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Family Fun Day: Science Fair

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/07/2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

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UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture in collaboration with the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences will host “Science Fair,” a free Family Fun Day from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the museum.

“Science Fair” will give visitors the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics, from the innovation behind technologies that have existed for centuries on Earth to current research on the surfaces of other planets. Participants will have the opportunity to engage a variety of demonstrations and activities.

This special event is funded, in part, by the Tennessee Space Grant Consortium. Graduate student Claire Mondro received a grant to promote science education throughout Tennessee and proposed the collaboration with the museum.

During Family Fun Day, Mondro will share her knowledge of Mars geology using the museum’s geology exhibit as a reference. She and some fellow graduate students will  help visitors to make a take-home craft about planets.

This is the McClung’s second collaboration with the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences this year. Partnerships like this help reinforce the museum’s goal of providing free educational experiences in an environment that fosters learning, creativity, and fun.

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