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Oct. 5 , 2005
CONTACT: Pamela Young
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Spiders, outer space and exotic plants, oh my! EMU Family Day offers fun for kids of all ages Oct. 8

YPSILANTIWhether it’shere on earth or out in the solar system, children of all ages can explore the world of science without ever leaving the Eastern Michigan University campus during Family Day, Saturday, Oct. 8, noon – 4 p.m.

This year’s Family Day offers fun favorites such as making slime and ice cream using chemistry to new encounters with spiders and exotic plants.

Family Day features more than 50 free fun activities designed to show that learning can be fun.

For science lovers, EMU’s chemistry, physics and astronomy, and biology departments will provide a host of fun experiments including:

  • Fun in the lab where young chemists can separate colors in ink; make ice cream in seconds; construct worms out of chemicals and see if real worms have eyes; create slime and experience the extreme cold of liquid nitrogen, Noon – 4 p.m., Mark Jefferson science building;
  • Visit with EMU’s own Spider Lady, who will show off a variety of spiders and other creatures, Noon-4 p.m., Mark Jefferson science building;
  • Learn about exotic plants at EMU’s greenhouse and take home a free plant, Noon – 1 p.m., EMU Greenhouse;
  • See the tiniest of details using a high-powered microscope, Noon-2 p.m., basement, Mark Jefferson science building; and
  • Visit the EMU observatory and explore the planets, Noon – 4 p.m., Sherzer Observatory.

To learn more about Family Day activities, visit www.emich.edu/familyday/

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

            Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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