Students get chance to question scientist-author,
CHHS Author Visitation Program hosts panel discussion on healthy eating
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Colonial Heights High School students had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion with visiting author Dr. Joe Schwarcz on Thursday. Schwarcz’s visit was a part of the Author Visitation Program, a partnership between Colonial Heights Schools and Virginia State University.
Schwarcz, scientist and
author of the book Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules: Separating Fact from Fiction, and the Science of
Everyday Life, visited the Colonial Heights High School Technical Center with a panel of additional professionals in the field, including CHHS teacher Dana Barefoot, Richard Bland College professor Dr. Mary K. Gurnick, and Colonial Heights Public Schools Director of Food Services Aaron Robertson. Students who had read Schwarcz’s book had the opportunity to bring questions and comments to the panel for discussion.
The topic of discussion between students and the panel centered around healthy eating, as Schwarcz’s book focuses on debunking the myths surrounding canned food, artificial dyes, SPF, homeopathy, cancer, chemicals and much more.
questions and comments, students were able to have their books signed by Schwarcz and enjoy a luncheon.
Schwarcz is an author and professor at McGill University in Montreal. He is the director of
McGill’s Office for Science & Society, which is dedicated to demystifying science for the public. Schwarcz has written many books including Radar, Hula Hoops and Playful Pigs, The Genie in the
Bottle, The Right Chemistry, An Apple a Day and Is That a Fact?
Authors who have visited CHHS as part of the Author Visitation Program in the past include Dr. Rutger Van Santen in 2011, Dr. Allen Buchanan in 2012, Schwarcz in 2013, Sam Kean in 2014, Lisa Sanders in 2015 and Jeffery Lockwood in 2016.
Dr. Joe Schwarcz, author of the book “Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules: Separating Fact from Fiction, and the Science of Everyday Life,” visited Colonial Heights High School for a panel discussion with students who had read his book on Thursday, Nov. 2.
Colonial Heights High School students had the opportunity to ask renowned author and scientist Dr. Joe Schwarcz questions about his book at a panel discussion held at Colonial Heights High School Technical Center on Thursday, Nov. 2.
Aaron Robertson, Director of Food Services at Colonial Heights Public Schools, served on the guest panel at the author visitation event at Colonial Heights High School Technical Center.