Meet a Scientist Day

ABOVE: Putnam Elementary fifth-grade teacher Suzannah Butler holds out a preserved human femur for fifth-graders Maria Pfaff, second from right, and Kari Bauerbach, right, to touch as Pfaff’s mother, Janell, second from left, and Jennifer Hancock, Marietta College assistant professor of biology, watch in the college’s anatomy lab Wednesday. More than 200 Marietta City Schools fifth-graders visited campus for “Meet a Scientist Day,” designed to show them different fields of science and what jobs they could get by studying in that field. The event was organized by Building Bridges to Careers, a partnership of the district and local businesses and agencies.

RIGHT: David Brown, right, associate professor of biology at Marietta College, discusses plants in the college’s greenhouse with Marietta City Schools fifth-graders Wednesday as part of the annual Meet the Scientist Day program.

EVAN BEVINS The Marietta Times