Spring Fest 2018 Activities

Site Number

Springfest 2018 Map
  1. Information Tent​
  2. College of Agriculture
  3. Purdue Extension Exhibit
  4. Purdue Mobile Command Center
  5. Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
  6. Bug Bowl Tent: "Insect games and insects as food"​
  7. Bug Bowl Smith Hall: Insect Petting Zoo, Insect Art, Honey Tasting
  8. Departments of Agronomy, Botany and Plant Pathology
  9. Departments of Agronomy, Botany and Plant Pathology
  10. Department of Biological Sciences
  11. Boiler Barnyard - Department of Animal Sciences
  12. Department of Animal Sciences
  13. IU School of Medicine - West Lafayette
  14. College of Health and Human Sciences
  15. Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  16. Department of Agriculture Economics
  17. Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
  18. Department of Food Science
  19. College of Veterinary Medicine – Food Animal Club
  20. Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine Open House
  21. Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine Open House
  22. Horticulture Show - Horticulture Society
  23. College of Liberal Arts – Visual & Performing Arts – Purdue Galleries
  24. Bug Bowl: Cricket Spitting - Entomology
  25. Purdue Falun Dafa Student Association
  26. College of Science
  27. Honors College
  28. Gifted Education Resource Institute GERI
  29. Bible Fellowship
  30. Muslim Student Association
  31. College of Education
  32. College of Liberal Arts – Broadcasting Tent
  33. College of Liberal Arts​
  34. Krannert School of Management
  35. Purdue Engineering Student Council​
  36. Purdue Engineering Student Organizations​
  37. Purdue Polytechnic Institute
  38. Purdue Habitat for Humanity (Unfiished Block P Statue)
  39. Krannert Minute Business Challenge (Marriot Hall Atrium)​​

​​Site 1 - Information Tent

Saturday and Sunday

Stop by information tent for any questions that you may have on Spring Fest exhibitor activities.

​Site 2 - College of Agriculture

Saturday and Sunday

Come join a variety of student organizations for some fun activities and educational opportunities.

Test your knowledge of the world with International Programs in Agriculture. Participants will have the opportunity to put their handprints on a large sheet and place flags on the corresponding country to show that everyone makes a footprint on the world.

Spring Fest visitors will learn more about the educational opportunities offered through 4-H in all of Indiana's ninety-two counties. Educational programs are available in approximately sixty subject matter areas and a variety of statewide events and activities.

Sigma Alpha will offer interactive activities that engage youth in agriculture. Visitors can make DNA bracelets and play a card came called “Two Truths and a Lie”.

ACT or Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow will have a station for making soybean ink which then can be used as a stamp at the IAAE and Collegiate 4-H tables to win prizes.

Purdue Collegiate 4-H members will host two activities. In the first activity, participants can race robotic fish for a fee. As they race we will be teaching them about invasive species and how they can affect the native species. The second activity covers imports and exports in the United States of America and how they affect our nation’s economics. Participants will push a small boat caring soybeans across a pool with obstacles.

MANRRS will selling cotton candy, popcorn, and bottles of water. They will also have a trivia game people can play to win prizes.

Ag Council will have pedal tractors outside of the tent for kids to ride.

Environmental Science Club will be selling native plants as a fundraiser to support the club for next year.  The plants have been generously provided to the club by the Purdue Student Farm Club and NICHES Land Trust.  They will make great additions to any Indiana yard!  In addition to the plant sale, the club will be hosting a 'Friend or Foe'.  'Friend or Foe' is an educational game that helps participants identify plants native to Indiana and the non-native plants used in landscaping as well as some native and non-native animals.

The Purdue University Fencing club will provide people of all ages a chance to participate in bunny fencing. They will put on fencing gear and wield a fencing blade to try to pop balloons on the opposing person’s mask. This is a fun way to reminisce about the old days of fencing and even to create interest in it as a hobby.

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Site 3 – Purdue Extension Exhibit

Saturday and Sunday

Come walk through the exhibit “What’s Bugging Belva?” This exhibit literally jumps off of the pages of a book and into three gardens that include models of insects being explored and information about their attributes. An articulated model of a box elder bug accompanies the exhibit to show Belva’s “true bug” self.

