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Worms bore path for future scientists at Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary


Christian, left, and Darin discover their worms.
When Dr. Michael Maxwell visited Mindy Norman's third grade class recently at Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School in Clairemont, he brought along some friends.


Worms were Dr. Maxwell's pals, there to let the third graders learn about how insects, bugs and other creepy crawlies are very important to our environment.

The lesson was part of the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering’s Nifty 50 program; 50 scientists and engineers work together to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers. The program also focuses on getting girls interested in science.

The Nifty Fifty program is underwritten by Life Technologies Inc. Learn more about the festival and its week-long list of hands-on activities taking place March 16-23 at

For additional information contact Media Production Assistant Julie Harris at or 858-496-8400.