Spring Fest 2019 Activities


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  1. Information Tent
  2. College of Agriculture
  3. Animal Well-Being Exhibit
  4. Department of Biochemistry
  5. Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
  6. Bug Bowl Tent
  7. Bug Bowl Smith Hall
  8. Departments of Agronomy, Botany and Plant Pathology
  9. Departments of Agronomy, Botany and Plant Pathology
  10. Purdue Institute for Interactive Neuroscience
  11. Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
  12. Evolution Green House Tour
  13. Boiler Barnyard - Department of Animal Sciences
  14. Department of Animal Sciences
  15. Lyles-Porter Hall
  16. College of Veterinary Medicine Open House
  17. College of Veterinary Medicine Food Tent
  18. College of Veterinary Medicine Dining Tent
  19. Department of Food Science
  20. Department of Agricultural Economics
  21. Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
  22. Purdue Horticulture Society Plant Sale
  23. Bug Bowl – Cricket Spitting
  24. Purdue Galleries
  25. College of Science/PULSe Science in Schools
  26. Honors College
  27. Gifted Resource Institute GERI
  28. Muslim Student Association
  29. College of Liberal Arts
  30. College of Liberal Arts Broadcasting Tent
  31. Purdue Engineering Student Council
  32. College of Education

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.

Join International Programs in Agriculture as you test your knowledge of the seven continents by traveling through the exhibit. After an activity is completed, a stamp is given in the provided passport book. Stamped passports will make you eligible to win a prize.

Sigma Alpha welcomes visitors to help them create a pop-up game to reinforce agricultural concepts regarding plants and animals.

Purdue Climate Change Research Center invites you to explore how much Carbon Dioxide is in our atmosphere today and how it has changed over the last two hundred years. Learn about the activities that contribute to how much or how little CO2 goes into the atmosphere.

Purdue Collegiate 4-H and the Indiana State 4-H Office will team up to offer hands-on science exploration. Attendees will construct and decorate their own rocket out of card stock all while learning about the history of space travel as well as Purdue University’s impact on it.

MANRRS will be selling bottles of water and cotton candy.

Ag Council will be teaching participants about planting with care. Participants will be able to plant a pepper or a flower in a small container to take home and care for.

Purdue Climate Change Research Center will be available on Sunday to discuss the impact of Carbon Dioxide on the atmosphere.

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 challenge friends/family to a duel and create interest in fencing.

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Site 3 – Animal Well-Being Exhibit

Saturday and Sunday

Come walk through an exhibit on animal welfare and learn more about pigs, cattle, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, poultry, and horses.

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Site 4 – Department of Biochemistry

Saturday and Sunday

Join the Biochemistry Club as they make slime, pass around a bubble, and play in fake snow.  In addition, demonstrations will be held outside of the Biochemistry building on the hour from 12:00 - 4:00.

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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! Create a "Lettuce grow healthy food" plant necklace or purchase plants from the Student Farm.

Saturday

 

  • 10:00 pm – 12:00 pm Grafting vegetables demonstration
  • 12:00 pm 4:00 pm activity page fun with Purdue American Society of Landscape Architects

Sunday

  • 12:00 pm – Container gardening demonstration
  • 2:00 pm – Container gardening demonstration

Succulent sale

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Site 6 - Bug Bowl Tent

Saturday and Sunday

  • Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS)
  • Invasive Species Information
  • Commercial Hemp
  • Forensic Science Club
  • Carnivorous plants
  • Tick INsiders
  • Thomas Say Entomological Society – insect jewelry and food

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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. There is also an amazing display of insects from around the world. 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
  • interactive demonstration on soil properties
  • lesson on popcorn with free samples

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology

  • Be(e) a pollinator!
  • plant disease diagnostic display
  • plant art competition that will be voted on for the “Community Favorite Award”
  • plant cell activity
  • plant growth game
  • Botany Club mushroom and plant sale

Food available to purchase includes hot dogs, bratwurst, walking tacos, elephant ears, and drinks will be available at Site 9.

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Site 10 - Lilly Hall of Life Sciences Lobby

Saturday and Sunday

Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN)

Saturday we will have a sheep brain dissection to provide the opportunity to investigate real sheep brains by holding them and viewing them under a magnifying glass.

Sunday we will have a brain 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.

Department of Agronomy

Stop and experience the interactive virtual topography sand table.

Department of Biological Sciences

The Suter Lab will show live Aplysia and zebrafish embryos as well as cultures of Aplysia neurons along with a poster and video on research activities in the lab investigating neuronal growth and regeneration.

Recordings of electrocardiograms plus finger pulse and printouts of the participants recording.

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Site 11 - Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Saturday only

Explore scientific concepts of Agricultural and Biological Engineering! Come learn about soil and water conservation, tractors, biofuel and food waste in a bunch of activities. We will also be giving away free balloons and popcorn!

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Site 12 - Evolution Greenhouse Tour

Saturday and Sunday Activities

Take a guided tour of the newly established evolution greenhouse space in the Lilly Greenhouse Complex. This new plant collection includes some exceptionally rare flora from the Southern Hemisphere, many never before grown in North America, as well as plants that re from ancient, living fossil groups.

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Site 13 - Boiler Barnyard - Department of Animal Sciences

Saturday and Sunday

Purina Pavilion

The Boiler Barnyard strives to bridge the gap between animal agriculture and the general public. By providing opportunities for participants to interact directly with live animals, we strive to familiarize individuals with the basic concepts of food animal production via education and demonstration. A variety of student organizations will be available with additional activities.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. Center for Experiential Learning

The Purdue Meat Science Club will be in the Boilermaker Butcher Block providing information on common myths surround meat and the meat industry. Beef jerky will also be offered for sale.

