following article appeared September 9, 2003 in the
for the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Poplar, Montana
High-Tech Science Technology Center
August 27, 2003, the Poplar Schools had a grand opening of the
High-Tech Productions.com Science & Technology center located in
(the) Poplar Middle School which was donated by Richard Newman. The
afternoon was made available to the school and community, for all to
come and see what was available. Many guests, teachers and students
chose to take advantage of this time to see the materials donated to
the school for our teachers and students use in their studies
throughout the years.
Some of the greatest
attractions were the microscope with a bee's knee, the robotic dog and
the plasma lightning display. Many of the students were interested in
the collections of rocks, fossils, butterflies, and sharks teeth.
The afternoon was
brought to a close with the Red Buffalo Society performing traditional
native American dance and the Badland Juniors of Brockton drumming and
singing for the group. The Red Buffalo Society dancers included
students ranging in grades from kindergarten through the 11th grade.
Vermae Taylor, the elder mentor for the group, provided the narration
for both groups. The coordinator for the dance troupe is elementary
teacher Robyn Baker, who is assisted by Karolyn Nixon. Mr. Leland
Spotted Bird is the mentor for the Badland Juniors.
thanks goes out to all who attended and helped make this an enjoyable