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Stanislaus’ first community Science Day ‘exceeds expectations’

Stanislaus’ first community Science Day ‘exceeds expectations’

On the grass in front of the Naraghi Hall of Science, children interacted with “Jefferson” the sulcata tortoise. At 12 years old, the tortoise was roughly the same age as many of the children, but ...

POSTED February 14, 2012 8:22 p.m.


The rock stars drawing hordes of children to California State University, Stanislaus on Saturday didn’t go by the familiar names of Bieber, Cyrus, or Jonas.

Instead, try the more geological names of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.

More than 500 children and parents turned out to CSU Stanislaus on Saturday for the university’s first-ever Science Day. Attendance at the celebration of science far exceeded expectations, planners said.

Exhibits weren’t limited to geology: attendees learned about physics, chemistry, astronomy, botany, anatomy, and biology, too, through a series of hands-on activities.

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