Spring Fest 2015 Activities



Site Number

  1. Information Tent
  2. Purdue Fencing Club
  3. Bug Bowl - "Insect games and insects as food"
  4. College of Agriculture
  5. Purdue Horticulture Society
  6. Bug Bowl: Insects From Around the World
  7. Purdue Landscape Architecture
  8. Boiler Barnyard - Department of Animal Sciences
  9. Bug Bowl: Petting Zoo, Roach Races, Insect Art, Honey Tasting and more
  10. Departments of Agronomy and Botany and Plant Pathology
  11. Department of Biological Sciences
  12. Department of Biochemistry
  13. Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
  14. Department of Agricultural Economics
  15. Department of Forestry & Natural Resources
  16. Department of Food Science
  17. H​orticulture Society - Purdue Horticulture Show​
  18. College of Veterinary Medicine Open House
  19. IU School of Medicine - Lafayette (on the campus of Purdue University)
  20. Bug Bowl: cricket spitting contest
  21. Purdue Grand Prix Foundation
  22. Purdue Athletics
  23. Krannert School of Management
  24. Muslim Student Association
  25. Honors College
  26. College of Science/PULSe Science in Schools
  27. College of Liberal Arts
  28. Purdue Galleries
  29. College of Education
  30. NanoDays: Nano in Nature-Birck Nanotechnology Center, Discovery Park, and Physics Outreach
  31. College of Pharmacy
  32. Purdue Engineering Student Council
  33. College of Technology
  34. Chemistry/Phi Lambda Upsilon
  35. Lilliputians March: National Small Works Competition-Purdue Galleries

 

 

    Site 1 - Information Tent

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

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    ​Site 2 - Purdue Fencing Club

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    With the help of the Purdue Fencing Club, try your hand at "Bunny Fencing."  Children, with their parents'/guardians' permission, participate in fencing. The kids (and any other interested participant) dress up in a fencing jacket and mask and use a fencing sabre. Balloons are attached to either side of the mask, and participants try to pop both their opponents balloons first! It's a great opportunity to experience a new sport, have a fun photo op, and defeat your child (or not) in a duel, all in a safe environment!

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    Site 3 - Bug Bowl: tent features "Insect games, Insects as Food" and more (Dept. of Entomology)

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    Please join the Purdue Department of Entomology for the Annual Bug Bowl! Preschoolers through retirees take part in hands-on insect activities and exhibits. Don't miss the insect art contest, cricket spitting contest, face-painting, honey tasting, and more!​

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    Site 4 - College of Agriculture

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    Come join many of the Purdue College of Agriculture's clubs and groups for some fun activities. You can make some fun arts and crafts and learn how you can be in 4-H. Tasty food and T-shirts will be for sale. Test your knowledge of the world through our global trivia questions.  Taste some free internation cuisine while you learn about numerous study abroad opportunities. Springfest 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. Purdue Collegiate 4-H members will host activities from the recent National Youth Science Day, helping participants learn some basic science concepts while having fun! Children will learn what a corn ear looks like. They will be exposed to interesting facts about what corn is used for and other corn trivia.

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    Site 5 - Purdue Horticulture Club

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    The Purdue Horticultural Society presents its 102nd annual Horticulture Show.  This year's theme entitled "Let it Grow" will feature Dr. Seuss inspired whimsical gardening.  Make sure to stop by for the plant sale if you're shopping for trees, perennials, or bedding plants.  We will also have a children's booth within our landscape. The food booth is located at this site, while the plant sale will be at Site 17.

     

    Site 6 - Insects From Around the World (Dept of Entomology)

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    The Department of Entomology offers a variety of insect-related activities that reinforce the importance of insects in the environment. An awesome insect collection are inside Pfendler Hall.

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    Site 7 - ​Purdue Landscape Architecture

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    Visit the Purdue Landscape Architecture tent to see how graduates of the program have changed the world we all experience every day! Bring your kids to participate in a coloring contest and take home a coloring book! Talk with current students and faculty for design advice and to learn how our environment influences us and how we can change the world through design!​

     

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    Site 8 - Boiler Barnyard - Department of Animal Sciences

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

      Come to Boiler Barnyard to see live animals, sheep shearing demonstrations, and milk a dairy cow. Play animal trivia games, hold a baby chick, and enjoy coloring books. Hear from students and discover new facts on our educational displays about different topics in animal agriculture. 

