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Education Matters: Students Combine Learning with Fun over Spring Break

Finding lessons outside the classroom.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - There's nothing like a good ole snow day, but when they cut into your Spring break, they're not so much fun.

While some Arkansas students are making up days due to Old Man Winter, for others today is the first day of a much anticipated entire week off.

At the Museum of Discovery in downtown Little Rock, who knew a plain black trash bag and a cardboard box could bring so much joy to a group of kids out of school for Spring break. 

"We did two experiments, but at school I only did one," says Tori.

They are having a great time, going beyond the classroom, with volunteers from the Air Force and Museum Educator Lennie Dusek.

And there is more than just experiments, a furry friend showed up as well, to share in the scientific learning experience.

"It's really important because you can talk about earth and environmental sciences, as well as biology and it makes for a really engaging time," says Program Director Thomas Lipham.

It kept the attention of all the kids.

"This is our biggest week of the year by far, we are geared up for all the folks who are not in school to come see us this week," says CEO Kelley Bass.

It's a lot to discover and learn, even while having fun on Spring break. 

On Thursday and Friday, Sid the Science Guy (you know the 4-year-old on PBS, who wants to be a scientist) will be at the Discovery Museum.

If you have any Education Matters stories for Deedra - just email her at dwilson@kark.com. 
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