Fascination of Plants Day 2019

  • May 18, 2019
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Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 11am - 6pm
Locations: MSU Broad Art Lab (565 E Grand River Ave, E. Lansing, MI 48823) and Children's Art Activity Area at the East Lansing Art Festival.

The public is invited to explore the amazing world of plants, enjoy family-friendly activities, and meet researchers and artists at one of the world's best plant science institutions. Attendees will:

  • Experience hands-on science and art activities: extract DNA from strawberries, manipulate plant 3D images in Virtual Reality, create cyanotypes of beautiful microscopic structures
  • Learn about the many benefits of plants: bioenergy crops station and plant-based industrial products
  • Discover the plant scientist’s lab toolkit: microscopes, measuring instruments, GMOs and plant DNA
  • Meet MSU researchers: and learn about the exciting science that goes on at MSU.

Fascination of Plants Day is a worldwide event promoted by the European Plant Science Organization. It aims to get the public enthused about the importance of plant science on their day-to-day lives (agriculture, pharmaceuticals, etc.). Fascination of Plants Day @ MSU: Arts Go Green will take place alongside hundreds of others worldwide.