Academic Communities - How Things Work

Science, Math and Technology

This Academic Community is committed to exploring science, math, technology and their related fields. If you have ever wondered how something works, then this is the place for you.

Academic Communities foster connections between formal academic experiences and other opportunities for learning. As a result, your academic experiences relate to your life interests and goals.

For more information, contact Bill Warburton at or Jerry Schubert at


Spring 2014 Events

National Zoo, Washington, DC Bus Trip 
Friday, May 2
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$3 per person (includes drinks and snacks on the bus)
Meet the bus in Carroll's main parking lot.
Sign up deadline: Thursday, May 1

The day is yours to tour the National Zoo, located in Washington, DC. Founded in 1889, and known as the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, the National Zoo spans 163 acres, and is set amid Rock Creek Park. The National Zoo is home to 2,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species. While the Zoo's most popular residents are the giant pandas, Mei Xiang and her cub, Bao Bao, the Zoo is also home to great apes, big cats, Asian elephants, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, aquatic animals and small mammals.

For additional information, contact David Reynolds at

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