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Contact:Susan Leonard
For Immediate Release: May 8, 2003

Lewis and Clark Event at Discovery Creek
Children's Museum in Rock Creek Park

Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity

(WASHINGTON)---On Monday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 160 children from the Department of the Interior's Washington, D.C., partner schools will gather at the Historic Schoolhouse at Discovery Creek Children's Museum in Rock Creek Park as part of the Bicentennial Commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The students will participate in three concurrent events: storytelling about characters from Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery I, challenge hike replicating the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and Native American cultural activities. Rosalyn Schanzer, author of How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis & Clark, will lead the storytelling.

Who: Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from Ross, Stevens and Harriet Tubman Elementary Schools in Washington, D.C.; author Rosalyn Schanzer; Corps of Discovery II staff; DOI University staff; Discovery Creek Children's Museum of Washington staff.

What: Educational event for Interior's partner school children.

When: Monday, May 12, 2003, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Discovery Creek Children's Museum, 4954 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Washington, DC, 20001. Take Pennsylvania Ave. west to M Street, through Georgetown to outward bound Canal Road, left on MacArthur Blvd., left at T intersection. Schoolhouse is two blocks past Safeway on left, across from Battery Kimble Park. Parking on MacArthur Blvd. or Ashby Street. The event was created in partnership with the DOI University, Discovery Creek Children's Museum of Washington, Interior's Office of Educational Partner- ships, National Park Service, Corps of Discovery II, and Politics & Prose Bookstore.


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