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Unrivaled access to outstanding lab facilities and a warm, close-knit community of students and faculty are hallmarks of the natural sciences at DeSales.

Programs in the natural sciences offer a uniquely DeSales experience. Our small class sizes, modern laboratories, and supportive community create an atmosphere for learning enriched by our Salesian values. Your teachers, advisors and research mentors know you and are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty represent a broad range of individual specialties and are well-respected for their research and professional activities. You will have the opportunity to take part in research, publish and present your work, and participate in a dynamic community of scientific inquiry.

You’ll have hands-on access to facilities unrivaled at many other universities. The Priscilla Payne Hurd Science Center offers state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, and physics. 

DeSales Welcomes Hundreds of Elementary Students for Environment Day

by Karishma Modessa '19 Apr 25, 2019
2019-EnvironmentDay

The natural science club and education majors welcomed close to 600 local elementary students to learn about the environment during the 18th annual Environment Day.  

“This event was held to make sure the elementary students and college students have fun and have a learning experience simultaneously,” says Lorita Moussa ’19, psychology major and president of the natural science club. “This teaches kids to take care of their home, planet, and each other for future generations.”

Students from 11 local elementary schools rotated around 24 different stations and took part in activities while learning about everything from recycling and endangered species to the layers of the earth. 

There were many different subjects that DeSales students taught the children, including chemistry, math, and biology. Chemistry students entertained with a volcano demonstration. Biology students taught the children about photosynthesis while allowing them to plant grass seeds in a cup of soil.  

“The elementary students can see the college students teaching and give them an insight within the STEM field,” says Morgan Fox ’20, vice president of the natural science club. “This is a very fun way to inform the children about the environment as well as keeping their minds open and trying new things.” 

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DeSales Welcomes Hundreds of Elementary Students for Environment Day

by Karishma Modessa '19 Apr 25, 2019
2019-EnvironmentDay

The natural science club and education majors welcomed close to 600 local elementary students to learn about the environment during the 18th annual Environment Day.  

“This event was held to make sure the elementary students and college students have fun and have a learning experience simultaneously,” says Lorita Moussa ’19, psychology major and president of the natural science club. “This teaches kids to take care of their home, planet, and each other for future generations.”

Students from 11 local elementary schools rotated around 24 different stations and took part in activities while learning about everything from recycling and endangered species to the layers of the earth. 

There were many different subjects that DeSales students taught the children, including chemistry, math, and biology. Chemistry students entertained with a volcano demonstration. Biology students taught the children about photosynthesis while allowing them to plant grass seeds in a cup of soil.  

“The elementary students can see the college students teaching and give them an insight within the STEM field,” says Morgan Fox ’20, vice president of the natural science club. “This is a very fun way to inform the children about the environment as well as keeping their minds open and trying new things.” 

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