Science Saturdays

Schedule Updated—New Topic

Fall Fun and Food Preservation

  • Saturday, October 20, 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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October: Fall Fun and Food Preservation

Come out to the Yurt for the first Science Saturday of 2018! We'll celebrate the change in the seasons with garden prep and planting, and use the remaining bounty from the summer to create hands-on projects. Have you ever wondered where luffa sponges come from? The luffa gourds we planted late last spring and cared for over the summer are ready for harvest! We'll also get into the biology and chemistry of food preservation and make our own sauerkraut to take home and enjoy over the winter! End the fun of the day with a seasonal favorite -- exploding pumpkins! Bring new friends and gather with old Project PLANTS friends as we embark on a day filled with exciting activities.

Remaining Programs in This Series

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
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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.