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Scientist in the Spotlight: Fab Fungi and Energy

Join us on Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fun for all ages!

Energy/Time=Power

Every day we access vast amounts of energy to do our bidding from lighting our homes to powering our cars. Join Steve Schreiber, with our Nuclear Process Infrastructure organization, as he guides you through the wide-ranging resources we tap, their relative energy density, and how we might be able to squeeze more work from them. Through hands-on (and even nose-on) activities expand your appreciation of how we creatively obtain the energy we want and need.

Fabulous Fungi

Join Renee Johansen, with the Lab’s Bioenergy and Biome Science group, while she shares information on the strange world of fungi. Behaving differently from animals or even plants, what you typically see of them above the ground or outside of their host only tells part of the story. Have fun as she offers up their many shapes and microscopic features, and shares the role they play in our planet’s carbon cycle.

Scientist in the SpotlightJoin us every second Saturday of the month for Scientist in the Spotlight, a program featuring scientists that have been certified for public outreach through the museum’s Scientist Ambassador Academy. These scientists will be in the Museum to talk with visitors for a couple of hours about their favorite science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) subject. Conversations are intended for all ages and include interactive hands-on activities that make learning easy and fun. Learn more about the Scientist Ambassador academy.