MSUToday
Published: May 7, 2019

MSU hosts 2019 fascination of plants day

Contact(s): Igor Houwat MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory office: (517) 353-2223 houwatig@msu.edu

Michigan State University will host the third annual “Fascination of Plants Day @ MSU” 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 18 at the MSU Broad Art Lab and the Children’s Art Activity Area at the East Lansing Art Festival

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 everyday– such as agriculture, pharmaceuticals, etc. The eventswill take place alongside hundreds of others worldwide.

The public is invited to explore the amazing world of plants, enjoy family-friendly activities and meet researchers and artists.

Attendees will:

  • Experience hands-on science and art activities; extract DNA from strawberries; manipulate plant 3D images in virtual reality; and create cyanotypes of beautiful microscopic structures;
  • Learn about the many benefits of plants: bioenergy crops station and plant-based industrial products;
  • Discover the plant scientist’s lab toolkit: microscopes, measuring instruments, GMOs and plant DNA;
  • Meet MSU researchers and learn about the exciting science that goes on at MSU.

The event is free.

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