Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders at Hearst Elementary School in Northwest Washington will learn about seismic activity and how it is used to predict earthquakes thanks to a one-of-a-kind project developed this summer by their science teacher, Adrienne Herriott.
Herriott, who has taught science at Hearst for 11 years and is a member of the Teacher Advisory Board at the Smithsonian Institution, was one of 20 teachers nationwide to attend a three-week workshop on science technology at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston.
She and a team of other teachers studied the seismographs of the Loma Prieta earthquake that rocked Northern California last year, and developed a classroom project to teach children how scientists interpret data from seismic instruments fed into computers.
Herriott grew up in Anacostia and graduated from D.C. Teachers College. Musician Gets Fellowship
Local guitarist and singer Lilo Gonzalez has won a $5,000 fellowship from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
The fellowship, his second in as many years, will support his efforts as a soloist in national music competitions as well as the continuing development of his music production company, Lilo Gonzalez Productions.
Gonzalez, a native of South America who has been performing in the Washington area since 1981 and a member of the group Izalco, is working on his first solo album. Art Headed for Moscow
Several Howard University art professors were chosen recently to show their work at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
Lois Mailou Jones, professor emerita; Jeff Donaldson, associate dean of the Howard College of Fine Arts; Alfred Smith, a professor; and Jerome Meadows, an assistant professor, are among 57 artists whose works will be included in the exhibit of American art that will open next month in Moscow.
The Tretyakov Gallery is the state art museum in Moscow and is considered to be the Soviet Union's most prestigious art museum. Author's Work Recognized
A Washington woman who has written more than 20 books for children was honored Tuesday at the Eighth Annual Authors' Recognition Day at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
The Literary Friends of the D.C. Public Library commended Eloise Greenfield, 61, of Michigan Park, for her life's work in children's literature. Greenfield said her stories depict "African Americans as we are without stereotypes."
Her book "Nathaniel Talking" won the 1990 Coretta Scott King Honor Book Award. It contains poems about a young boy talking about his life and ambitions. Other recent books include "Grandpa's Space" and "Under the Sunday Tree."