Spring Fest 2016 Activities





Site Number

  1. Information Tent​
  2. Purdue Fencing Club
  3. Bug Bowl: "Insect games and insects as food"
  4. College of Agriculture
  5. Bug Bowl: Insects from Around the World
  6. Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 
  7. Boiler Barnyard - Department of Animal Sciences
  8. Bug Bowl: Petting Zoo, Roach Races, Insect Art, Honey Tasting and more
  9. Departments of Agronomy, Botany and Plant Pathology
  10. Department of Biological Sciences
  11. Department of Biochemistry
  12. Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  13. IU School of Medicine - West Lafayette
  14. College of Health and Human Sciences
  15. Integrative Neuroscience Center
  16. Purdue Student Health Advocates
  17. ​Department of Agriculture Economics
  18. Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
  19. Department of Food Science
  20. Horticulture Show - Horticulture Society
  21. College of Veterinary Medicine
  22. Bike Parking and Bike Tour Start
  23. Fire Sculpture Installation
  24. Bug Bowl: Cricket Spitting - Entomology
  25. Muslim Student Association
  26. College of Science (Saturday); PULSe: Science in Schools (Sunday)
  27. College of Liberal Arts
  28. Honors College
  29. Krannert School of Management
  30. Purdue Polytechnic Institute
  31. Purdue Grand Prix Foundation
  32. Purdue Engineering Student Council​
  33. Krannert Minute Business Challenge (PMU 118)

 

 

    Site 1 - Information Tent

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

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    ​Site 2 - Purdue Fencing Club

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    With the help of the Purdue Fencing Club, try your hand at "Bunny Fencing."  Children, with their parents'/guardians' permission, participate in fencing. The kids (and any other interested participant) dress up in a fencing jacket and mask and use a fencing sabre. Balloons are attached to either side of the mask, and participants try to pop both their opponents balloons first! It's a great opportunity to experience a new sport, have a fun photo op, and defeat your child (or not) in a duel, all in a safe environment!


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    Site 3 - Bug Bowl: tent features "Insect games, Insects as Food" and more (Dept. of Entomology)

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    Please join the Purdue Department of Entomology for the 25th Annual Bug Bowl! Preschoolers through retirees take part in hands-on insect activities and exhibits. Play insect games, dine on insects as food, pet a tarantula, and spit a cricket!


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    Site 4 - College of Agriculture

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    Come join many of the Purdue College of Agriculture's clubs and groups for some fun activities. You can make some fun arts and crafts and learn how you can be in 4-H. Tasty food and T-shirts will be for sale. Test your knowledge of the world through our global trivia questions.  Taste some free internation cuisine while you learn about numerous study abroad opportunities. Springfest visitors will learn more about the educational opportunities offered through 4-H in all of Indiana's ninety-two counties.  Educational programs are available in approximately sixty subject matter areas and a variety of statewide events and activities. Purdue Collegiate 4-H members will host activities from the recent National Youth Science Day, helping participants learn some basic science concepts while having fun! Children will learn what a corn ear looks like. They will be exposed to interesting facts about what corn is used for and other corn trivia.


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    Site 5 - Insects From Around the World (Dept of Entomology) 

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    The Department of Entomology offers a variety of insect-related activities that reinforce the importance of insects in the enviroment. An awesome insect collection is inside Pfendler Hall.  


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    Site 6 - Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    Come visit the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture tent for face painting, scavenger hunts, putt-putt, coloring contest and do your own plant necklace! Our Student Farm will be selling vegetables and herbs. We will have popcorn, prizes, posters, and a Vertical Aquaponics System Display with LED lighting. Lots of fun to be had for everyone!


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    Site 7 - ​​Boiler Barnyard - Animal Science Ambassadors

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    Animal Sciences Ambassadors host the annual Boiler Barnyard during Spring Fest. In this tent, we feature different species from the Purdue Animal Sciences Research & Education Center, as well as highlight various animal sciences clubs and their activitiues. All clubs host an educational activity. The goal of Boiler Barnyard is to educate the general public and children on the animal sciences industry. 

     

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    Site 8 - Bug Bowl: insect petting zoo, roach races, and more - Entomology 

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    The Department of Entomology offers a variety of insect-related activities that reinforce the importance of insects in the environment. The insect petting zoo, roach races, honey tasting, insect art contest, arthropod observation, and insect crafts are inside Smith Hall. 


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    Site 9 - Departments of Agronomy and Botany & Plant Pathology

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    Botany

    Take home vegetables, herbs, and flowers from the Botany Club plant sale; "What's growing on my lettuce?", an interactive activity; Place your vote for the "Community Favorite" in the Fourth Annual Plant Art Competition; "Who wants to be a plant doctor?", an interactive display; and Tour the Herbarium!

