Project PLANTS Science Saturdays

Rescheduled for January 20, 2018

  • Saturday, January 6, 2018 – 9:00 am12:00 pm

Get your fill on the science craze! Project PLANTS explores agriculture and horticulture sciences all year round with Science Saturdays—a Saturday morning science workshop to explore science concepts with hands-on projects and experiments! Join us to dive into topics such as water quality, photosynthesis, plant chemistry, animal science, local agriculture and more! Workshops are open to Project PLANTS members and middle school students.

New Day DNA

What does it mean to mess with DNA? Come learn about how we select for traits in plants through traditional breeding, and discover how genetic modification works in horticulture. Begin a critical discussion on broad implications of plant genetics,and embark on a new knowledge of how manipulation of genes can have a wide range of impact.

Other Upcoming Programs in this Series

February 10, 2018: The Colors of Nature
March 10, 2018: Adventures in Animal Science
April 14, 2018: Honey Harvest: Stay Sweet!

Project PLANTS members and 7th grade middle school students
There is no charge for members of Project PLANTS (those who attended Project PLANTS summer camp), and a $30.00 registration fee for all others. Scholarships are available!
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is only open to Project PLANTS members and 7th grade middle school students.
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies, when applicable.
The Yurt, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina
Need directions? Click here.
Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please contact Elizabeth Overcash, children's program coordinator, at or (919) 513-7011 for more information about this workshop, or visit theProject Plants website.