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Idaho Museum of Natural History Science Trek 2013, a night of science exploration for kids, set April 12-13

Posted March 14, 2013

Idaho State University Idaho Museum of Natural History and Idaho Public Television will present a night of scientific exploration with Science Trek 2013, which runs from 6 p.m. Friday, April 12, to 8 a.m. Saturday, 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 includes 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 exciting fields of science, technology, engineering and Mathematics.

Pre-registration for Science Trek 2013 is required. The cost to attend is $40 per child. Registration deadline is March 29 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 Kelly F. Pokorny at 282-2195, or pokokell@isu.edu. Registered participants can check-in for the event starting at 6 p.m. on April 12.

This year's event is being co-sponsored by Pocatello Police Department, Union Pacific, Pocatello Fire Department, Kiwanis International Global Volunteer Organization and Monsanto Fund.

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