As part of our youth program, newportFILM edu, we hosted a screening of the documentary Science Fair at Rogers High School in early October. The event brought together 350 students who enrolled in the Newport Project. 

The Newport Project is a place based learning initiative that uses the city of Newport as the English and science classroom. Teachers guide, instruct and support students in exploring, observing, researching, and compiling findings about the city of Newport and its history, culture, and natural resources. Students work with community partners and use iPads and other advanced technology in a cooperative manner to record and disseminate information. Supplemental readings, interviews, and media sources expand and enhance knowledge.

Science Fair follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair.  As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair. 

newportFILM first screened Science Fair in August on the lawn at Eisenhower House as part of newportFILM outdoors. More about the film at

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Photo Credit: Sarah Petrarca Photography