    Agronomy

    ​Learn about one of Indiana's leading commodities as you munch on popcorn and learn how it pops. Become a Combine and Make Your Own Bird Food. Make a Rainbow and Get a Tattoo. The Triangle of Life-Sand-Slit and Clay. Friend or Foe: identify invasive or native plants.


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    Site 10 - Department of Biological Sciences

    Saturday and Sunday Activities

    Visit Lilly Hall for a hands-on tidal pool with sea urchins, starfish, and sand dollars; zebrafish embryos and adult Aplysia. 


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      Site 11 - Departments of Agriculture, Biochemistry, and Purdue Biochemistry Club

      Saturday and Sunday Activities

      Have fun with science! Join us all day for the chance to make your own, colorful lava lamp, a bracelet with color-changing beads, see exciting chemistry demonstrations and more! Teachers, come to get great ideas for classroom demos and activities! All ages are welcome!

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      Site 12 - Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

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      Visit the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering for activities related to all the different aspects of our department's work. Try out miniature excavators, find out how to prevent soil erosion, and see if you can design a waterproof package for a cookie. The ABE tent will also feature popcorn and balloons. 


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        Site 13 - Indiana University School of Medicine - West Lafayette

        Saturday Activities only

        Medical Quest:

        Come try interactive hands on activities in the Evil Microbe Game! Come hold a human brain and learn about the circulatory, skeletal, digestive, and immune systems. This new wisdom will help you defeat the evil microbes. First-year medical students from the Indiana University School of Medicine - West Lafayette will guide your quest to successfully conquer the evil microbes. 


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        Site 14 - College of Health and Human Sciences

        Saturday Activities only

        Ismail Center - Health and Kinesiology

        Obstacle Course

        Find your way through an obstacle course with health and kinesiology students.

        National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association

        Come for camping and fishing games with prizes with students studying speech, language, and hearing sciences.

        Nursing:

        How Strong Are You?

        Come to the Nursing Center for Family Health and test the strength of your grip. Testing your hand grip may get you a sticky hand. 

        Hard Working Heart!

        The faster you move the faster your heart pumps. See your heart rate at rest and see your heart rate after jumping. Listen to your heart and take care of your heart. 

        Nutrition Science:

        Healthy and Tasty

        ​Come for the games and the food! Nutrition Science students will show you how healthy snacks and tasty snacks can be the same thing. There will be games and snacks for you in the demonstration kitchen. LYLE 1151. 

        ​Public Health Student Association:

        Jump, Plant, and Paint

        The Public Health Student Association will teach healthy eating and provide jumping games for visitors. Face painting will also be available. 

        Purdue Audiology Student Organization:

        An Earful of Fun


        The Purdue Audiology Student Organization is offering you an ear-full of fun! See what the inside of an ear looks like, color an expandable ear, and search for hidden objects you should NOT putin your ears. Play some fun "instruments" and experiment with sound! You may even get a drawing of yourself wearing animal ears! Yummy treats will be provided.


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          Site 15 - 
          Integrative Neuroscience Center

          Saturday Activities Only

          ​Neuroscience is a term that applies broadly to the study of the nervous system. Join us to learn about the development of the nervous system (or at least the eyes and the brain!), stimulation, and testing of yours (memory games!).


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            Site 16 - Purdue Student Health Advocates

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            Site 17 - The Department of Agriculture Economics

            Saturday Activities only

              Visit the Department of Agricultural Economics tent to learn economics in a fun way and color a t-shirt! Play games and participate in hands-on activities to learn how people make decisions. Game and activities include: "How Much is that Pet?", "Rolling for Resources", "Marketing Match Game", and color a "FREE" souvenir t-shirt!​

               

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            Site 18 - The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR)

            Saturday Activities Only

              Visit the FNR tent to experience live reptiles, amphibians and fish, courtesy of The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society. While at their booths, the little ones can learn about animals and try their hand at fishing. Learn about tree identification and grafting from the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources.

              Visitors can use their painting skills to decorate a rain barrel while learning about stewardship from the International Association for Society & Natural Resources.

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            Site 19 - Department of Food Science

            Saturday Activities Only

              Ever wonder how ice cream is made? Or how gummy worms are just so gooey? Or why popcorn POPS?! In the Food Science building you'll not only find answers to these questions but you'll also find soft serve ice cream and popcorn being served out of our pilot plant with yummy toppings to put on top. Our portable canner will be out making canned piggy banks, that'll need a lat more than a hammer to get open! Also, our food science students will be demonstrating how your own sensory perception can foold you, while also answering any questoin you have about good science! Be sure to stop by Nelson (Food Science Building) for some yummy science!

