Premiere Date:Thursday, May 29, 2008
This program features Alabama’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Dr. Phillips visits with teachers and students involved in after-school natural science education activities for a first-hand look at Alabama’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers and a project being implemented by Discovering Alabama called Project Community. Included is guest commentary by officials from the Alabama State Department of Education highlighting the importance of science education and the many values of extended-day and extended-year school programs. Also featured are recent technological innovations linking hands-on nature study to computer-based science resources, together with a look at many of the changing realities of public schooling in Alabama today.