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"This is what AgSci looks like!" family programs

Designed for young people and their grown-ups. Each lab focuses on a specific topic through a series of stations that provide hands-on activities for active, family-friendly experiences and lifelong learning. Look through microscopes, observe specimen, partake in crafts and games, and think like a researcher. Meet scientists! Penn State faculty and graduate students participate as speakers, sharing their work, and the tools they use in the field and in the lab. Each participant receives a field notebook (while supplies last) to record their own observations.
Dig in the dirt, observe up-close, and ask scientists--all part of life-long learning, this March and April at the Pasto Agricultural Museum

Dig in the dirt, observe up-close, and ask scientists--all part of life-long learning, this March and April at the Pasto Agricultural Museum

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When (Date/Time)

March 20, 2019 to April 14, 2019

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Our Spring 2019 series is designed for young people and their grownups to explore topics in agricultural science related to food, fiber, and natural resources.

AgSci Action Lab

Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Meet scientists! First a short presentation by a topic expert, then we explore DNA to soil composition, fish bones to dragonflies. Dive into one topics each week. Take home projects extend the hands-on activities for life-long learning. This program is designed for curious 7- to 107-year-olds.

3/20 Meet an Ichthyologist - How can I see the fishy parts of science?

3/27 Meet a Horticulturalist - What's the dirt on GIANT radishes?

4/3 Meet an AnthropologistWhat does DNA have to do with my food?

4/10 Meet an Entomologist - Why does an insect scientist need a map?

AgSci Explorers

Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Share illustrated stories from children's literature as we explore science topics about food and the environment. Hands-on activities and take-home projects extend the fun. This program is designed for those as young as 3, early readers and their grown ups, but anyone can attend.

3/23 Fish Tales & Fish Tails - Stories & Hands-on Science

3/30 Carrots, Radishes, Peaches - Folk Tales about GIANT foods

4/6 Magic BeansPlanting the curious seed of a story

4/13 Dragonflies - When our stories take wing

Cost 

This program is free. Donations welcome.

Registration

Register for one or more labs in the series

Attend as many as you can!