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April springs return of Science Trek 2012 for third and fifth graders set April 13

Posted March 7, 2012

Idaho State University and the Idaho Museum of Natural History will present a night of scientific exploration with Science Trek 2012 on Friday, April 13, at the Museum.

The overnight, sleep-at-the-museum experience will allow children in third through the fifth grades to learn about the frontiers of science. The workshop-style Science Trek Adventures include hands-on activities and live science presentations, experiments and demonstrations.

Children will have the thrill of an overnight stay at the museum with the saber-tooth cat, the Columbian mammoth, and the International Space Station, among other rare and unique museum exhibits. They will be allowed to choose one of a variety of science workshops to explore the often-unseen wonders of microbiology, paleontology, physics, engineering and botany, among other fields of science. The event will also include a movie and a midnight pizza party.

Pre-registration for Science Trek 2012 is required. The cost to attend is $37 per child. Registration deadline is March 28 and there is no registration at the door. For registration forms and specific, important information necessary to prepare registered children to attend the overnight event visit http://imnh.isu.edu. For additional information or questions contact Rebecca A. Thorne-Ferrel at 282-2195, or by emailing her at thorrebe@isu.edu. Registered participants can check-in for the event starting at 6 p.m. on April 13.

The museum is seeking additional private and business sponsorships of children for the event. Contact Rebecca A. Thorne-Ferrel for more information.