Classes offered for super science Saturday in Kennewick

By the Tri-City HeraldFebruary 27, 2013 

Learn about nuclear power, climate change, dark matter or Ice Age floods at Community Education's Super Science Saturday this Saturday.

Four classes will be held, each costing $15.

Research on climate change and its far-reaching implications will be discussed from 9 to 10:30 a.m. by Laura Riihimaki of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Donald Wall, the director of the Washington State University Nuclear Radiation, will discuss nuclear power generation and dispel misconceptions from 10 a.m. to noon.

The history of research and current and future searches to learn about the nature of dark matter will be discussed by Ricco Bonicalzi, a physicist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Geologist Bruce Bjornstad will present excerpts from his latest book On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: The Northern Reaches and show slides of unusual topographical features carved out by the floods 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The classes will be at Desert Hills Middle School, 6011 W. 10th Place, Kennewick.

Advance registration is required at communityed. ksd.org or by calling 222-5080.

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