Mostly Green Halloween at Gillespie Museum

October 08, 2012

Mostly Green Halloween offers creative fun for kids of all ages at Gillespie Museum, Oct. 27.

Stetson University’s Gillespie Museum will host the 4th annual “Mostly Green Halloween,” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. One of the museum’s monthly Science Saturdays, this event offers a showcase of hands-on activities and experiments demonstrating mysterious and unusual animal behaviors and plant habits to children of all ages.

This annual event gives children a moment to reflect on the curious aspects of our world without the supernatural or consumerist focus of the Halloween season. It features activities and experiments for children which demonstrate the wonders of our world through science. Many of the activities have been carefully designed by a group of Stetson students in an Introductory Biology course.

Rather than feature ghosts and goblins or sugar and candy, “Mostly Green Halloween” focuses on the wondrous aspects of our very real world through the lens of science.  Associate Biology Professor Alicia Schultheis encourages children and families to “come experience science in a fun and engaging environment.”

Everyone is welcome to explore the museum’s earth science displays and mineral collections. Admission is free. Stetson’s Gillespie Museum is located on the southeast corner of Stetson University’s DeLand campus, 234 E. Michigan Ave. For more information: (386) 822-7330, or visit www.stetson.edu/gillespie.


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