‘Science is Fun’ demonstrations return to Cazenovia

Cazenovia College students and faculty introduce the wonders of biology and chemistry to youth in the community

— Cazenovia College students and faculty will present “Science is Fun!” with demonstrations and hands-on activities for children ages 5 to 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Cazenovia College, in Eckel Hall (Rooms 204 and 208) on Lincklaen Street in Cazenovia.

Sponsored by the College’s Environmental and Education Clubs, and the Syracuse section of the American Chemical Society, this free program is designed to introduce young people to the wonders of biology and chemistry in ways they can easily understand.

Some of the activities planned for the Oct. 24 event include:

—Live fish and fish identification activities/games, including Fish Twister game;

—Making glow-in-the-dark slime;

—Tree leaf and seed games;

—Creating a bouncing ball from cornstarch, Elmer’s glue, and another household chemical;

—Microscopic pond life;

—Studying the properties of dry ice;

—Identification of different creatures based on their skulls.

Cookies and juice will be provided. Free parking is available in the College’s Seminary Street parking lot on Lincklaen Street, and at the Athletic Complex parking lot at the end of Liberty Street.

Use this great opportunity to excite your children about the wonders of science.

Event coordinators Dr. Venera Jouraeva (655-7986, vjouraeva@cazenovia.edu) and Dr. Thad Yorks (655-7148, teyorks@cazenovia.edu) noted that in six years there will be 1.2 million jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, but only 200,000 STEM graduates to fill these jobs (according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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