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. Registration opens July 25.
Field Trip Science: Cartoon Guide to Energy
11 am Sunday, August 21
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.
Field Trip Science: DNA Discovery
11 am Sunday, Sept. 18
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
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.
Join fellow Jayhawks for an evening of beer and science with the KU Natural History Museum and the KU Alumni Association. We're hitting the road to visit brewing companies in Hays, Denver and Omaha in mid July. Learn about the role of microbes in the beer you drink and create your own microbial art for a museum exhibit. Brewers will talk about the craft of brewing. Beer samples and appetizers provided.
The cost to attend is $15 for Alumni Association members and $20 for non-members. Presidents Club members are invited to attend at no charge. Reserve your seat through the Alumni Association for Hays, Denver or Omaha.