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Twilight Tour at UI Kimberly Research and Extension Center Offers Family Fun

July 07, 2016

This year’s Twilight Tour July 20 at the University of Idaho’s Kimberly Research and Extension Center is going deep, six feet to be exact, as part of a fun-filled evening of science geared to families.

Soil scientists will dig a soil pit at the research center and invite visitors to learn more about the soil that sustains agriculture and Idaho’s economy.

The Twilight Tour, the seventh held at the Kimberly center, will run from 5 to 8 p.m. The event drew an estimated 525 visitors to Kimberly in 2014. It will again feature a free catered dinner and fun activities.

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Dean Michael Parrella are scheduled to attend the event.

Student enrollment and alumni representatives will offer information about educational opportunities for prospective students and social events for UI alumni and friends.

The free field day functions as a science fair for children and adults who live nearby and for those who work in agriculture.

The tour illustrates the range of research conducted by College of Agricultural and Life Sciences faculty and staff. The event alternates between the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center and Kimberly.

This year’s event also features research projects based at the UI Twin Falls, Aberdeen and Parma research centers, and the nearby Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station near Twin Falls.

In addition to the soil pit, researchers will offer interactive exhibits and demonstrations focused on potatoes, dry beans, sugar beets, weeds, insects, plant diseases, soils, irrigation management, waste management and other topics.

The university’s new plant disease expert, who is based in Parma, will be available to answer questions.

More information is available from Don Morishita, the Kimberly center’s superintendent, at 208-423-6616 or don@uidaho.edu.

Media Contacts:
Don Morishita
Superintendent
Kimberly Research and Extension Center
208-423-6616
don@uidaho.edu

Bill Loftus
Science writer
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
208-885-7694
bloftus@uidaho.edu

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