Boiler Barnyard and Alumni Picnic during Springfest
Boiler Barnyard is a great opportunity for the ambassadors to educate the masses of people that flock to Purdue University during Spring Fest each year about animal agriculture. It gives the public an opportunity to see piglets, pet a lamb, or milk a dairy cow, as well as play interactive and educational games with the various ANSC clubs. This event is held in conjunction with an Alumni Picnic on the grounds of Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences.
During Homecoming week for Purdue University, the ambassadors have arranged a booth on Memorial Mall to welcome alumni back and to give them an update on the Department of Animal Sciences, as well as offer some amazing hot apple cider.
A relatively new addition to the spring semester has been a department-wide Dodgeball Tournament. Held in the Purina Pavilion, this event allows undergraduate and graduate students to compete against faculty to win fun prizes and meet new people.
Fall Festival is an event focused on fun and interaction between people in the department. It is a great way for new students to converse with their professors in an informal setting and participate in activities like a cornhole tournament or cookie decorating.
The Animal Sciences Ambassadors are continually brainstorming new events and ideas to offer the Department of Animal Sciences. The ones listed are just a few that they plan or try to provide each year. With the current global situation, the ambassadors have set out to provide more socially distanced events and virtual options. Recently, these included a Giveaway with prizes from local businesses, selling Purdue Animal Sciences masks, and the expansion of their social media presence with a new Instagram account.