Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School will present the fifth annual Student Science Fair and Open House at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the school auditorium, 35 West Plain Road. The public is invited.

Independent science fair projects, in which students work with a mentor who has expertise in their area of interest, allow a student to choose their own topic from earth science, physics, chemistry or biology.

This year, close to 50 GBRSS seventh and eighth-graders will demonstrate projects on diverse topics, including many that concern conservation and "green" solutions to everyday problems.

To join the open house the same evening, contact Tracy Fernbacher at or (413) 528-4015, ext. 106.