CALS Day for Kids April 24

Nearly 600 fourth graders will gather on campus on Tuesday, April 24, 2007, for “CALS Day for Kids.” The event is hosted by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Student Council, and will provide hands-on activities; face-to-face interaction with animals and colorful displays aimed at teaching children the importance of Wisconsin’s agriculture.

“CALS Day for Kids allows students with no agricultural background the opportunity to see how agriculture affects their lives on a daily basis, in a fun and interactive environment,” said Ginger James vice-president and event coordinator. “I know we as students are also really looking forward to putting our knowledge into action by teaching the kids.”

Organizations from across the CALS campus have developed more than 19 stations for the students to visit. Each station will allow the student to interact with agricultural and life science based concepts. Students will have the opportunity to see and learn about everything from lambs to DNA.

“It’s always an exciting time for organizations,” said Junior Otto Kraus. “Everyone really loves to come out and see the kids learn about and explore agriculture.”

Elementary instructors can trust the quality of this educational event, because CALS is the UW System’s primary provider of research in agriculture, natural resources, food and nutrition and fundamental biological sciences.