Fort Hays State University will welcome about 300 Kansas elementary school students to the biennial Young Readers’ Conference, which will open at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday in the university’s Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.

The students, third- through fifth-graders, will then move to the Memorial Union and the Center for Applied Technology for a day filled with activities on the theme “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.”

The conference is sponsored by the Department of Teacher Education and the College of Education. Students from the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science, through the Science and Mathematics Education Institute, will assist with activities throughout the day.

For more information, call Beth Walizer, professor of teacher education, at (785) 628-5579, or email