Be sure to join us Saturday, April 5th, for Classes Without Quizzes 2014. This year's program will feature the latest research from CFANS scientists, including keynote speaker Dr. Ted Labuza from the Department of Food Science and Nutrition who will inform consumers how to make sense of confusing, and sometimes misleading, food labels.
Breakout sessions will feature topics such as Minnesota moose, our state's changing economy, extending the commercial strawberry season, genetic diversity in modern wheat breeding, challenges and opportunities of renewable energy, food systems of Italy, weather/ climate, and the new Hubacheck Wilderness Research Center.
Our Kids' Edition program will have youth K-6 learning about space exploration and incredible invertebrates, and will even include a special tour through the Raptor Center where youth will have the opportunity to meet and learn from a variety of live raptors!
This annual half-day learning event was created in 2002 to reconnect alumni and help the general public better understand how the work of CFANS faculty affects the daily lives of Minnesotans.
All participants will attend a keynote session, and then select two breakout sessions of his/ her choice.
Youth will attend their own specially designed activity sessions concurrent with the adult keynote and breakout sessions. Their program will consist of hands-on, fun educational and recreational activities led by educators from the Bell Museum of Natural History. Participants will be divided into age-appropriate groups for their activities and will reunite with the adult participants after the program.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - program
12:30 p.m. - optional lunch
Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus
$35 - General Public
$30 - U of M Alumni Association Member
$10 - U of M or high school student
$20 - Kids' Edition (K-6) program
Registration fee includes a continental breakfast; an optional lunch following the program is $10 extra.