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Site 14 - Department of Animal Sciences

Saturday and Sunday

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

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Site 15 - Lyles-Porter Hall

Saturday only

IU School of Medicine – West Lafayette:

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. 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.

BoilerWoRx:

We will provide information regarding the opioid epidemic, touching on stigmatizing language, wellness education, naloxone training, medication disposal, policy advocacy, and harm reduction facts and figures.

College of Health and Human Sciences:

Cancer Prevention Internship Program (CPIP)

Enjoy interactive games and information about how you can prevent skin cancer in your family!

Health and Kinesiology

Children of all ages are welcome to participate in a fun physical challenge. Participants will have an opportunity to test their dynamic balance & agility, muscular strength & endurance, flexibility, and eye/hand coordination as they walk, skip, jump, hop, climb, kick, lift, throw, crawl, and run through the an obstacle course.

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Come join Purdue’s National Speech, Language, and Hearing Association as we play tongue twister at the beach!

Nursing

FREE Face painting

Handwashing – An interactive booth solely dedicated to keeping your hands clean and germ free!

Head Lice & Children – see an interactive display dedicated to the wonderful topic of lice! Come join us for more information on how to keep your children lice free

Nutrition – Learn about healthy eating habits for children and families

Public Health Student Association

A team of Purdue MPH students plan to provide mindfulness-related activities to help introduce the benefits of mindfulness/wellness behaviors.  There will be coloring activities, a yoga station and fun giveaways for the participants.  We will be handing out buttons that have education material attached to it.  The Purdue MPH station is family friendly and offers participants that chance to learn and have fun.

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.

Purdue Infant-Child Language and Speech Research Group (PICLS)

PICLS research explores fundamental questions regarding early speech and language development at Purdue. Stop by our group to learn more about what we do! We will have bubbles, games, and balloons too!

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 16-18 - College of Veterinary Medicine

Saturday only

This year, Open House will be held from 10 am to 3 pm. Families and children are invited to pick up a Graduation Day card at the Welcome Table and visit the various clubs and events, collecting stamps as they go. Once the card is completed, children can receive their diploma and graduation photo at the information booth. Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in various interactive activities including:

  • Walk Through the Heart
  • Walk Through the GI Tract
  • Dress like a Surgeon and Teddy Bear Suturing
  • Veterinary Technicians: Learn about the Vet Tech program while participating in various games, getting your face painted and attempting to dunk one of the vet techs in a dunk tank
  • Community Practice: Learn about the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital's Community Practice and tips on pet health care
  • Indiana State Fair 4-H Veterinary Science Poster Winners Display
  • Teaching Dog Program: Learn about our teaching dog program for veterinary students
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital Tour
  • Demonstrations: Watch a demonstration of a horse on a treadmill!
  • Paint horseshoes
  • Learn about Priority 4 Paws mobile surgery unit
  • Visit the farrier and learn all about shoeing horses and proper hoof care
  • Petting zoo such as baby chicks, sheep, and horses
  • Meet Buttercup, Purdue's resident fistulated cow and examine her rumen contents
  • Learn about PVM's various clubs

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Site 19 - Department of Food Science

Saturday and Sunday

Experience Edible Insects with New York Chef Joseph Yoon; learn about food chemistry, food processing, foods for health, and food safety through exhibits such as “What’s growing on my spinach?”. You can even pose as a future food scientist in the Pilot Plant photo booth.

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Site 20 - Department of Agriculture Economics

Saturday and Sunday

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: "Herschel’s World of Economics, LIVE", “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 21 - 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 22 - Horticulture Show - Horticulture Society

Saturday and Sunday

Purdue Horticultural Society presents its 106th 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 - Bug Bowl: Cricket Spitting - Entomology

CRICKET SPITTING AT FABRE FIELD

Participate in a sport invented right here at Purdue! Qualifying rounds are from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm. The spit-off finals will be held at 12:15 pm and 3:30 pm. 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 24 - Purdue University Galleries

Saturday and Sunday

Enjoy an art-making experience on the lawn in conjunction with the exhibition, titled Return to Entry, in the Ringel Gallery.

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Site 25 - College of Science/PULSe Science in Schools

Saturday and Sunday

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, make a lava lamp, or dress like a scientist. All of this and more at Site 25!

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Site 26 - 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 27 - 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 28 - Muslim Student Association

Saturday and Sunday

Visit the Muslim Student Association to get a Henna tattoo, play games, and enjoy some cultural food!

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Site 29-30 - College of Liberal Arts

Saturday and Sunday

Stop in to learn about languages, cultures, visual art, and performing art! Visitors will learn vocabulary words in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese. Use these new vocabulary words to put together puzzles, make healthy food choices, practice Chinese calligraphy, and learn about space. Visitors will also see pottery, blacksmithing, printmaking, and weaving demonstrations.

Mass Communication students will be set up on Site 30 to broadcast live from Spring Fest. Please stop in and share your experiences!

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Site 31 - Purdue Engineering Student Council

Saturday only

Join The Purdue Engineering Student Council (PESC) and build your own soaring gyroplane to take home while learning about the engineering behind it. Additional demonstrations will be held throughout the day to show off simple science and engineering concepts like the effects of air pressure, how sound waves work, and chemical reactions.

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Site 32 - College of Education

Saturday and Sunday

Stop in Beering Hall to play game and participate in activities focused on science learning.

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