Middle School Students’ film about Hicklin Lake to premiere Tuesday night


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Female Science Students from Cascade Middle School will be premiering their first documentary film about White Center’s Hicklin Lake this Tuesday night, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.

The girls are all part of an after-school science club called STARS – “Students Tackling Authentic and Relevant Science” – and aims to provide a space for middle and high school girls to use science to investigate and solve real problems in their community.

“The ladies chose to focus on the health of Hicklin Lake (which neighbors our school) for their project this year,” said Anna Kramer, 8th Grade Science Teacher. “This is our first year as a club, and we have students from Cascade and the neighboring Evergreen High school as members. A few students from Mount Rainier High School help us out, as well.”

STARS is run as a joint effort between Cascade (Anna Kramer, science teacher), HS3/Evergreen (Liz Savage, science teacher), and the University of Washington (Sara Hagenah, doctoral student).

“We are premiering a documentary that our students made that showcases what we have learned about the lake, as well as what the ladies are doing about it,” Anna added.

Here are the details:

WHAT: The premiere of the first STARS documentary, focused on the issues that currently exist at Hicklin Lake and how we are tackling this problem with our science knowledge.

WHO: Everyone is invited!

WHEN: Tuesday, April 15th at 6:30 pm

WHERE: Highline Performing Art Center, Highline High School, 401 S 152nd St, Burien, WA 98148

COST: FREE!

WHY: Join us in order to:

  1. Support local students as their share a year of learning and action with you
  2. Learn more about what’s wrong with Hicklin Lake and what you can do to help
  3. Support the idea that girls and women have powerful voices in science and in their communities

INFO: Event is free, and refreshments will be provided. STARS members will be recognized individually, the documentary will be shown, and there will be a short Q & A session. Spanish and (we hope) Arabic interpreters will be available with headsets.

For more information, email anna.kramer@highlineschools.org.


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