Originally created 02/03/01

Weekend roundup



The National Science Center at Fort Discovery will show live broadcasts today of scientists, teachers and pupils working on The JASON Project in Hawaii.

The project, which promotes science and technology through exploration, is focusing on volcanic activity in Hawaii. The showcased group includes 14-year-old Timothy Trout from Columbia County.

The broadcasts are scheduled for 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. in the center's Paul S. Simon Theater. The showings and other JASON Project-related activities are included with admission to the center, which costs $6 for children and $8 for adults.

Other activities planned for the day include Exploring the Reefs, with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researcher Cathy Sakas, who will share information about the reefs in Hawaii and off the coast of Georgia at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Augusta Cave Master Carol Jackson will present Mysteries of the Caverns, about exploring caves and cave environments. That program will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

The Army's Recruiting Battalion will give prizes to youths who ring the bell on top of the outside rock climbing wall.

Here is a list of other activities scheduled for this weekend:

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: The Augusta Players present the fast-paced musical story of carnivorous flora from outer space at 8 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Imperial Theatre. Tickets cost $8-$28. For more information, call 826-4707.