Take me out to the ball game and serve me some science on the side

When you think of a day at the ballpark, you don’t usually think of science. Michigan 4-H Youth Development will change that way of thinking when you attend 4-H Science Day at the Cooley Law School Stadium in downtown Lansing. Attendees will learn about the science behind America’s favorite pastime when the Lansing Lugnuts team up with Michigan State University Extension 4-H to host the April 26 event.

Attendees will learn the science behind throwing a curveball, keeping the ballpark lawn play-ready and preparing ballpark food. They’ll get to visit 10 science stations set up around the stadium that cover many areas of science from robotics to natural resources.

You don’t have to be in 4-H to attend although 4-H’ers will be on hand to lead the national anthem. It sounds like a good opportunity to get out and enjoy the spring weather after a long hard winter with the added bonus of exploring science in a fun setting. It’s a great example of experiential learning (or learning by doing) that’s so fundamental to the 4-H experience.

Tickets are available until April 18 for $10 each. Children age 2 and under are free.

Read more about the event and find out how to get tickets by reading this Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Communications news release: http://anrcom.msu.edu/anrcom/news/item/lansing_lugnuts_and_michigan_4_h_team_up_to_host_4_h_science_day_at_the_bal

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