CALS at the Market
Join the UI College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) at the 2017 Moscow Farmers Market each Saturday from May-Oct. in downtown Moscow.
The centerpiece of the CALS presence at the market will be the Summer of Science program in June, July and August for children ages 5 to 11. Topics will include entomology, animal science, plant science, nutrition, food science and more. CALS faculty experts and students will be on hand each Saturday to introduce children to the science behind their academic field through fun, hands-on, science-based experiences.
In addition, five Saturday Academy of Science events will be held on campus, expanding on topics covered at the market. Visit the Saturday Academy of Science webpage for a complete list of dates and topics.
Children will receive a science passport upon their first visit to the CALS booth. Those that attend at least five events will be entered into a drawing for great prizes. Children will also have the opportunity to build their own science kit, earning different pieces at each event.
During May, September and October, CALS will offer additional programs about research, teaching and extension activities. The UI Extension Idaho Master Gardeners will attend the market the third Saturday of each month (except September) to answer home horticulture questions.
Summer of Science
- July 22 — IDAH2O. Learn more about the water systems in Idaho and the important roles they play in our daily lives. CALS Area Extension Educator in Water, Jim Ekins, will be on site along with a stream table to demonstrate water’s role and importance. Get your passport stamped and take home a beaker to conduct your own experiment at home. Free CALS science kits will be available.
- July 29 — Think Your Drink. Learn more about how to make healthy food and drink choices at home by seeing how much sugar goes into some of our favorite summer drinks. UI Extension’s Eat Smart Idaho will be on site demonstrating how much sugar there is, how you can measure it, and how to make a healthier choice. Get your passport stamped and take home a pencil to write about your own science experiments at home. Free CALS science kits will be available.
- August 5 — Food Science and Safety. Learn more about how food products are created and the safety measures in place to keep you healthy. CALS food scientists will be demonstrating how some of your favorite foods are made and new ones created, as well as how to keep yourself safe from foodborne illnesses at home. Get your passport stamped and take home a petri dish to conduct your own food science experiment at home. Free CALS science kits be available.
- August 12 — Amazing Mustard. Learn more about the amazing mustard seed. CALS scientist Jack Brown will be demonstrating the uses and possibilities with mustard seeds and sharing the cutting-edge research going on at CALS with mustard. Get your passport stamped and take-home a beaker to conduct your own mustard experiment at home. Free CALS science kits be available.