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S.E.S.A Program coming to Elida Middle School

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ELIDA – On Monday, September 12, 2016 Kathy Buescher, Teacher in Residence with Allen Co. Educational Service Center will be bringing a SESA Presentation to Missy Hyland’s 5th grade class at Elida Middle School. These presentations bring hands-on science lessons and demonstrations to the school classrooms.

The S.E.S.A Program (Science Enhancement for Science Advancement) was created in 1989 when engineers from BP Chemicals, The Lima Refinery and Educators from Allen County got together to discuss concerns regarding the minimal number of high school graduates interested in pursuing math and science related careers. Children in kindergarten through eighth grade receive hands –on exciting lessons which support the standards used in the state science curriculum.

The Chemical Compound companies have changed ownership several times since the inception of the program, but their support remains steadfast due to their firm belief of it’s worth. Currently, Ashland, Chemicals, Fort Amanda Specialties, Husky Energy, INEOS, Linde Gas and Potash Corp are the sponsors. The Allen County ESC is the coordinating and fiscal agent for this program to all public school districts and the six industries in Allen County.

The September 12th program will feature a kool-aid experiment and will be held in Mrs. Hyland’s classes from 8:15-9:53 and from 11:20-1:03. SESA will return again on Monday, October 17, 2016 with a survivor tech challenge.

For more information please contact Kathy.buescher@huskyenergy.com Missy Hyland at Elida Middle School mhyland@elida.k12.oh.us or the Middle School Office 419-331-2505.