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CSU Stanislaus to Host 'Science Saturdays' for Local Youth
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News Release | September 19, 2012
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MEDIA CONTACT: James Leonard, (209) 667-3884, jleonard1@csustan.edu

TURLOCK, Calif. — Faculty and students at California State University, Stanislaus, will host three Science Saturday events this fall to help teach local children about different aspects of science.

The events will each be held in the university's state-of-the-art Naraghi Hall of Science and are presented by the College of Natural Sciences in cooperation with the Office of Service Learning, which seeks to coordinate projects and programs that provide a direct benefit to the region while also offering CSU Stanislaus students real-world experience and networking opportunities.

All three events are free and open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling Brett Forray in the CSU Stanislaus Office of Service Learning at (209) 667-3311. Details for each Science Saturday are listed below.

Sept. 22: "Six-Legged Science Day," 8 a.m. to noon. In the only all-ages Science Saturday event, families will collect and identify bugs and begin their own bug collections. Limited to 24 students, this event is hosted by professors Stuart Wooley and Ken Schoenly and students from the Biology Club and Pre-Health Society.

Oct. 20: "Nanotechnology: The Smallest BIG Idea in Science," 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For grades 8 through 12 and limited to 20 students, this Science Saturday will have students making their own nanomaterials and discovering how they can help solve the challenges facing the field of medicine. The event is hosted by professors Elvin Aleman and Koni Stone and students in the American Chemical Society Club.

Dec. 1: "Body Works: Heart and Lungs," 1 to 4:30 p.m. Families with middle and high school children will explore the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in this Science Saturday limited to 48 students in grades 8 through 12. Professor Mark Grobner will host the event, along with students in the Biology Club and Pre-Health Society. 
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