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            Site 20 - Horticulture Show - Purdue Horticulture Society

            ​Saturday and Sunday Activities

              The Purdue Horticultural Society presents its 102nd annual Horticultural Show. This yea'rs theme entitled "Let it Grow" will feature Dr. Seuss inspired whimsical gardening. Make sure to stop by for the plant sale if you're shopping for trees, perennials, or bedding plants. We will also have a children's booth within our landscape.The plant sale is from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


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            Site 21 - College of Veterinary Medicine

            ​Saturday Activities only

              The College of Veterinary Medicine is participating in Spring Fest on Saturday, April 16th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM with events all around the Lynn Hall complex. Events include a live spay demonstration, equine treadmill demonstration, tours of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a petting zoo, exotic animal displays, a teddy bear suture cinic, and many students displays throughout the college. 
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            Site 22 - Bike Parking and Bike Tour Start

            Saturday and Sunday Activities

              2016 is the year of the bicycle at Purdue Spring Fest. Ride your bike to Spring Fest and park in the monitored lot near Marsteller and Ag Mall Drive. In addition, visitors can meet at this location for a short, guided bicycle tour of Spring Fest and the surrounding areas on Purdue’s campus. Riders of all skill levels are welcome, and adult bikes will be available for those who want to tour but didn’t bring their own. 

             

            Site 23 - Fire Sculptures Installation

            Saturday and Sunday Activities

              Danish artist Nina Hole's team will be constructing one of her signature "Fire Sculptures" outside of Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. The construction process ends with a three-day burn and a sculpture unveiling scheduled to take place the evening of Saturday, April 16th.

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            Site 24 - Bug Bowl - Cricket Spitting - Entomology 

            ​Saturday and Sunday Activities

              The Department of Entomology offers a variety of insect-related activities that reinforce the importance of insects in the environment. This site is on the Purdue Memorial Mall and features cricket spitting.

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            Site 25 - Muslim Student Association

            Saturday and Sunday Activities

              Visit the Muslim Student Association to learn more about Islam, have your name written in beautiful Arabic Calligraphy, get a Henna tattoo, try on a hijab, and enjoy some Arabic sweets/food!

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            ​Site 26 - College of Science (Saturday) and PULSe Science in Schools (Sunday)

            ​Saturday and Sunday Activities

              Saturday: See science come to life through hands-on activities! Dig up fossils; try your hand at a mathematical puzzle; answer science trivia questions to win cool prices; learn about tornadoes, earthquakes, and planets. All of this and more in the College of Science tent! Sunday: PULSe is the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Sciences graduate program. On Sunday, April 17th, we invite children and their parents to participate in interactive demonstrations and fun hands-on experiments that illustrate how biology, chemistry, and physics impact everyday life. Dress like a scientist while learning about recent discoveries in the life sciences. Learn how lava lamps work and make one to take home. Come visit us on the Memorial Mall to see why we’re excited about science!

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            Site 27 - College of Liberal Arts

            Saturday Activities only

              Explore the world of Liberal Arts at Purdue and how our faculty, students, and alumni THINK BROADLY and LEAD BOLDLY.

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              Site 28 - Honors College

              ​Saturday Activities only

                See highlights from Spring classes and interdisciplinary activities.


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              Site 29 - Krannert School of Management

              ​Saturday Activities only

                Come check out the Krannert School of Management's tent! Through their adventure, children will learn business basics from students in many of Krannert's clubs.

                 

                Site 30 - Purdue Polytechnic Institute

                Saturday Activities only


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                Site 31 - Purdue Grand Prix Foundation

                ​Saturday Activities only

                  Come visit the Purdue Grand Prix Foundation and find out more about "The Greatest Spectacle in College Racing". Take your picture with some vintage karts. Then see how much you've learned at Grand Prix Trivia, or race around our mini track on a tricycle.

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                Site 32 - Purdue Engineering Student Council

                Saturday Activities only

                The Purdue Engineering Student Council (PESC) will be hosting engineering organizations to put on fun learning activities for children! Along with this, PESC will be giving out free food and free balloon hats!


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                Site 33 - Krannert Minute Business Challenge (PMU 118)​​

                Saturday Activities Only

                  ​​Test your problem solving skills with the Krannert Minute Business Challenge! Participants of all ages will create innovative solutions to real world problems with the help of Krannert Undergraduates and briefly present their ideas to a panel of Krannert Faculty and Students. This event was held for the first time last year and was listed one of the Journal & Courier’s “Top 5 Things to do at Springfest”!​


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