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Mobile Science Activity Center Visiting Dixon Elementary School This Week

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The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's high-tech Mobile Science Activity Center (MSAC) will visit Dixon Elementary School September 8-10.

Two MSAC's travel to

WC Circuit Clerk's Office

To Be Closed

The Webster County Circuit Clerk's office will close at noon on Wednesday, September 30 for mandatory bookkeeping installation.

The office will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, October 1, 2015 schools throughout the Commonwealth to give students the opportunity to conduct scientific experiments related to agriculture using current educational standards and core content.

The MSAC's are 44 feet long trailers that contain 11 iPads, a 70 inch LED monitor and an all-in-one touchscreen desktop computer. Students will interact with the teacher using the iPads through Insight360 software. The mobile units contain internal generators, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and handicapped accessible ramps.

The mobile units are administered by the Division of Agriculture Education and Outreach in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Office of Marketing

The current MSAC's were purchased and outfitted with support from Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom Inc.'s member partners: the AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky, Farm Credit Mid-America, the Kentucky Agricultural

Development Fund, the Kentucky Beef Council, the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association, the Kentucky Corn Growers Association, the Kentucky Dairy Development Council, the Kentucky Equine Education Project, Kentucky Farm Bureau, the Kentucky Goat Producers Association, the Kentucky Retail Federation, the Kentucky Sheep and WoolProducers Association, the Kentucky Small Grain Grower's Association, the Kentucky Soybean Board and the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association.

For more information about the Mobile Science Activity Center or Kentucky Agriculture and Evironment in the Classroom, contact the Division of Agriculture Education

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Original Publication Date: September 9, 2015

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