Evergreen’s May 27 Science Carnival Offers Student-Led Experiments, Education and Fun

(Olympia, Wash.) Workshops, demonstrations and the chance to save Humpty Dumpty will excite science fans young and old during The Evergreen State College’s 13th Annual Science Carnival and Research Exposition on Friday, May 27. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the college’s Olympia campus at 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW. The Science Carnival welcome center is in the Lab I building. The event is free and registration is not required. More information is available at evergreen.edu/events/sciencecarnival (check back close to the event date for specific presentation titles and times).

Evergreen science students will offer more than 100 presentations and activities to engage fairgoers with a broad range of science fields including astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, ecology, geology, math, physics and more. The presentations, based on student academic work and research, are designed to be participatory, hands-on, accessible, and fun. The event draws hundreds of K-12 students from around the region, including homeschoolers, as well as participants of all ages from the general community.

The “Save Humpty Dumpty” experiment, one of the more popular activities, allows children and families to build containers that could protect a raw egg from a four-story drop off the Evergreen clock tower bridge. Young scientists whose eggs stay intact will win prizes.

In addition to “Kids & Science” programs, attendees can observe more advanced presentations and demonstrations, listen to talks and view poster displays created by science students, including members of Evergreen’s award-winning Chemistry Club.

The Evergreen State College is nationally recognized for its distinctive interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts and sciences. Princeton Review, Fiske Guide and U.S. News & World Report all cite Evergreen as one of the nation’s best colleges. In fall of 2015, 28 percent of Evergreen’s degree-seeking undergraduates were enrolled in high-demand science curriculum. Info: evergreen.edu.