Registration is open for Classes Without Quizzes!

Saturday, April 2, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. with optional lunch following
Continuing Education and Conference Center
Tickets are $35 for general public with discounts for Alumni Association members, students and youth

Nationally recognized experts from CFANS will present mini-seminars designed for alumni, the general public, and students of all ages. 

The 2016 program will feature the latest research from CFANS scientists, including keynote speaker Jay Bell, a professor in the Department of Soil, Water and Climate who will be speaking on the topic of "The 3 Ms of Soils: Minnesota, the Moon and Mars". Breakout sessions will include a wide variety of topics: groceries in rural Minnesota, cows and technology, recreation in Northern Minnesota, growing plants in a hotter climate, and more. 

Our Kids' Edition program will provide youth K-6 the opportunity to explore topics like the lives of bees, backyard bugs, and raptors.

About Classes Without Quizzes

This annual half-day learning event was created in 2002 to showcase the ways that research by CFANS faculty affects the daily lives of Minnesotans. This is a fun, informal outreach event that appeals to many audiences: alumni, general public, current and prospective college students, families, youth K-6 (Kids' Edition) - anyone who is curious about the latest research coming out of CFANS!

$35 - General registration
$30 - University of Minnesota Alumni Association members
$15 - Students grades 7 through college
$20 - Kids' Edition (K-6)

New for 2016!
There is an opportunity for high school students to become Classes Without Quizzes Scholars and earn a scholarship to attend the event and reap many educational benefits. They will participate in the keynote address, the first breakout session, a hands-on plant pathology lab experience and an optional greenhouse tour. CWQ Scholars and a guest (parent/guardian/teacher) will also be invited back to campus in late spring for a visit to a lab/unit of their choice, a campus tour and lunch with current students and CFANS Dean Brian Buhr. To learn more about this program, or to apply, click here.

For more information contact: Masha Finn at or 612-624-9957

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