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Super Enrichment Saturday on tap

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Date: Thursday, November 10, 2005
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, 974-7642

For Immediate Release

N├Ą Pua No'eau , theCenter for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children, University of Hawaii at Hilo, invites students in grades K - 12 to attend the second in a series of four Super Enrichment Saturday events exploring Ho'om├Ąkaukau "Preparedness".

On December 3, students in grades K-5 will take a field trip to ride the wave of understanding about Kai e'e (Tsunami) and how it has impacted Hilo. Participants will learn about the science and history of tsunamis and visit various places in Hilo as survivors of the 1960 tsunami share their stories in the actual places they came face-to-face with the great waves.

Also on December 3, students in grades 6 - 12 will explore the science behind the wave as they dive further into the hows and whys of a tsunami. They will investigate the similarities and differences of the impact of tsunami here in Hilo in comparison to other parts of the world. As they create fun "hands-on" scenarios, they will gain an understanding of the tsunami and the importance of preparedness.

Although this event is being given in a series, it is not necessary to have been present at the first event. Parents are invited to participate as well.

Call 974-7678 for more information.

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