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The Student News Site of California State University, Stanislaus

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Third Annual Science Day:

Countless area residents came out to California State University, Stanislaus Saturday to enjoy the Third Annual Science Day. Students, children and parents alike bounced around from room to room, exploring exhibits featuring experiments, animals and numerous activities.
“It is important to make stronger bonds throughout the community,” Dr. Marina Gerson, Professor of Biology, said. She stated that one of the goals of Science Day was to show the community what’s happening on campus and what CSU Stanislaus has to offer.
A brochure from Science Day had a list of the activities going on throughout the day. A smaller booklet was also given out to help kids keep track of how many exhibits they had participated in. Once they were finished touring Science Day, they were able to pick out a prize from the Information Table.
In Nora and Hashem Naraghi Hall, activities like Rocks and Minerals gave everyone a chance to see and learn different types of rocks and minerals that make up the Earth.
“It was cool to see the effects of electricity,” Oliver Boze, a fourth grader attending Science Day, said of the Light Waves activity room. “I liked the animal science, too.”
Meanwhile, outside of Naraghi Hall, Jefferson the tortoise drew a large crowd. Others visited the Greenhouse activity to plant fruits, vegetables and flowers, and still more attendees took a little stroll out to the Trans California Pathway for a fun walk on the edge of campus. The Pathway walk was one of the many new additions to Science Day.
In the newly remodeled Science 1 Building, activities like Basic Body Functions gave visitors a chance to see mannequins that are manipulated by an operator to give nursing students a realistic idea of scenarios that may occur in the field. Students were even able to check the pulse and ask the mannequin questions, like they might with an actual patient.
The Science 1 Building also had a few guests without a pulse. In an effort to connect with the community, CSU Stanislaus worked together with students from Enochs High School who brought a Zombie Apocalypse to the bottom floor. Students at the event advertised their own Fun with Science Night that will be free at Enochs High School Mar. 5 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
A wide variety of activities kept each of the visitors busy, whether they were outside or in. Although some said there seemed to be less people this year, the addition of activities to Science Day made for a very eventful Saturday afternoon.
“Each activity had new things to learn from,” Sarah Serrano (sophomore, Chemistry) said. “It was a fun way

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