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Site 4 – Purdue Mobile Command Center

Saturday and Sunday

The Purdue Police Department’s mobile command center will be on-site to serve as an emergency operations center and a central meeting place during Spring Fest.

Site 5 - Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Saturday and Sunday

Come visit the Purdue Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department during Spring Fest for activities and games for all ages! We will have face painting, “Lettuce Plant Healthy Food” plant necklaces, and the Student Farm plant sale.

On Saturday we will be offering two demonstrations by Master Gardeners. The first one is at 12:00 on sun containers and the second one is at 2:00 on shade containers.

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Site 6 - Bug Bowl Tent

Saturday and Sunday

  • Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS)
  • Insect Games
  • Insect Food (i.e. insects you can eat!)
  • Play games with the Forensics Science Club and Thomas Say Society
  • Carnivorous plants

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Site 7 - Bug Bowl: Smith Hall

Saturday and Sunday

SMITH HALL: Home of Bug Bowl! Inside Smith Hall you'll find an insect petting zoo, honey tasting, a glass bee hive, an arthropod observation room, insect face painting, and crafts. The hallways are decorated with the entries in The Annual K-12 Insect Art Contest.

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Site 8 & 9 - Departments of Agronomy & Botany and Plant Pathology

Saturday and Sunday

Department of Agronomy

  • ​interactive display on plant growth requirements
  • interactive demonstration on soil properties
  • lesson on popcorn with free samples

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology

  • ​plant disease diagnostic display
  • plant art competition that will be voted on for the “Community Favorite Award”
  • plant cell activity
  • the miniscule world of pollen
  • Botany Club mushroom and succulent sale

Elephant ears and drinks will be available at Site 9.

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Site 10 - ​​Department of Biological Sciences

Saturday and Sunday

Saturday we will have a display on Chicken Embryology presented by the laboratory of Professor Donna M. Fekete. Fertilized chicken eggs will be “windowed”, allowing the developing embryo to be viewed at 3 different stages. Viewers will be able to see the beating heart, as well as the development of the head, eyes, and limbs. Informational worksheets will describe the body parts, and a video will be provided to compare chicken embryo development with a cartoon of human development.

Sunday we will have a mind controlled model car. The electrical activity of the brain will be sampled with a simple cap fitted with electrodes while the user “thinks” about accelerating and steering the model car. This model is then used to drive the car.

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Site 11 - Boiler Barnyard - Department of Animal Sciences

Saturday and Sunday

The Boiler Barnyard will be held in the new Land O’Lakes Purina Pavilion and is a family oriented public outreach event that strives to bridge the gap between animal sciences and the general public. We do this by engaging the public with live animals from the Animal Sciences and Research Education Center as well as demonstrations and question and answer opportunities throughout.

A variety of student organizations will be available with additional activities.

Stop by the Purina Pavilion and have your picture taken.  These photos will come in a souvenir frame for $2.

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Site 12 - Department of Animal Sciences

Saturday and Sunday Activities

Please stop in for lunch and to interact with faculty, staff, and students from the Department of Animal Sciences.

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Site 13 - IU School of Medicine - West Lafayette

Saturday only

Journey to Lyles-Porter Hall to help us defeat the resident white blood cells and invade the human body! To prepare for your battle, you will learn about the circulatory, skeletal, digestive, and immune systems – even get the chance to touch a human brain! Finally, traverse the Blood Brain Barrier (if you dare!), and then face the vicious defenders in an epic showdown to conquer Lyles-Porter. First and second year medical students from Indiana University School of Medicine-West Lafayette will guide you throughout your quest to defeat the white blood cells. Upon completion of your conquest, document your journey at our portrait station, and be dubbed a successful defender of Lyles-Porter.

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Site 14 - College of Health and Human Sciences

Saturday only

Health and Kinesiology and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Researchers

We study how young children's language cognitive, and motor skills develop.  Come get your heart rate up by playing lawn games and other outdoor activities with undergraduate and graduate students from Health & Kinesiology and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and learn about the research we are conducting. All ages are welcome to participate in games and activities.  Get a free helium balloon as a gift!

