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May 5: First Saturday Science: MN Soil and Water

First Saturday Science is a program designed by Metropolitan State University’s Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES) for community children of all ages to expand their exposure to science. Once a month, students are guided through an exploration of a specific field of inquiry in a hands-on laboratory.

May’s First Saturday Science session will be held from noon to 2 p.m. May 5 in rooms 114 and 116 at the Jason R. Carter Science Education Center, 664 East Sixth Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55106.

This month’s theme is Minnesota soil and water. Soil is more than just dirt that sticks to the bottom of your shoe. Soil and water are capable of supporting plant life and are vital to life on Earth. Learn how important water and soil are to life on Earth, as well as its many amazing uses and properties.

The goal of this program is to demonstrate the accessibility of science: that it is for everyone to discover and experience and that it encompasses many diverse and realistic options for future careers.

No RSVP needed. The event is free for kids of all ages (youth under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Science students acquire hands-on experience with new equipment accessory

FTIR-1Metropolitan State’s Natural Science Department has acquired a new equipment accessory that allows students and staff to more easily prepare samples for analyzing in an FTIR Spectrometer—an instrument used by chemists to identify substances.

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