Tuesday, October 19, 2010

For My Modesto Area Readers: Wild Planet Day is October 23rd!

"Wild Planet Day" Science Fest to be held at MJC

It will be the Earth's birthday, at least according to Bishop Ussher...if you are in the Modesto region, come and check it out. The MJC Geology Club will be giving away free pieces of the earth and showing off fossils and other good stuff. It's for a good cause, raising money for our local natural history center, the Great Valley Museum.

From the press release:

The Modesto Junior College Great Valley Museum and Science, Mathematics and Engineering Division are hosting a family oriented Science Festival with the theme “Wild Planet Day” on Saturday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place in and around the Science Building on the corner of College and Coldwell Avenues on East Campus. Admission for the day is $8 per person or $25 per family, with no admission charged for children under 3 years old.

This fun-filled fest will include live animal presentations, hands-on science labs, telescope and planetarium viewing and geocaching, a popular hide-and-seek game using global positioning system (GPS) devices. Participants can observe Steve Sutton’s Reptile and Amphibian Show, a presentation by the Bat Conservancy or wild animals from the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center. There will be squid, pumpkin carving and 4-H animals. Science enthusiasts can enjoy fascinating hands-on science labs including DNA extraction and make-your-own-lung.

The event is a fundraiser for the Great Valley Museum, a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing science and natural history information to adults and children of all ages through classes, programs and exhibits. The museum serves the families of Stanislaus, San Joaquin, and surrounding counties. For more information on the Science Fest call (209) 575-6196.

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