January 19, 2009
WHAT:Texas Tech University Malaysian Bat Education Adventure
WHEN:8:15 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 20)
WHERE:North Ridge Elementary School, 6302 11th Place
EVENT:Tigga Kingston, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, will launch the Texas Tech University Malaysian Bat Education Adventure.
The project will use Kingston’s research into Malaysian bats to develop an integrated biology curriculum. Fourth- and fifth-grade students at North Ridge Elementary School will be able to track the research through an interactive Web site and communicate with researchers in the field in Malaysia through satellite uplink at least once a week through February and March.
Kingston is joined in the project by co-principal investigators Mark McGinley, associate professor, and Kenneth Schmidt, associate professor, both in the Department of Biological Sciences.
The project is funded by a $209,000 grant from Texas Tech.
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