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Science Kitchen

Sign-up to Volunteer with the Science Kitchen: VOLUNTEER SURVEY LINK

Teacher Requests for Visits – Please E-mail: sciencekitchen@uwyo.edu

Funded by the Ellbogen Foundation

Prairie and Aquatic Biodiversity, July 8-9 (6th-8th graders)

To register, contact: Annie Bergman, Ph.D.
WY INBRE Student Program Director
abergman@uwyo.edu
307-399-3845

Prairie and Aquatic Biodiversity
Ages: rising 6-8th grade
July 8-9, 2019 8 am–1 pm
Cost: $20, sibling $15 with registration

Drop off/Pickup at Territorial Prison & State Historic Site Join us for a more advanced exploration of the birds, insects, aquatic critters, and plants of the Territorial Park. We will use Bio-cubes to collect data on what is on and under the surface of the prairie and river for the citizen science network. We will make our own plant presses for preparing our samples for the art of cyanoprinting. Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities – Monday you will need shorts and water shoes or old tennis shoes – no Crocs or flip flops either day. Bring a snack, lunch, water bottle, hat, and sunscreen. All materials will be provided. Leaders: Annie Bergman, Nic Blouin, Bonnie Heidel, Michelle Visser, and Lea Bergman

Prairie and Aquatic Biodiversity for Elementary School, July 15-17 (Ages 7-9)

To register, contact: Annie Bergman, Ph.D.
WY INBRE Student Program Director
abergman@uwyo.edu
307-399-3845

Ages 7-9 years
July 15-17, 2019 8 am–1 pm
Cost: $30, sibling $20 with registration

Drop off/Pickup at Territorial Prison & State Historic Site Come explore what lives in the prairie and river. Tuesday, step into the Laramie River with our aquatic nets to sample and observe the aquatic critters and measure water chemistry. We will be playing outdoor games and creating nature art, especially cyanoprints. Please dress for outdoor activities – no open-toed shoes. Tuesday, you will need shorts or swimsuit and water shoes or old tennis shoes (no Crocs or flip flops). Bring a snack, lunch, water bottle, hat, and sunscreen. All materials will be provided. Leaders: Annie Bergman, Nic Blouin, Bonnie Heidel, Lea Bergman and TA: Eli Jones

Super Soil Scientists, July 22-25 (6th-8th graders)

To register, contact: Annie Bergman, Ph.D.
WY INBRE Student Program Director
abergman@uwyo.edu
307-399-3845

July 22-25, 2019
Ages: Rising 6-8th grade 9 am – 1 pm
Cost $20
Location details provided upon registration. Class size limited.

Get down and dirty and explore the amazing world that lives beneath our feet! We will be in the field with our soil kit, collecting chemical and physical data and observing the critters that live in the soil. Then we will be in the Microbial Ecology and Engineering Outreach labs processing our soil samples, observing our smaller microbial critters, and learning how soil algae, 3D-printing, microfluidics and microfabrication help research scientists study biomedical engineering. Team Leaders: Pete Stahl, Ph.D., John Oakey, Ph.D., Annie Bergman, Ph.D., Andy Pannell, Lea Bergman, Ericka Chorniak and Guihe Liocks and gullies. There are cactus and loose rocks, so wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes for hiking. Bring a snack, water bottle, lunch, hat, sunscreen and rain jacket. Leader: Dr. Kelli Trujillo, paleontologist, LCCC with Annie Bergman and Lea Bergman, UW

Snowy Range Geology Hike, Aug. 8 (6th-8th graders)

To register, contact: Annie Bergman, Ph.D.
WY INBRE Student Program Director
abergman@uwyo.edu
307-399-3845

Thursday August 8, 2019
Ages: rising 6th-8th grade
8 am-4 pm
Cost: $15 with registration Drop off/Pickup at Territorial Prison & State Historic Site

Explore the rocks and fossils of ancient Wyoming in the Snowies. We will look at rocks that show some of Wyoming’s Proterozoic history, around 2.2-1.8 billion years ago, including world-class examples of 2 billion year old fossils in the Valley of the Stromatolites. Be prepared to hike 3-4 miles; elevation is above 9,000’ for all of it, and some at 10,000’. Please dress for the outdoors, and bring a small pack with snacks, lunch, two 1-liter water bottles, hat, light jacket, and sunscreen. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes for hiking. Leader: Dr. Kelli Trujillo, paleontologist, LCCC and Michelle Visser, Mindful Evolution

Paleontology Family Outing to the Allen L. Cook Spring Creek Preserve

To register, contact: Annie Bergman, Ph.D.
WY INBRE Student Program Director
abergman@uwyo.edu
307-399-3845

FREE but registration required
Group size is limited
Meet at 7:40 am at Sports Locker parking lot (3rd St. near Harney bridge)
High-clearance vehicles ONLY on Preserve site.

Load up at 8 am to carpool and drive about an hour to the site. We will return to town by 2-3 pm depending on the weather. We will explore some of the Mesozoic fossil resources of the Preserve, including marine invertebrates and dinosaurs. Participants will learn about the geologic history of the area, how to find and identify fossils, and will prospect for fossils on the surface. All fossils must stay on the Preserve. The hike is about a mile all total, so not far. If the weather holds we can go to other areas on the preserve and look for ammonites and shark teeth, or fish fossils. The terrain is rugged, with exposed rocks and gullies. There are cactus and loose rocks, so wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes for hiking. Bring a snack, water bottle, lunch, hat, sunscreen and rain jacket. Leader: Dr. Kelli Trujillo, paleontologist, LCCC with Annie Bergman and Lea Bergman, UW

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Welcome to the Science Kitchen!

The UW Department of Physics and Astronomy and Wyoming NASA Space Grant have launched the Science Kitchen! In the Science Kitchen K-12 students and teachers can build, create, and explore scientific ideas through interactive experiments and group work.  The Science Kitchen is a center for introducing students to physical sciences through hands-on exploration and problem solving.

Bring students to the University of Wyoming campus and Science Kitchen for campus STEM visits!

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Invite the Science Kitchen to your classroom for in-person and/or virtual visits from UW and NASA-funded scientists.

Please contact us for more information:

Phone: 307-772-4278

E-mail: sciencekitchen@uwyo.edu

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