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    Site 9 - Bug Bowl: insect petting zoo, roach races, and more - Entomology

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    The Department of Entomology offers a variety of insect-related activities that reinforce the importance of insects in the environment. The insect petting zoo, roach races, honey tasting, insect art contest, arthropod observation, and insect crafts are inside Smith Hall.

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    Site 10 - Departments of Agronomy and Botany & Plant Pathology

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

      Agronomy

      Learn a unique use of soil by painting a personal master piece and learn about one of Indiana’s leading commodities as you munch on some popcorn. 

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      Purdue Agronomy

      The Purdue Agronomy Club,

      Ecological Science & Engineering - Win a prize by matching Indiana trees with their seeds and leaves, or become 1 of the 7 species of Indiana woodpeckers in search of food as you see, hear and experience the environment around you.

      Botany

      Take home vegetables, herbs, and flowers from the Botany Club plant sale; "What's growing on my lettuce?”, an interactive activity; Place your vote for the “Community Favorite” in the Fourth Annual Plant Art Competition; "Who wants to be a plant doctor?", an interactive display; Tour the Herbarium; and view an orchid display.

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    Site 11 - Department of Biological Sciences

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    Visit Lilly Hall for a hands-on tidal pool with sea urchins, starfish, and sand dollars; observe chicken and zebrafish embryos as well as adult sea slugs and cultured neurons. Explore the behavior of mantis shrimp and weakly electric fish; and come for a chance to have an electrocardiogram.

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    Site 12 - Department of Biochemistry

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    Have fun with science! Join us all day for the chance to make your own, colorful lava lamp, a bracelet with color-changing beads, see 
    exciting chemistry demonstrations and more! Teachers, come to get great ideas for classroom demos and activities! All ages are welcome!

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    Site 13 - Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering

    Saturday Activities only

    Visit the department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering for activities related to all the different aspects of our department's work. Try out the miniature excavators, find out how to prevent soil erosion, and see if you can design a waterproof package for a cookie. The ABE tent will also feature popcorn, balloons, and photo opportunities with the AgrAbility accessible tractor. Don't forget to challenge your friends to a race on the pedal tractors!​

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    Site 14 - Department of Agricultural Economics

    Saturday Activities 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?”, bean bag toss, product and logo match game, race to "search" for energy sources, and color a "FREE" souvenir t-shirt!

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    Site 15 - 
    Department of Forestry & Natural Resources

    Saturday Activities only

      • Visit the FNR tent to experience live reptiles, amphibians and fish, courtesy of The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society. While at their booths, the little ones can learn about animals and try their hand at fishing.
      • Learn about tree identification and grafting from the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources.
      • Visitors can use their painting skills to decorate a rain barrel while leaning about stewardship from the Int’l Association for Society & Natural Resources.
      • Make a stop at the Forest Products building to discover why “Wood is Good” and watch the router in action. While in the Forestry Products building, purchase a cutting board, a unique conversation piece, from the Forest Products Society.
      • Want to try a new fish? Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant will be sampling smoked Asian carp – yes, I’m talking about the infamous bighead and silver carp that have been seen flying out of rivers and hitting unaware boaters.

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    Site 16 - Department of Food Science

    Saturday Activities only​

    Ever wonder how ice cream is made? Or how gummy worms are just so gooey? Or why popcorn POPS!? In the Food Science building you'll not only find answers to these questions but you'll also find soft serve ice cream and popcorn being served out of our pilot plant with yummy toppings to put on top. Our portable canner will be out making canned piggy banks, that'll need a lot more than a hammer to get open!  Also, our food science students will demonstrate how gummy worms are made, while also answering any questions you have about food science! Be sure to stop by Nelson (Food Science Building) for some yummy science!​

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    Site 17 - Horticulture Show - Purdue Horticulture Club

    Saturday and Sunday activities

      The Purdue Horticultural Society presents its 102nd annual Horticulture Show.  This year's theme entitled "Let it Grow" will feature Dr. Seuss inspired whimsical gardening.  Make sure to stop by for the plant sale if you're shopping for trees, perennials, or bedding plants.  We will also have a children's booth within our landscape. 
      Plant Sale 9am- 5pm

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    Site 18 - College of Veterinary Medicine Open House

    ​Saturday Activities Only

      The College of Veterinary Medicine is participating in Spring Fest on Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM with events all around the Lynn Hall complex. Events include a live spay demonstration, equine treadmill demonstration, tours of the veterinary teaching hospital, a petting zoo, exotic animal displays, search and rescue dog demonstrations, a teddy bear suture clinic, and many student displays throughout the college.
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    Site 19 - IU School of Medicine - Lafayette (on the Purdue University campus)

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      Come learn about how your body works to protect you and how you can work to keep your body healthy!  Be a knight in the body’s immune system and follow a trail of chemokines to find and stop invading germs.  Look at a real human bone and see if you can match it up with our friend the Skeleton Queen.  Use a stethoscope to hear how your heart beats stronger after exercise.  First-year medical students from the Indiana University School of Medicine can help you learn how your body’s defenses keep you strong and how you can keep your body healthy! All this awaits you on the second floor of Lyles Porter Health & Human Science Building in Room 2048! 


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    Site 20 - Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

    ​Saturday Activities Only​

    ​First time participants in Spring Fest!  Find us in Lyles-Porter Hall.​​​


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    Site 21 - Purdue Audiology Student Organization

    ​Saturday Activities Only​​​

    Purdue Audiology Student Organization is offering you an ear-full of fun! See what the inside of an ear looks like, find out how hearing aids work, and create your own ears for you to wear around Springfest! You can even play pin-the-ears-on-Elsa! You're also welcome to tour our facility in the new Lyles-Porter Hall. Popcorn will also be provided.

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    Site 22 - Bug Bowl: cricket spitting contest (Dept. of Entomology)

      Saturday and Sunday Activities

      The Department of Entomology offers a variety of insect-related activities that reinforce the importance of insects in the environment. This site is on the Purdue Memorial Mall and features cricket spitting.

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    Site 23 - College of Science

    ​Saturday Activities Only

    See Science come to life through hands-on activities. Change the color of a coin; try your hand at a mathematical puzzle; make silly putty; learn about tornados, earthquakes, fossils and planets.  All this and more in the College of Science tent!​

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      PULSe Science in Schools

      Sunday Activities Only

      PULSe is the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Sciences graduate program.  On Sunday, April 13th, we invite children and their parents to participate in interactive demonstrations and fun hands-on experiments that illustrate how biology, chemistry, and physics impact everyday life. Dress like a scientist while learning about recent discoveries in the life sciences. Learn how lava lamps work and make one to take home. Come visit us on the Memorial Mall to see why we’re excited about science!

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    Site 24 - Purdue Grand Prix Foundation

    ​Saturday and Sunday Activities

    Come visit the Purdue Grand Prix Foundation and find out more about "The Greatest Spectacle in College Racing".  After visiting our mobile museum, take your picture with some vintage karts.  Then see how much you've learned at Grand Prix Trivia, or race around our mini track on a tricycle.

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    Site 25 - Student Sustainability Council

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    The Student Sustainability Council will have crafts, games and activities to get you thinking about sustainability in your everyday life. Also come by for some tasty snacks and beverages!

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    ​Site 26 - Purdue Athletics

    ​Saturday and Sunday Activities

    The Purdue Athletics tent will have new 2015 football posters, spring sports posters, fun giveaways, opportunities to dress like a football player, star in your own Purdue baseball card, and run practice drills! We'll also provide season ticket, group, and mini-plan information along with information on our Boilermaker Kids Club! 

