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Bring your children to Discovery Park Campus for story time

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Bring your children to Discovery Park Campus for story time

By Jeanné Schaser

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus brings back its popular Children’s Reading Program with Dean Harry Swanson’s children’s story, “Isn’t There Room for Us All In Prince William Sound?” Swanson will present the story in the Discovery Park Campus Jupiter Room on Thursday, December 17, 2009, from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

“This story chronicles the history of human pressures on the seal population of Prince William Sound Alaska, culminating with America's worst oil spill disaster caused by Exxon’s oil tanker in 1989,” says Swanson. “Seen through the eyes of Mamma Seal and her baby Seagraham Seal, this story has a strong environmental message.”

“This story is most suitable for children from 6 to 12 years old, and each attending child will be given their own copy of this small book so they can practice their reading at home,” Swanson states.

“We know that children become better readers if they are regularly read to. We also know that they will become better readers if they practice reading with materials that are interesting to them,” explains Swanson. “Because it is obvious that good readers make more successful college students, we want to start early with our attempts to give today's young children a ‘leg up’ for their future education. I think this is just one more very positive way that EAC can serve our community and its future leaders.”

For more information about the reading, or EAC’s Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at (928) 428-6260.