Bonamici observes fourth graders learning about fish
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, a longtime advocate of adding the arts to science education, got a firsthand look at what students are learning.
Bonamici stopped Friday at Imlay Elementary School in Hillsboro, where fourth-grade students of Brooke Godfrey were learning about fish. The lesson, taught by environmental educator Tonya McLean of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, gave students an opportunity to pick up a fish.
"It's so important for these students to learn about science in hands-on ways," said Bonamici, a Democrat from Beaverton who sits on the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee.