Published: May 14, 2018

MSU hosts 2018 Fascination of Plants Day

Contact(s): Igor Houwat MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory office: (517) 353-2223, Layne Cameron Media Communications office: (517) 353-8819 cell: (765) 748-4827

Michigan State University will host the second annual “Fascination of Plants Day @ MSU” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 19 at the Molecular Plant Sciences Building. 

The Fascination of Plants Day is a worldwide event promoted by the European Plant Science Organization. It aims to enthuse the public about the importance of plant science in their day-to-day lives – such as in agriculture, pharmaceuticals, etc. The event will take place alongside hundreds of others worldwide.

All of the public are welcome to attend.

 Attendees will:

  • Experience hands-on activities: on seed growth, what ingredients plants need to develop and how they defend when attacked; 
  • Learn about plant benefits, beyond food: plant medicinal properties and plant-based industrial products; 
  • Discover the plant scientist’s lab toolkit: GMOs and how DNA works in plants; 
  • Meet MSU researchers and about science that goes on at MSU.

For more information, visit here or the event’s Facebook page.