Pollination Buzz, Dizzying Demonstrations: Science Saturday

For its March Science Saturday, the Gillespie Museum will host a range of activities for young scientists in two disciplines, Environmental Studies and Physics. The hands-on workshops will be held from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. In the Rinker Environmental Learning Center, adjacent to the Museum, learning stations will offer demonstrations and some planting in the pollinator garden, created by students in Professor Rebecca Watts’ junior seminar on environmental communication. In Sage Science Center, Professor Kevin Riggs and students from the Society of Physics Students (SPS) will offer a dazzling display of physics experiments from the very cold liquid nitrogen to the very hot flame tube!

Scientists and their families are asked to start at the Gillespie Museum, 234 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Museum guides will lead visitors to activities at both sites. The Gillespie’s collection and earth science displays will also be open for informal tours. For more information: Gillespie Museum, 386.822.7330; gillespiemuseum@stetson.edu.