Marlins kick off Marlins@School Week

The Miami Marlins are set to kick off Marlins@School week starting Tuesday, May 22 through Friday, May 25. For the eleventh consecutive year, Marlins players, coaches and broadcasters will visit participating classrooms in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to meet with students. During the visits, students will showcase a special presentation about using the Marlins@School online program in their classrooms to the Marlins representatives. During the event, the Marlins will visit a total of 16 South Florida classrooms.

Marlins@School is an online curriculum enhancement program that assists educators in teaching Florida's required standards on the following subjects: Language Arts, Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, and Geography. All of the web-based chapters comply with FCAT requirements and are centered on 2012 Marlins players and Manager.

This downloadable program is designed to enrich the education of children by using the excitement and relevance of baseball as an additional teaching method. The program is available at no cost to all teachers and is accessible through the official Marlins@School website, http://www.marlinsatschool.com.

Paton Publishing, located in Toronto, Canada, produced, created and implemented the Marlins@School program in conjunction with the Miami Marlins.

School visits are not open to the public.

Media interested in covering any of the school visits must contact Carolina Perrina, Marlins Director of Business Communications, for further details and proper arrangements.

A complete schedule of classroom visits is below. The schedule is subject to change.

22-May  10:00  North Beach Elementary  4100 Prairie Ave  Miami Beach
22-May  10:30  Citrus Grove Middle  2121 NW 5 ST  Miami
22-May  10:30  South Miami K-8 Center  6800 SW 60 Street  Miami
22-May  10:00  Pembroke Pines Charter West  1680 SW 184 Ave.  Pembroke Pines
23-May  10:30  Boulevard Heights Elementary  7201 Johnson Street  Hollywood
23-May  10:30  Hollywood Park Elementary  901 North 69th Way  Hollywood
24-May  10:00  Pasadena Lakes Elementary  8801 Pasadena Blvd.  Pembroke Pines
24-May  10:00  Paul W. Bell Middle  11800 NW 2nd Street  Miami
25-May  10:00  Howard Drive Elementary  7750 SW 136 St  Miami
25-May  10:00  Howard Drive Elementary  7750 SW 136 St  Miami
25-May  10:30  Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center  1420 Washington Avenue  Miami Beach