Making science fun

Jane Miller (right) of the Office of Community and Governmental Relations watches as children and chaperones from Pershing Accelerated Elementary School in University City visit the St. Louis Science Center Planetarium as part of the University’s third annual University City Schools Literacy Project. The initiative combines an all-school reading activity with hands-on and interactive activities and involves a partnership with WUSTL, the University City school district, the Parkview Gardens Association (a University City neighborhood association), and new this year — First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis. Other participating schools were Delmar-Harvard and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Other activities this year will include classroom visits by WUSTL science department faculty members.