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Experiential education panel planned for Alumni Day, Feb. 23

The Princeton's Outdoor Action Program is sponsoring a special panel discussion on education in American schools from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

The panel, titled "Expeditionary Learning: A Solution for America's Schools," will focus on how some of the new experiential education approaches that are being implemented in schools around the country are improving student performance. It is part of Princetons Alumni Day activities. While most events are open only to members of the University community, this panel is open to the public.

The panelists will include a number of teachers and educators who are Princeton alumni:

 Greg Farrell 57 of Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound in Garrison, N.Y., this years recipient of the Josh Miner 43 Experiential Education Award presented annually to a Princeton alumnus(a) who has made significant contributions to the field of experiential education;

 Jane Fremon 75 of the Princeton Friends School ;

 Jim Garrett 65, a secondary teacher and outdoor educator in Baltimore, Md., who serves as a consultant to the national office of Outward Bound USA ;

 Dan Oscar 89 of the Learning Project in New York City ; and

 Beccy Siddons 97 of the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center in Providence, R.I.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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