CALS at the Market
Join the U of I College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) at the 2018 Moscow Farmers Market each Saturday from May-October 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.
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 during their visit.
During May, September and October, CALS will offer additional programs about research, teaching and extension activities.
Summer of Science
Saturday's from 9 a.m. to noon
- July 21 — Agricultural Economics. Learn how money works and what it means to farmers.
- July 28 — Edible Insects. Try a crunchy critter or a cookie made with cricket flour.
- Aug. 4 — Tiny Falcons. Learn more about how American kestrels are doing and meet one in person.
- Aug. 11 — Downtown Trees. Which trees are these? Explore Moscow's Main Street treescape.
- Aug. 18 — Laser Mapping. Lasers can help keep track of where water is moving soil. See for yourself.
- Aug. 25 — Fermenting Food. Old tricks make bread, yogurt, chocolate, wine, coffee, olives and cheese tasty.
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