Broward and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) are observing Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Friday, February 1st 2018. FIU is hosting multiple interactive events for children age 8-18 on campus and CASE will be headlining a few of these events.
“Bringing the farthest galaxies to South Florida”
Hosted by Dr. James Webb and the Department of Physics, children will be able to visit the Stocker AstroScience Center, a fully equipped, modern observatory and research center. This session will last 45 minutes and will take place at 9 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 3 pm.
“Agroecology Family Circus”
This activity aims to introduce participants to the world of pollinators and agroecology. It incorporates three short activities that engage participants in different tasks/experiences about the role of bees in our world, how they can create gardens out of recycled materials and the diversity of insects. This session will last 30 minutes and will take place at 11am and 2:30 pm.
“Forensic Scientists against crime at FIU”
Hosted by the International Forensic Research Institute, children will be given the chance to solve a crime. Activities will include an overview of crime scene investigation, identifying different types of physical evidence, fingerprint analysis and DNA. This session will last 30 minutes and will take place at 11 am and 2:30 pm.
“Discover the Everglades”
This activity will incorporate a game that engages kids to learn about how changes in water availability in the Everglades influence fish survival, growth, movement and habitat use (CAST Game). In addition, graduate students will explain the importance of the Everglades for our every-day lives through maps and visual components. This session will last 30 minutes and will take place at 1 pm and 1:30 pm.
“Getting to know instruments”
FIU Music education students will introduce the students to the instrument families and give them a chance to try them out. We will also learn songs using the instrument we all have – our voices! This session will last 50 minutes and take place only once, at 10 am.
“Marine Science Explortaion” (BBC)
Hosted by the School of Environments, Arts and Society, children will be given a short presentation on “Our unsung heroes of the sea,” our invertebrates from Biscayne Bay. Children will then be encouraged to get up close and personal with some of the marine invertebrates including sea urchins, crabs, snails and more in a touch tank. Additionally, the team will have virtual reality goggles, a microscope lab and a plankton activity. This session will last one hour and take place at 10 am and 2 pm.
Tickets and sign up sheets for the events will be distributed to parents in January 2019 – stay tuned for more information.