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April 27, 2007

Launch party at Birmingham-Southern College to view premier of PBS' DragonflyTV Deep South episode

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College will host a reception May 6 from 2-4 p.m. in the center on the college's campus to premier an upcoming episode of the PBS national program DragonflyTV: “Going Places in Science.” The show features Joshua Holmes and Shawn Tuteja, both students at The Altamont School, and several young McWane Science Center patrons.

DragonflyTV airs on PBS stations nationwide, including Alabama Public Television locally. The upcoming episode featuring BSC's Southern Environmental Center will air May 19 at 11 a.m.

The program, in its sixth season, takes viewers on location to science centers across the country. Episode six, which is the Deep South episode, will include an investigation on garbology at the BSC Southern Environmental Center; a segment on a technology dissection program at the McWane Science Center; a “scientist profile” of a NASA hurricane expert based in Huntsville; and a “science secret” at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville. It will also showcase the city of Birmingham as host Eric Artell tours sites including the Peanut Depot, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Jazz Hall of Fame, Kelly Ingram Park, and Vulcan Park.

For more information, contact the BSC Southern Environmental Center at 205/226-4934.

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