The Drew County Branch of the NAACP is hosting a community science fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Holmes Chapel Presbyterian Church at Monticello.
The event will also include a science fair show at 12:30 p.m. Winners of the science fair will be announced after the show, according to a news release. Organizers are asking that parents bring their children to the event.
The science fair show will feature scientist David Westbrook of Little Rock who provides STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) emphasis through his company, “Field Trips 2 You.”
Westbrook served as zoo director for 14 of the 21 years he worked for the Little Rock Zoo. He was also an educator with the Little Rock Museum of Discovery.
During the show, he will conduct “Matter Matters,” where he uses dry ice and STEAM-oriented approaches to have students explore and differentiate between types of matter. He also has a collection of small animals, according to the release.
He is originally from nearby Dumas. He is married to Kelli Westbrook, a retired zookeeper, and the couple has two sons.
The science show will also feature Keri Book, a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) specialist at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.