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Updated: 6/12/2013 6:34 pm
OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- Middle school science teachers from across the Magnolia State are in Oxford for a two-week program at Ole Miss.

"Creative Science Through Inquiry," also known as "CSI Mississippi," is helping teachers learn more about the field of science.

The workshop is helping provide science teachers new ways to teach inquiry to students.

This is the first year the program is offered in north Mississippi.

"Being an eighth grade science teacher, I find that kids learn by doing. By attending this workshop I am giving them enthusiastic hands on activities making science fun and enjoyable for all of my children," said science teacher Tonya Griffin.

"We provide them with all of the equipment that they need...We also provide them with materials that they can take back into their classrooms- so that they can engage their students and get them excited about the sciences," stated Katie Echols, education coordinator for Mississippi EPSCOR project.

The teachers will take a final exam at the conclusion of the program.

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