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Co-sponsored by Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Radford University, and Outreach Services, VSDB

  • When? - Saturday, November 5, 2016,  9:30am – 2:30pm
  • Who? - For students grades 4 through 8 who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired from any school in Virginia. Students are welcome to bring 1 sibling in the same age group.
  • What? - A day of science activities and a great opportunity to meet students from other school divisions who are also blind/vi or deaf/hh. Special features: Science Educator, Brita Hampton of Jefferson Lab; Betti Thompson of VA Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will share info about the Technical Assistance Program (TAP – alerting devices, special telephones, etc. for the home) and Jill Tomlinson of the VA Dept. for the Blind and Vision Impaired will share information regarding DBVI with families, 1:30-2:30!
  • Where? -  Radford University, Hulbert Building (more commonly referred to as “The Bonnie”), 2nd Floor, Rooms 428, 249, and 250 (also known as the Hulbert Combo)
  • How Do We Register? -  Complete registration form in Google Forms at: (you may need to cut and paste this into your browser line) or send paper registration to be received before Monday, October 31, 2016. See registration form for more details.

For more information, please contact Dr. Debbie Pfeiffer, Director of Outreach Services at  or (540) 414-5249.  Hope to see you there!

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Registration Deadline - November 5, 2015.

Science with Jefferson Labs - Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9:30 – 2:30. - This one-day Science event is for students from public schools, grades 4 – 8 who are deaf or hard of hearing using any communication method/language.  It is co-sponsored by Outreach Services, VSDB and Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility Education Services.  Science educator Brita Hampton from Jefferson Labs will be the instructor.  We are allowing each student who is deaf/hh to bring one sibling into the Science activity, if the sibling is in the same age group (grades 4 through 8).  All activities will be presented in voiced English and interpreted in American Sign Language.

Family members will be free to explore Staunton in the morning, and will rejoin the students 1:30 – 2:30.  At that time, Jennifer McDonald of the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will demonstrate equipment from the Technical Assistance Program (TAP), featuring alerting devices for the home, special telephones for people with hearing loss, etc.

This is a great opportunity for students who are deaf/hard of hearing and their families to enjoy a fun and educational experience, and to meet others in their region

Where: 104 VSDB Drive, Staunton, VA. , on the campus of the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB), Staunton, VA.

How Do We Register: Complete the registration form attached and return it before November 5, 2015. See registration form for details.

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