We love this event! Expertly organized by parent volunteer extraordinaire, Cynthia Port, we are introduced to myriad science fields through experiments, hands on activities, and magic! Join us for a seriously fun and educational evening that is wonderful for the entire family.
If you have a scientific specialty to share or would like to
volunteer/contribute in some other way, please contact Cynthia Port. Our huge thanks to the Ports for organizing this spectacular annual event!
Meet this year's Science Ambassadors:
Brains! (and no zombies, we promise). See and touch actual human brains
that were donated to science. You'll be using your brain to learn about
Science Ambassador: IU School of Optometry
Did you know bees are now on the ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST? Come learn
about these perfect pollinators, see what a real hive looks like, and
find out how YOU can help our flying friends.
Science Ambassador: Scott Wallace and the Bee Keepers Club
What's holding you up? Your bones, of course! See what they look like
and test your skill -- can you put them all in the right order?Science Ambassador: IU School of Optometry
Did you know that bacteria can talk to each other? And when they do,
they GLOW! Learn about bioluminescent bacteria and get the chance to
paint with them!
Science Ambassador: IU Biochemistry
Think Indiana winters
are cold? How about -321 degrees fahrenheit? Come learn about the
cryogenic effects of liquid nitrogen! Also . . . RIDE A HOVERBOARD!
Science Ambassador: The IU Physics Club
Have you ever noticed how certain songs can trigger memories? Come learn how music affects the brain
and connects people to their past.
Science Ambassador: IU Ethnomusicology
and teeth can teach us about the evolutionary history of animals, their
diverse adaptations, their relatedness to other organisms, and the
circumstances of their death. Come see and feel over 50 mammal skulls
and learn where and how to look at skulls to uncover the diverse world
of mammal evolution!
Science Ambassador: IU Department of Biology
We take air for granted, but it is powerful stuff. Come learn about
Wind Power, the clean energy that is powering homes and businesses
around the world.
Science Ambassador: TPS Girl Scout Troop 126
The foods we eat are a strong reflection of our
culture and values. Come learn about the promotion of traditional foods and the
perception of food culture change in India.
Science Ambassador: IU Department of Anthropology