Contact: Lisa Eschleman, Executive Director, Ohio Center for Law-Related Education, LEschleman@oclre.org; 614-485-3500
COLUMBUS (Nov. 4, 2013) – On November 5 and 6, teachers from around the state will convene in Columbus to participate in Ohio Government in Action, a behind-the-scenes exploration of Ohio’s three branches of government.
Ohio Government in Action, a program of the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education, provides teachers an opportunity to be "where" the action happens and to meet with the state leaders in the legislative, judicial and executive branches who make it happen.
Among other activities, participants will observe oral arguments before the Supreme Court of Ohio; lunch with the Justices; take part in special tours of the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center and Ohio Statehouse; meet with members of the Ohio General Assembly; and tour the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden.
“Ohio Government in Action provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience that gives teachers a greater understanding of Ohio’s Constitution and important issues addressed by Ohio’s three branches of government,” said OCLRE Executive Director Lisa Eschleman. “Every year, teachers tell us that they take what they learn at Ohio Government in Action directly back to their classrooms and students.”
The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization whose goal is to improve society by developing citizens empowered with an understanding of our democratic system. The Supreme Court of Ohio, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation sponsor the Center. For more information on the Center, please call (877) 485-3510 or visit www.oclre.org.