Iowa City Science Booster Club to host first public event

Iowa Environmental Focus

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Nick Fetty | July 29, 2015

The Iowa City Science Booster Club (ICSBC) will host its first public event this Saturday during the Iowa City Farmers Market.

Saturday’s event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at Chauncey Swan Park in downtown Iowa City. Kids as well as adults will have an opportunity to learn about science through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

” You can play with laser guns to measure surface temperatures, and gas probes that will let you see how C02 and oxygen concentrations change in closed environments. You’ll also have a chance to learn about soil science, local agricultural issues, and local wildlife,” said Emily Schoerning, who leads the ICSBC and also serves as director of community organizing and research for the National Center for Science Education.

The ICSBC aims to improve science education in the area through fundraising and other public outreach efforts. The club is largely modeled…

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