Science Saturdays

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

6th, 7th and 8th grade students
$10.00 per student for Project PLANTS summer campers and Arboretum Family Members, $15.00 per student for nonmembers
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store.
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 the Project Plants website.