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    Site 27 - Honors College

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    Want to learn how each drop of water impacts the world or come play with us at our "make me laugh" station and power pose game? We will have super hero face painting, dress up stations, and plenty of fun for all! Our Honors College students have spent the spring semester designing projects for the local community related to the themes from their Evolution of Ideas honors course. Come check out what they’ve been up to while also learning more about the Honors College mission.​

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    Site 28 - Muslim Student Association

    ​Saturday and Sunday Activities

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

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    Site 29 - College of Technology

    ​Saturday and Sunday Activities

    Saturday Only: Come join the College of Technology for a day filled with fun activities for your kids.  Guests will have the opportunity to build wooden lanterns while learning how materials used are measured and cut on a mass scale.  Ever wonder what construction workers are looking at through the tripod?  Then step-right-up and learn to use state-of-the-art land surveying equipment taught in our Building Construction Management courses.  Think you can power a lightbulb by using a bike?  Take the challenge - pedal and generate their own electricity!   

    Sunday Only: Tech Talks (10 AM - 3 PM)
    Come listen to short presentations from College of Technology faculty and industry partners.  **Cookies & Punch served at Noon (sponsored by the Purdue Technology Alumni Board)


     

    Site 30 - Krannert School of Management

      Saturday Activities Only

      Come check out the Krannert School of Management's tent! Through their adventure, children will learn business basics from students in many of Krannert's clubs. It's a chance to learn and have fun at the same time...a great combination!

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    Purdue Pagan Academic Network

    ​Sunday Activities Only
    Celebrate Spring! See how the pagans do it. We'll have a traditional Beltane maypole set up for dancing around throughout the day, as well as ring toss, prizes, and an info booth where you can ask us questions and find out about our club happenings. We'll also be selling home-made incenses, essential oils, and other magical workings to help you welcome Spring at home! All are welcome, no matter your path.   
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    Site 31 - Purdue Galleries

    ​Saturday Activities Only

    Purdue Galleries presents a hands-on activity on the Memorial Mall.

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    Site 32 - College of Liberal Arts

      Saturday Activities Only

      Learn more about the College of Liberal Arts and how our faculty, students, and alumni THINK BROADLY and LEAD BOLDLY. Be sure the visit the CLA program tables below:

      Department of Anthropolgy - Play games with the Anthropology Department and the Anthropology Graduate Student Organization - Archeology Jeopardy, Dictionary from the Hat, and "Put the Tail on the Donkey" (hint, it involves fake parasites). Enjoy your time while you learn about Anthropology.

      Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts (Interior Design: ASID/IIDA) - The Interior Design program will give you a chance to participate in solving problems related to people's physical environment and interior spaces. Get a chance to design your dream kitchen, participate in design trivia, and help save people from a burning building with the chance to win prizes.

      School of Interdisciplinary Studies (American Studies) - "Knit the University" in American Studies. Add your own unique elements to a body knit structure that represents the multiple elements of Purdue. Create or write something to attach to the structure.

      Brian Lamb School of Communication (Fast Track) - Fast Track is a weekly, 30-minute news program produced by students in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue. Young visitors to the tent will step onto the set of a television news program and be interviewed on TV by a student journalist.

      School of Languages and Cultures - Explore the languages taught at Purdue with a visit to the School of Languages and Cultures table.

      School of Languages and Cultures (Calligraphy Club) - What does your name look like in Chinese? The Chinese Calligraphy Club will provide beautiful name translation and henna tattoos.

      Department of English (Creative Writing) - The Sycamore Review is a quarterly literary magazine that sponsors the Looseleaf Writing Workshop Series for the greater Lafayette community. Come read poems about bugs, or write one. Be sure to get your free Looseleaf bookmark too!

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    Site 33 - College of Education

    Saturday Activities Only

    Stop by the College of Education tent to show off your mad skills with our math and word games...or get your face painted by our teachers-in-training.  It's more fun than recess!

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    Purdue College of Education​

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    More to come!!!!

    Site 34 - Purdue Pandemonium

    Site 35 - College of Pharmacy


      Saturday Activities Only
      We will have games and activities such as pill counting, candy or medication, a compounding activity, and a free blood pressure screening.