Evergreen's Science Carnival Combines Fun, Science, and a Volcano

May 19, 2008

Fans of science, ice cream and VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS will love the fifth annual Science Carnival set for May 30 and 31 from 10 am to 4 pm each day.

The Science Carnival is free and open to the public. The event offers hundreds of presentations from Evergreen science students with an emphasis on demonstration, hands-on participation and fun.

This year, the Chemistry Club will attempt to make a giant baking soda and vinegar volcano erupt. The Kids in Chemistry event will feature ice-cream making and many other hands-on science experiments that will engage the imagination of school children. Participants can choose from as many as a dozen presentations at any given time. Each presentation lasts 30 to 60 minutes and many popular topics will be repeated over the two days.

Anyone with an interest in the physical world will enjoy the Science Carnival, the largest of its kind in Washington State. The popular event is great for middle and high school students, including home school students. Demonstrations will cover chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy, marine science, optics, health science, food science, computer science, and much more. In the spirit of interdisciplinary education -- a hallmark of the Evergreen learning experience, the event will include more than a dozen science-related art demonstrations in a wide range of media.


Science at Evergreen is taught by nationally and internationally recognized faculty - not graduate students - in small classes with hands-on opportunities for undergraduate research and access to sophisticated scientific equipment, including a scanning electron microscope and ultra-high-end analytical instruments.

The Evergreen State College is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences college known for its distinctive interdisciplinary curriculum, high level of student/faculty engagement and emphasis on putting learning into action