Oct. 10, 2002
CONTACT: Carol Anderson

Explore the Secrets of Slime, Wiggly Worms, and Metal-Eating
at Eastern Michigan University's Family Day, Oct. 12

YPSILANTI - It's time for hands-on slime. Create the gooey concoction, then decorate it with glitter, food coloring and paint. Making slime is just one of the many free activities offered during Eastern Michigan University's Family Day, Oct. 12, noon - 4 p.m.

During "Saturday at the Lab," you can produce wiggly worms with chemicals and a tube or make instant ice cream. Watch a needle pierce a balloon - without breaking it - and experience the chilling sensation of liquid nitrogen.

You can also play Sherlock Holmes and solve the mystery of the anonymous ransom note. Then prove to non-believing friends that you can eat metal for breakfast.

How much fun can you have? The wonders of science are never-ending.

Additional Family Day activities include face painting; story telling; Colors the Clown and her pig, Petunia; puppet shows; a Harry Potter and Hermione Granger look-alike contest; and a live performance of "Little Red and the Three Pigs."

Teen and adult activities include learning to create a web-designed newspaper; tips on healthy eating; music by the Ypsilanti High School Jazz Band; tours of campus; a diving demonstration; and a look at the "Rainforest Experience" with live, non-indigenous creatures including snakes, sloths and porcupines.

For more on Family Day activities, go to and access the Family Day link or call, 734.487.4400.