Jefferson Lab's Spring Science Series kicks off with Feb. 13 event

Dog trainer Marilyn Sanders will discuss aspects of operant conditioning versus classical conditioning to train dogs. She will by accompanied by her adult, trained dog and untrained puppy, to assist her in demonstrating proper training techniques.

Sanders has been a Merrimac Dog Training Club member since 1986. She is qualified to instruct all levels of obedience and agility classes, as well as a Pet Tricks class. She has advanced titles in AKC obedience and agility and enjoys competing in USDAA and NADAC agility events. Sanders and her canine companions also finds time to make visitations with a therapy dog group. She has an M.S. in Elementary Education, and when not training or working at the dog training club, works full time as a reading specialist in a primary school.

The March Science Series event, set for March 6, will feature Paul Cummings, Newport News Public School System, presenting "The Science and Technology Behind Television." He will explain how televisions work and the changes that are coming with digital, High Definition TV.

Science Series events start at 7 p.m. in Jefferson Lab's CEBAF Center auditorium, located at 12000 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, Va. The programs last about one-hour and include a question and answer period at the end. The events are free and open to students and adults interested in science.


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