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Inquiry continues its series of conversations with people who work at FERMILAB. Fermilab is a leading research facility for high-energy physics as well as the United States largest proton accelerator. Tonight, we talk with MARGE BARDEEN, MANAGER OF THE FERMILAB EDUCATION OFFICE, because Fermilab is also a leader in science-education for grades K-12. For decades now, Fermilab has reached out to students and educators around the world, offering tours, summer programs, numerous educational materials and many opportunities learn how to bring hard science back into the classroom. Tune in and learn about the Lederman Science Center, Quarknet, the Fermilab teacher resource center and their Summer Institute for Science Teachers. Fermilab has even developed a way to bring something of high energy accelerator physics right into your classroom by developing a muon detector kit. If you are a science teacher, student interested in physics or a parent don’t miss tonight’s show. The Fermilab Education Resources website can be found at: http://ed.fnal.gov/