MSU hosts second annual Fascination of Plants Day
- May 1, 2018
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MSU plant scientist Anna-Sophie Bohrer shows the process of DNA extraction to a fascinated child. Photo by Britta Hamberger.
The second annual “Fascination of Plants Day@MSU” will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Molecular Plant Sciences Building atrium on the MSU campus.
The public is invited to explore the world of plants, enjoy family-friendly activities and meet MSU researchers at one of the world's best plant science institutions. Attendees will:
- Experience hands-on activities related to seed growth, what ingredients plants need to develop and how they defend themselves when attacked;
- Learn about plant benefits beyond food such as plant medicinal properties and plant-based industrial products;
- Discover the plant scientist’s lab toolkit, which includes genetically modified organisms or GMOs, and how DNA works in plants; and
- Meet MSU researchers to learn about the exciting science that goes on at MSU.
Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) is a worldwide event promoted by the European Plant Science Organization. It aims to get the public enthused about the importance of plant science on their day-to-day lives (agriculture, pharmaceuticals, etc.). The MSU event will take place alongside hundreds of others worldwide.
Banner image: Fascination of Plant Day will host many different plant-related exhibits. Activities such as "Guess the Smell" will feature different plants and herbs for attendees to investigate. Photo by Britta Hamberger.