Harrison County Elks Lodge helps students learn about science


The Harrison County Elks Lodge helped to provide students with an opportunity to learn about science through baseball.

Elks members presented a check to science teachers at West Milford Elementary School.

That money was used to bring in the Carnegie Science Center’s ‘Grand Slam Science Experience.’

Students learned about force as it relates to the game of baseball.

“This is what we do as Elks. We provide for our youth and our veterans, and this is just part of continuing education and give them an opportunity to explore,” said Jeff Barnhart, Elk’s Lodge member.

“Anytime that you can bring what the students are learning in their textbook bring it alive to them by actually seeing it, by actually participating with it and interacting with it, it brings a whole new understanding,” said Michelle Southern, science teacher.

The grant money provided by the Elks was a two-part grant. 

The other half of the grant was used to bring the Carnegie Science Center’s planetarium to another school in the county.

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