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The first Saturday of the month means Science Saturday at Sheridan College. It's a way to help kids get involved in science. Sheridan Media's Judy Hagerott stopped by and brings us this story.

There weren't any shouts of “Eureka” in the room, but this bunch of gold miners were doing their best, trying to find those gold nuggets. It was another Science Saturday at Sheridan College and this month's theme was “Gold Mining.”

Crushed ore was brought in from the South Pass area, wading pools were filled with water, gold pans were on hand and walla, a mini gold mining town was set up for kids to try their luck at panning for gold.

Sarah Ruybal was there with her daughters.

I asked four year-old Jaelyn Ruybal if she was having any luck.

Tom Johannesmeyer is the geology instructor at Sheridan College. He says Science Saturday's open up the wonder of science.

Seven year-old Logan Mediate gave me the “how-to's” of gold panning.

Now, that's not such a bad idea.

Carson Norling was there. He tells us what grade he's in.

For Carson, it isn't so much about finding gold as it is to learn more about science.

And that's the whole point of Science Saturdays.

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