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Science Saturdays

Every month, PAROC hosts a FREE event where the community can come spend an hour learning about science and doing hands-on activities. Each month is a new theme so there is something for everyone! ALL ages are welcome, caregivers must attend with children. Sign up for our Science Saturdays below!

February 24th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a FREE, captivating and empowering Science Saturday event as we proudly celebrate Women in STEM at ESU!
This inclusive gathering is open to all ages, inviting families and enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the wonders of science and innovation. Registration required.
Embark on a science-themed scavenger hunt, where every discovery becomes a piece of a fascinating puzzle. Engage with distinguished professors and remarkable women in STEM at ESU as they share their inspiring stories and expertise. Enjoy our Spotlight Art Show, showcasing the incredible talented women currently making waves in STEM at ESU.
This Science Saturday is more than an event; it's a celebration of curiosity, resilience, and the limitless potential within the world of STEM. Come, be a part of this inspiring day, where everyone is welcome to explore, learn, and be inspired!

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March 30th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Register for “Wonders of the Physical World”, our upcoming Science Saturday event on March 30th, from 10am to 12pm, hosted at the Science Hall! 🚀 

Prepare to be enthralled as you embark on a journey through various stations lead by ESU professors and students, each offering a unique glimpse into different branches of science. From the mysteries of outer space to the fascinating world of chemistry, physics, and earth science, there's something for everyone to explore and discover!


Native Plant Sale

May 11th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us at the PAROC as we learn about the benefits of using native plants in our gardens and landscapes! We will provide information on the different plants and options for your space, and how these native plants will add beauty and habitat for birds, pollinators, and more!
The Kansas Grassland Heritage Foundation will be sharing their knowledge followed by a native plant sale at the PAROC.
The Native Lands Restoration Collaborative will be giving an educational talk followed by an opportunity for the community to learn more about the riparian restoration work that is going on North of the PAROC.

2-5 PM: Native Plant Sale
2-5 PM: Hands-on activities in PAROC Classroom.
2 PM: Native Plants Talk w/Native Lands Restoration Collaborative
3 & 4 PM: Basics of Native Plant Gardening
Free and open to all ages, no registration required!

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