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700 4th-graders will be here for CALS Day on Campus April 13

Seven hundred  fourth-graders will explore the wonders of agricultural and life sciences on Tuesd ay, April 13, 2010 during CALS Day on Campus  . The event is organized by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Student Council and will take place at the UW Stock Pavilion on Linden Drive.

CALS Day on Campus provides hands-on activities, face-to-face interaction with animals and colorful displays aimed at teaching children the importance of Wisconsin’s agriculture.

“ Active exploration during CALS Day on Campus helps children to see how agriculture plays a role in their lives , and provides a fresh prospective to understand ing their world .  The variety of exhibits means there’s something new for everyone.  I t’s really exciting to witness the enthusiasm of these 4 th graders for learn ing .”

Organizations from across t he CALS campus have developed 23 stations for the students to visit. At each station, the students will be able to interact with agricultural and life science based concepts. Students will have the opportunity to see and learn about everything from lambs to DNA.

“We are trying to do our part in keeping the Wisconsin Idea alive and thriving.  Hopefully , these displays will inspire the younger generation to have a more inquisitive view of the word around them; who knows, maybe this experience will motivate them to pursue a career in the sciences. ”

This year, the CALS Student Council invites the campus and surrounding community to attend CALS Day on Campus during an afternoon open house from 1:30-3:30PM . The event is free and open to the public.

CALS is the UW System’s primary provider of research in agriculture, natural resources, food and nutrition a s well as fundamental biological sciences.

For further information, please contact Emily Amann at 262.573.7483 or calsdayforkids@gmail.com.

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