Fascination of Plants Day

  • May 19, 2018
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Date:  Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 10am - 3pm 
LocationAtrium - Molecular Plant Sciences Building

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

  • Experience hands-on activities: on seed growth, what ingredients plants need to develop, and how they defend when attacked;
  • Learn about plant benefits, beyond food: plant medicinal properties and plant-based industrial products;
  • Discover the plant scientist’s lab toolkit: GMOs, and how DNA works in plants;
  • Meet MSU researchers: and learn about the exciting science that goes on at MSU.

The 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.). The event will take place alongside hundreds of others worldwide.