'The Food You Eat' Oct. 19 topic for Morrill Hall's Sunday with a Scientist

Released on 10/09/2014, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

WHERE: University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine Street

Lincoln, Neb., October 9th, 2014 —
Mobile Beef Lab (courtesy photo)
Mobile Beef Lab (courtesy photo)

            The University of Nebraska State Museum's next Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will explore "The Food You Eat." The program will be 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus.

            UNL faculty help visitors discover where food comes from and the science and technology of Nebraska agriculture. Doug Golick, assistant professor; John Hay, associate extension educator; Tiffany Heng-Moss, professor; Don Lee, professor; Saundra Frerichs, 4-H science education specialist; and Bob Meduna, extension educator will present hands-on activities featuring pollinators and why they are important to our food system, and DNA and how it works. Visitors will learn about biotechnology, how to turn plants into biofuels, the crops we grow in Nebraska, and the connection between food and water, plus explore UNL's Husker Mobile Beef Lab outside the museum.

            Sunday with a Scientist is a series of presentations that highlight the work of scientists while educating children and families on a variety of topics related to science and natural history. Presenters share scientific information in a fun, informal way through demonstrations, activities or by conducting science on site. Sunday with a Scientist are 1:30-4:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month.

            The University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History in Morrill Hall is open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays, and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Regular admission is $6 for adults (19 and over), $3 for children (5-18 years), free for children 4 and under, and $13 for families (up to two adults and children). UNL staff, faculty, and students are admitted free with NU ID during all regular hours. Friends of the Museum are also free. Parking is free in front of the museum. For further information, telephone 402-472-2642 or visit the museum's website, http://www.museum.unl.edu.

Writer: Mandy Haase-Thomas, University of Nebraska State Museum

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