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New programs for families - AgSci Action Lab & AgSci Explorers

Posted: February 21, 2019

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 with the general public in an intimate setting. Each participant receives a field notebook (while supplies last) to use at home.
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

Register HERE for one or more labs in the series 
Attend as many as you can! Participation is FREE, donations welcome.

AgSci Action Lab - Wednesday evenings 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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 is the dirt on GIANT radishes?

4/3 Meet an Anthropologist
What 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 10am to 11am

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 Beans
Planting the curious seed of a story

4/13 Dragonflies
When our stories take wing

And be sure to join us for our Ice Cream Social Celebration on Sunday afternoon April 14 from 1:00pm! We'll be sharing scientists' field books and making ice cream (and eating ice cream, while supplies last). Stay tuned for more details!

Special thanks to our partners and presenters, including the Pennsylvania Center for the Book for their help selecting children's literature and the scientists and researchers sharing their work throughout the series.