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CARES students combine science and art for final project

Posted: March 14, 2013 - 12:05am

Students in the Juneau School District’s CARES program, an after school credit recovery program, will present a public performance on Thursday, March 14, at the Gold Town Nickelodeon Theater. The performance is the culmination of a CARES class that combined physical science and art through an exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) concepts.

With help from Thunder Mountain High School art teacher Heather Ridgway and the Juneau Economic Development Council’s Bob Vieth, the students learned about electricity, circuits, programming, and artful expression. For their final performance, they will use EL (electroluminescent) wire and Arduino boards to create wearable art.

The performance will be held Thursday, March 14 at the Nickelodeon Gold Town Theatre at 4:15 p.m. and is open to the public.

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