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Published 27th February 2018, 11:50am

The

Department of Environmental Health (DEH) invites Grade eleven (11) students enrolled

at all Cayman Islands High Schools to tour its Environmental Health Laboratory

on Friday, 9 March 2018. The laboratory is located at the Cayman Islands Environmental

Centre, 580 North Sound Road, Grand Cayman. Tours will commence at 9:30 am and

continue until 2 pm.

“These

tours will provide students with an introduction to applied science and the

ways it can be used in environmental health research,” says Laboratory Manager Antoinette Johnson. “Hopefully,

we can encourage them to consider careers in science as one of their options

for the future.”

Activities

will include short career talks and demonstrations. Students will also be given

the opportunity to participate in some laboratory activities. Each tour will

last for 15 minutes and can accommodate groups of 10 students.

“I

encourage each of our schools to take advantage of this opportunity to see

‘science in action’ especially at this

time when society has embraced STEM based careers as a means of achieving

sustained growth through innovation,” added Hon. Dwayne Seymour, Minister for

Health, Environment, Culture and Housing (HECH).

 DEH urges interested schools to schedule a

time slot by Friday, March 2, 2018 for students to be a part of this free

activity.

Laboratory

tours are a part of the DEH ongoing educational services. Other educational

activities include landfill tours and school presentations. 

For

more information or to schedule a time slot, please contact DEH’s Public

Relations and Education section at 743-5992.