Project Harvest Host a Family Science Night in Hayden and Winkelman, Arizona

On April 26, 2017 the Project Harvest team, led by UA SRP Research Translation Core Director Dr. Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta, hosted a family science night in Hayden-Winkelman, Arizona. This event is a result of the ongoing partnership with the Hayden-Winkelman Unified School District.  UA/NASA Space Grant student Iliana Manjón took the lead in organizing the event. The main goal of the event was to engage local students in Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math learning and discuss future Project Harvest activities. A total of 150 community members attended the event. Seven UA students and staff facilitated the event which was designed to promote intergenerational learning. The event was set up to allow families to move through and participate in activities at their own pace. Some of the activities included physics demonstrations, making Cartesian divers, rainbow celery, muffin mining, and planting seeds. According to Manjón, “It was wonderful seeing the students so excited to learn more about science beyond the classroom, and having the opportunity to share these experience with their families.” UA SRP trainee Tania Rodriguez also participated in the event and added, “It was really gratifying to see the parents more involved in the activities and motivating their children to learn as much as possible of the activities carried out in the event.”