Activities will include...
- Be the Detective: Field Notes, Maps, Science, and History: Use historical records to recreate what the land was like before colonization! Undergraduate researcher Chelsea Day (Lave Lab) and others from the team will give you the tools and make connections to why this is important in the research they do.
- Careers in the Environment: YES! You CAN work in (and for) the environment! Explore the options here!
- Meet the Environmental Resilience Institute RESILIENCE SUPERHEROES!: ERI Research Fellows are using their "SUPERPOWERS" to better understand climate change, develop solutions, and bolster resilience for all Hoosiers and beyond. Learn about their research and why we need YOU to help solve the problems we face, and create your own superhero dream team!
- Exposed! What's in the Air You Breathe?: Humans spend 80% of their time indoors and in cars, where we can be exposed to a large variety of man-made chemicals released from everyday products. How do we figure out what is in the air we breathe? Dr. Marta Venier will share the many ways she measures indoor exposure to chemicals- from collecting data from air to dust to silicone bracelets!
- Environmental Interpretation: Experience Dunn Woods: Did you know you can build a career in environmental "interpretation" (or, public communication for visitors to parks and protected areas? Spend time in Dunn's Woods with Dr. Brian Forist and other enviromental interpreters from IU's Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies. Learn about this special place, the basics of interpretation, and careers in this area!
Public Notice: This is a public event, photographs will be taken throughout the day. Please understand that by attending and participating you are granting IU permission to use your image to promote Science Fest and other outreach activities in the future.