Ismail Center National Student Speech-Language - Health & Kinesiology

Obstacle Course - Outside and to the East of Lyles-Porter

Find your way through an obstacle course with Health and Kinesiology students.  

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Come join Purdue’s National Speech, Language, and Hearing Association on a trip with our Zoo animals because we need your help to find speech sounds. You won’t want to miss our exciting Zooland and explore the wild world of speech and language! Check us out, it is going to be a Zootastic time!

Nursing

Hammer Down Obesity - Try your skills at some light fitness activities

Nutrition – Learn about healthy eating habits for children and families

Sport Safety/Injury Prevention/Exercise – Purdue nursing students will provide education for children and families about how to stretch and prepare their bodies for exercise.  There will be a game where participants can practice stretches with guidance, as well as a coloring activity.

Water Safety – Purdue nursing students will provide education to children and families about water safety.  The booth will have a kiddie pool which will incorporate games and activities for participants.

NURSING FREE Face painting 11:00 - 1:00 on Saturday in LYLE 1042​

Nutrition Science - Cancer Prevention Internship (CHIP)

Come visit us to color placemats to learn about healthy habits to lower risks for cancer. Also child-friendly trivia games with prizes that teach children about health and anatomy.

Psychology Treatment and Research Clinics - Brains and Behavior

Come join the Clinical Psychology students for fun activities about the way we think and feel!  You can try out tricky puzzles about how we see things, you can test your will power, and you can play games about feelings.  All ages can participate in interactive learning about our brains and behavior.

Public Health Student Association

Teaching and providing tips to families on how to live healthy and stress free lives.

Purdue Student Health Association

We will have a display about common health myths and misconceptions.  We will also have an activity where we ask individuals abou these different myths and misconceptions.  We will be handing out candy and stress balls.

Speech Language Hearing Science Child Speech & Language Researchers 

We study how kids learn to talk. See what your voice looks like on a computer! Have a funny “stand-in” photo taken with a mouth (speech), brain (language), or ear (hearing). You’ll receive the photo along with a cool magnetic frame. Play games like Hula Hoop Hop and Rhyme Time! Parents, you can find out more about our year-round research with kids as well as our summer programs for children with speech and language delays, and autism.

Student Academy of Audiology

Lend us your ears! Purdue Student Academy of Audiology (Purdue SAA) is offering fun and interactive ear-related activities. Color an expandable ear, learn about ear wax, and experiment with sound.

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Site 15 - Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Saturday only

Stop in and see activities and demonstrations that will introduce children to Agricultural and Biological Engineering. We will also be giving away free balloons and popcorn!

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Site 16 - Department of Agriculture Economics

Saturday only

Visit the Department of Agricultural Economics tent to learn economics in a fun way and color a t-shirt! Play games and participate in hands-on activities to learn how people make decisions.

Game and activities include: "How Much is that Pet?", "Marketing Match Game", "Picture Yourself as an Entrepreneur" and color a "FREE" souvenir t-shirt!

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Site 17 - Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

Saturday only

Visit the FNR tent to experience live reptiles, amphibians and fish, courtesy of The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society. Make track molds and learn about nature courtesy of FNR Student Clubs!

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Site 18 - Department of Food Science

Saturday and Sunday

What’s growing on my spinach? What is fermentation? Can you eat crickets?

In the Food Science building you'll not only find answers to these questions but you'll also find soft serve ice cream with yummy toppings. We will also offer fermentation exploration, Asian carp andouille tastings, and entomophagy which is cricket consumption.

Be sure to stop by Nelson (Food Science Building) for some yummy science and treats.

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Site 19-21 - College of Veterinary Medicine

Saturday only​

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 56th Annual Open House.

The mission of Purdue Veterinary Medicine (also known as PVM) is to "advance global animal and human health and well-being through excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement." This is emphasized in the multitude of events held each year during PVM's Open House. The 2018 theme is "One Health, One Goal. Because Our Health Depends On Theirs." One Health is the recognition that the health of people, the environment, and the health of animals are all connected. Because of their knowledge, veterinarians play a critical role in the health of animals, humans, and the environment.

