In February, sixty 4th and 5th graders joined the ShowMe Nature GK-12 program for the last of our GK-12 Science Safari research immersion series.
Students explored the ways that animals use tools to collect food, modeled human impacts on watersheds, extracted DNA from plants, mapped an archeological discovery, and so much more! Twenty faculty and graduate students joined the students for lunch and, during 10 minute activities, immersed the students in their diverse research interests, including neuroscience, entomology, plant biology and anthropology. Students were inspired to see themselves as scientists, fellows exhibited remarkable teaching through authentic research experiences, and faculty and graduate students shared their contagious enthusiasm for their science.
Congratulations to all involved for contributing to the great success of these and all past Science Safari events!