MT. VERNON – The newly approved Nancy Larson Science Curriculum will be a welcome addition to the educational programs offered at the Primary Center, said third grade teacher Julia Laur.

Laur was part of a group of Primary Center educators who attended a two-hour training seminar Thursday on implementing the new science curriculum. She said she was anxious to start her students on the program, which takes a hands-on approach to science education.

“I am excited because we haven’t had science in the last couple years, so I’m anxious to get it back,” Laur said. “We just had to fit it in where we could with the reading. … I think the hands-on part is going to really appeal to the students.”