Learn Something New Daily with SUNY-ESF at the State Fair
August 25 through September 5, 2005
SYRACUSE, N.Y. Make paper, sample liquid nitrogen ice cream, see a boat run on solar power, make a birdfeeder, or design a bug. These are just a few of the things you can do and learn at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s exhibit at the New York State Fair Aug. 25 through Sept. 5.
The college will be at the fair daily with different activities, exhibits and demonstrations for visitors of all ages from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the ESF tent located in the New York State Parks at the State Fair area in front of the Horticulture Building.
The schedule of events is as follows:
Thursday, August 25 & Friday, August 26 From Molecules to Ecosystems
The Faculty of Environmental and Forest Biology will have information, exhibits, hands-on materials and answers to fair-goers’ questions on interest areas including biotechnology, aquatic and fisheries science, chemical ecology, conservation biology, environmental biology, entomology, forest health, natural history and interpretation, wetlands systems and wildlife science.
Saturday, August 27 & Sunday, August 28 Solar Boating
See the solar-powered boat made by ESF engineering students and taken to a national competition. Learn about the boat and the competition from the Faculty of Environmental Resources and Forest Engineering. Live demonstrations in the pond at noon and 3 p.m. both days.
Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30 Make Your Own Paper
Learn how to make hand-made paper with ESF’s Faculty of Paper Science and Engineering.
Wednesday, August 31 Into the Woods
Take this opportunity to learn about the college’s 25,000 acres of forest land in New York and how they are used, see demonstrations of tree measurement tools, see a range of research activities and instruction programs and ask questions of our experts.
Thursday, September 1 The Wonders of Chemistry
Kids can learn the science behind liquid nitrogen ice cream and slime with ESF’s Faculty of Chemistry. Learn how chemistry is helping humans understand the environment and developing products for the 21st century.
Friday, September 2 Forest for the Trees
Learn about trees commonly found in New York State and about the Forest and Natural Resources Management program at ESF. Spruce and pine tree seedlings available along with information about planting.
Saturday, September 3; Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5 Carnival
Take a break from the hubbub of the fair and bring the kids over for some environmentally themed activities.
ESF’s exhibit is made possible through a cooperative agreement with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
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Release No. 5, 8/8/05