In just a couple hours students at Riverside and O'Bannon Elementary Schools in Washington County will have their minds opened to science.
The second ever MSMS Traveling Science Carnival will begin at Riverside Elementary School in Avon, Mississippi at 10:00 am today. More than 50 MSMS students, staff, and faculty members will host the carnival.
MSMS student volunteers rose bright and early and left the campus around 5:30 am and rode via charter bus across the state of Mississippi in order to make the 10:00 am opening of the carnival. MSMS expects several hundred second and third graders from the Riverside and O'Bannon schools to attend the event, during which the younger students will experience fun and engaging demonstrations of biology, chemistry, and physics.
Riverside was chosen as this year's destination for the Carnival after the MSMS student body voted on the matter. The school was convinced that Riverside was the best place for the Carnival after reading an essay written by MSMS student and former Riverside student, Lauren Tice.
This is the second time MSMS has taken its popular Science Carnival on the road. Last year, the school performed it at Bette Maye Jack Elementary School in Morton, Mississippi. Later today we will have full updates and news about the carnival, including pictures and video.