Looking for something to stimulate the kidsâ€™ minds while keeping them busy during the school break? Consider 4-H Science Days, held at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, 121 Second St. Oriskany on April 8 â€“ 10 from 9:00 a.m. â€“ 3:00 p.m. Here is what we have in store for you:
April 8â€“ Milk the goats and gather the eggs needed to make your lunch of cheese stuffed shells. You will be making cheese with Susan Sady of Susanâ€™s Cooking School. In the afternoon the animals arrive. Meet our local celebrity â€œJackâ€ the top Italian Greyhound from the Westminster Dog Show. Finally, the Utica Zoo will visit and we will learn how the amount of daylight and the temperature influence native animals as well as native plants.
April 9â€“ Start the day with Laura Weiser-Erlandson our guest speaker from the Utica Marsh Conservancy. Then build a robot to clean up an environmental disaster that is threatening the marsh. Come learn about carnivorous plants, sundews, pitcher plants, and the famous Venus Flytrap. Plus, enter a free raffle for a chance to bring home your own carnivorous plant pet!
April 10-This class is so â€œTop Secretâ€ that the instructors, Department of Defense Scientists from Rome Lab, wonâ€™t even tell us what they are going to do. Shhhh ... our sources say â€œBANG, ZOOM, FIZZ, SPARK, POP, OOZE, SMOKE, HISS and GURGLEâ€! Dress for the weather.
Science Days is for youth Grades 3-6. The cost is $20 per day for enrolled members of Oneida County 4-H ($55.00 for all three days) and $25 per day for the general public ($70.00 for all three days). Lunch, healthy snack, juice, water, and milk are included in registration fee. Registration is limited to 25 students per class so do not delay. Register online http://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Science Days_230. If you have any questions please call Jeanette at 315-736-3394 x 108.