The open house offers interactive displays for adults and children alike to learn about veterinary medicine and its role within society. You’ll have a chance to see a petting zoo featuring a horse, llamas, goats, chicks, ducklings, and more. Throughout the day there will be live demonstrations featuring working animals. You will also have the opportunity to observe a real spay surgery on a dog via live stream. For those interested in a career in veterinary medicine, you may attend the “Road to Veterinary School” presentation.

Complete information is available at https://vet.purdue.edu/openhouse/index.php.

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Site 22 - Horticulture Show - Horticulture Society

Saturday and Sunday 

Purdue Horticultural Society presents its 105th annual Horticultural Show. Make sure to stop by for the plant sale if you're shopping for trees, perennials, or bedding plants. The plant sale is from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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Site 23 - College of Liberal Arts

Saturday only

A portable art project with PSNAEA students will be presented outside of Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts.

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Site 24 - Bug Bowl: Cricket Spitting - Entomology

Saturday and Sunday

CRICKET SPITTING AT FABRE FIELD

Participate in a sport invented right here at Purdue! Qualifying rounds in the morning and afternoon. The winners of the Spit-Off get a ribbon and bragging rights. Part of the Department of Entomology's Bug Bowl.

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Site 25 - Purdue Falun Dafa Student Association

​Saturday and Sunday

Come to our tent to learn about Falun Dafa, focusing on the cultivation of mind and thoughts, and try the 5 sets of peaceful and gentle exercises with the help of our club members, including meditation.

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Site 26 - College of Science

Saturday only

Visit the College of Science to see science come to life through hands-on activities!

Dig up fossils, try your hand at a mathematical puzzle, and answer science trivia questions to win cool prizes, have fun with state-of-the art technologies such as virtual reality, and learn about tornadoes, earthquakes, and planets.

All of this and more in the College of Science tent!

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Site 27 - Honors College

Saturday only

Our “Da Vinci” HONR course exhibit will feature two types of projects created by students.

Engineering Station with small simple machines that students will build from Leonardo's designs. Families will be able to explore the design and work the machines.

Art Station where students will create and display 20 perspectographs, which is a Da Vinci creation that aids in drawing perspective, which families can use for an art project.

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Site 28 – Gifted Education Resource Institute GERI

​Saturday and Sunday

Parents and children are invited to participate in mini workshops on puzzles, origami, and marshmallow towers to foster creativity and talent. Participants will engage in hands-on activities while learning about GERI programs and resources. Activities will start every hour and be facilitated by GERI staff.

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Site 29 – Bible Fellowship

​Saturday only

​Participants will have an opportunity to translate a portion of ancient language into modern day language, learn about the influence the Bible has had on world thought and culture, interact with historic items from the Bible, and jump in a bounce house.

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Site 30 - Muslim Student Association

Saturday and Sunday

Visit the Muslim Student Association to learn more about Islam, have your name written in beautiful Arabic Calligraphy, get a Henna tattoo, and enjoy some Arabic sweets/food!

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Site 31 - College of Education

Saturday and Sunday

Explore the College of Education and foster creativity, analytical thinking, and problem solving skills.

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Site 32 and 33 - College of Liberal Arts

Saturday only

Mass Communication students will be broadcasting interviews with Spring Fest guests.

What is it like to be a cat? Participants will explore what it might be like to be different animals. Participants will try on different animal props while being led through a series of questions designed to get them to think about inaccessibility of various animals.

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Site 34 - Krannert School of Management

​Saturday only

The Krannert School of Management wants to express how business can be fun for all ages.

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Site 35 & 36 - Purdue Engineering Student Council

​Saturday only

The Purdue Engineering Student Council (PESC) will be making balloon hats for kids while other engineering organizations will be selling food

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Site 37 - Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Saturday only

Spring Fest visitors will be able to experience virtual reality and a 3D printer.

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Site 38 - Purdue Habitat for Humanity

​Saturday only

We will offer a wide variety of outdoor lawn games such as Jenga, Connect Four, and Checkers while also raising awareness about Habitat for Humanity.

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Site 39 - Krannert Minute Business Challenge​

Saturday only

Do you have what it takes to be a superstar in the business world?

Test your problem solving skills at Krannert's Minute Business Challenge! Spring Fest participants are invited to create innovative solutions to real world problems present their ideas to a panel of Krannert undergraduate students.

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