Science Saturdays
Children's Program

Canceled Due to University Closing for Hurricane Florence

Yurt Yard Harvest Day

  • Saturday, September 15, 2018 – 9:00 am12:00 pm

Get your fill of the science craze! Explore agriculture and horticultural sciences all year round with Science Saturdays, a Saturday morning science workshop to explore concepts with hands-on projects and experiments. Join us and dive into topics like water quality, photosynthesis, plant chemistry, animal science, food science and more!

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September: Yurt Yard Harvest Day


Why do we store food in a refrigerator? Why does some food go into the cabinet pantry and yet other foods have to go into the freezer? Throughout time, different cultures have found ways to preserve foods without electricity. Some of these methods may be familiar, like pickling. Come explore the science of pickling, fermentation, and dehydrating as we preserve the bounty of our summer garden! Examine the uses of different plants in culinary cuisine throughout the ages and take home some delicious (and different) treats.

Remaining Programs in This Series


October 20, 2018: Foraging into Animal Science
November 17, 2018: Where does the water go?
December 15, 2018: Treasures from a Winter Garden

Age
6th, 7th and 8th grade students
Cost
$10.00 per student for Project PLANTS summer campers and Arboretum Family Members, $15.00 per student for nonmembers
Registration
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store.
Cancellation
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies, when applicable.
Location
The Yurt, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina
Directions
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Parking
Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Questions
Please contact Elizabeth Overcash, children's program coordinator, at elizabeth_overcash@ncsu.edu or (919) 513-7011 for more information about this workshop, or visit the Project Plants website.