St. Petersburg Times
Special report
Video report
  • For their own good
    Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
  • More video reports
Multimedia report
Print Email this storyEmail story Comment Letter to the editor
Fill out this form to email this article to a friend
Your name Your email
Friend's name Friend's email
Your message
 

Schools

A look at future?

By DONNA WINCHESTER, Times Staff Writer
Published November 15, 2007


Alyssa Burchill, 6, looks at a rat snake named Booger that visited her first-grade classroom at Pinellas Central Elementary School in Pinellas Park with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. "I like them," Alyssa says of snakes.
photo
[John Pendygraft | Times]
ADVERTISEMENT

Mr. Sparkle, the garbage can-clad mascot from the St. Petersburg Sanitation Department, visited Melrose Elementary School on Wednesday. The Scubanauts Team visited Largo Middle School. A retired Raytheon engineer showed Seminole High students how to solve sudoku. They all were part of this year's Progress Energy Great American Teach-In, an annual event that brings thousands of people into schools to teach kids about everything from art to zoology. Their presentations encourage students to consider possible careers and offer alternatives to possibly harmful behavior. Some presentations simply entertain.

 

BY THE NUMBERS:

14          Years Pinellas County has participated

63,115   Number of volunteers making presentations

160,659  Number of presentations made

151        Schools visited


Some participants

 

Scott Mathieson, pitcher for Philadelphia Phillies, Belleair Elementary.

Gulfcoast Oncology physicians discussing dangers of smoking, Lakewood Elementary.

Gulfport Fire Department, Boca Ciega High School.

Florida Department of Blind Services, Highland Lakes Elementary.

Organ Wise Guys, Mount Vernon Elementary.

Honeywell engineers, North Ward Elementary.

Science Center of Pinellas, Blanton Elementary.

[Last modified November 15, 2007, 01:04:44]


Share your thoughts on this story

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Subscribe to the Times
Click here for daily delivery
of the St. Petersburg Times.

Email Newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT