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MEDIA ADVISORY: National Geographic Explorer Visits AISD Schools

AUSTIN, Texas—Today, AISD students and teachers will learn about geothermal energy from Andrés Ruzo, a geoscientist and National Geographic Young Explorers grantee.

What: Ruzo, who works in Peru and focuses on geothermal energy, will share his work with elementary students studying this topic in their science classrooms. His presentation, including information in both English and Spanish, will inspire students of both languages and connect their studies in science with how they might be future pioneers in science. Teachers are invited to a separate presentation at the Austin Nature and Science Center.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 22

Student Presentations

  •  11 a.m. Wooldridge Elementary School, 1412 Norseman Terrace
  •  3 p.m.  Pleasant Hill Elementary School, 6405 Circle S. Road

Teacher Presentation

  •  4:30 p.m.  Austin Nature and Science Center, Zilker Park, 2389 Stratford Drive

Background: AISD’s science curriculum department promotes events that will excite and engage students in the sciences throughout the year to enhance what they are learning in the classroom. Learn more about Ruzo at

For more information, please contact the Department of Communications and Community Engagement at 414-2414.