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Furlough Friday science and technology event

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - As parents continue to deal with the frustrating reality of furlough Fridays, one community organization is stepping up to help fill the void of lost classroom time.

The Hawaii Sci-Tech Institute has come up with an educational and informative way of teaching kids about science and technology.

The full day event is scheduled for April 30th.

Students in grades 6 to 8 will participate in hands-on activities, like designing computer gaming systems and extracting DNA from fruits and vegetables.

"Because this year they're sort of at the point where they're not having a full educational year, we thought the science and technology initiative would step up and give back a day of science education", said Hawaii Sci-Tech Council President Dr. Keiki-Pua Dancil.

The April 30th event will be held at three locations from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Honolulu Community College, Leeward Community College, and Windward Community College.

A maximum of 80 students in grades 6 to 8 will be accepted, first come, first served.

The program is free and lunch is included.

Parents must download an application from the web site and turn it in on Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at the desired location.

For more information, visit www.hiscitech.org/institute

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