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Stan State hosts Science Day
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California State University Stanislaus Science Day last year drew in hundreds of visitors looking to explore the many worlds of science, including the opportunity to plant some new seedlings. - photo by Journal file photo

Stanislaus State will present its Fifth Annual Science Day free to the public today. The open-house environment will feature activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Naraghi Hall of Science, the Science 1 Building and the greenhouse. There will also be tours of the Trans California Pathway, an outdoor arboretum featuring plant communities native to a transect of California from the Central Valley to the High Sierra. With more than 20 activities available, students and their families will be provided with a “Passport to Science” booklet to track their activities throughout the day.

Organized by faculty in the College of Science with support from the Office of Service Learning, the event has drawn more than 2,000 visitors each of the past five years. Science Day was established and has been principally directed by Mark Grobner, a professor in the Department of Biology. One of the fundamental goals of the event is to expose young students to new fields of science, and especially to spark an interest in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Parking in Lot 11 is free on Science Day.