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CLaSP students volunteer for Chelsea PTO "Geography Night"

Posted: November 30, -0001

CLaSP students volunteer for Chelsea PTO
This past Friday, the Chelsea, Michigan PTO sponsored its annual "Geography Night" aimed at helping kindergarten through fifth-graders and their families study maps and learn about other cultures. 
 
"The event is a volunteer-driven expo-style evening with games, food, and other activities," said Chelsea parent and CLaSP researcher Dr. Dan Welling. "Volunteers run stations dedicated to a certain state, country, or region of their preference." 
 
CLaSP Doctoral Candidate Anthony Torres and Ph.D student Agnit Mukhopadhyay were there as volunteers. "Anthony and Agnit ran a station representing Bengal, India" said Dan. "They had food and items from the area as well as pictures and information." 

Accodring to local media reports, attendance ran into the hundreds
 
Bethany Goesmann, one of the event organizers said, “This is a way to give kids a hands-on way to experience fun activities beyond the classroom. It’s encouraging that so many families came out on a Friday night to participate.”
 
Way to go, Anthony and Agnit!