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Field Trip Science: DNA Discovery
11 am Sunday, Sept. 18

Field Trip Science: Mica, Marble, Magnetite
11 am Sunday, Oct. 16

Field Trip Science: Cartoon Guide to Energy
11 am Sunday, Nov. 13

 

 

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Adults, it's your turn to go on a field trip to the KU Natural History Museum. There's no bus, but there is a mimosa and brunch: welcome to Field Trip Science, starting in fall 2016. You'll have the chance to choose from the following field trip experiences, all of which are based on our hands-on school field trip programs offered to more than 3,000 K-12 students each year. Must be 21 to attend; pre-registration and payment required. Call 785.864.4173 to register.

Field Trip Science: DNA Discovery
11 am Sunday, Sept. 18
$12 museum members; $15 non-members
Curious about DNA?  Learn the basics of what it is and how it works by building a model, extracting your own DNA using everyday household items, and exploring simple inherited traits.

Field Trip Science: Mica, Marble, Magnetite
11 am Sunday, Oct. 16
$12 museum members; $15 non-members
Rock or mineral?  How can you tell mica from magnetite or granite from gneiss?  Learn the basics of minerals and rocks, identification techniques, and what they can tell us about the past environment of Kansas.

Field Trip Science: Cartoon Guide to Energy
11 am Sunday, Nov. 13
$12 museum members; $15 non-members
What can falling anvils and exploding TNT tell us about how energy works in the cartoon and real worlds?  Using classic cartoon scenarios, explore how fundamental forces and properties of matter build a framework for thinking about energy across its different contexts.