a unique environment to engage children in learning science. It provides 150 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, daily programs and events, and endless exploration for children, teens and adults. Visitors get a unique exposure to physics, forensics, geology, astronomy and more.
“We were so pleased to welcome Burr Elementary as one of the very first schools to visit the Connecticut Science Center,” said Matt Fluery, President and CEO of the Science Center. “We were honored that Representative Hwang, who is passionate about science education, was on hand to welcome our friends from Fairfield and add a special note of official recognition to the occasion.”
“Our visit to the CT Science Center was very special for the Burr Elementary School fifth-graders,” said Gary Kass, Principal of Burr Elementary School. “Not only were they among the first school groups to visit, but the center itself was an exciting and well organized museum to visit. We will be looking forward to visiting again next year!”
“It was a real pleasure to be on hand as the Burr Elementary students toured the Science Center,” said Representative Hwang. “The folks at the Science Center have a first-rate operation that was engaging, informative and fun for everyone, and we were privileged to be among the first groups to tour their excellent facility which will do so much to further science learning in the state. Science education is critical to our children in the advancement of their education and their careers.”
“The Science Center is here for schools, teachers, parents and children throughout Connecticut, delivering professional development services to educators and offering a world class learning destination to everyone,” added Fleury.