VSU Hosts Science Saturday April 13

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Friday, April 5th, 2024

The College of Science and Mathematics and the Department of Biology at Valdosta State University present Science Saturday: Tree of Life from 9 a.m. to noon on April 13 in the Hugh C. Bailey Science Center. 

Science Saturday: Tree of Life is a fun-filled and educational opportunity for community members to explore the scientific study of life. Attendees of all ages will be able to learn about leapin’ lizards and slitherin’ snakes, frog acoustics, seahorse fossils, plant pigment chromatography, and much more. They will enjoy a species scavenger hunt, have some fun with betta fish, and find out whether or not plants feel stress.

Science Saturday is supported by VSU’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Initiative and is part of an ongoing effort to inspire the next generation to learn more about these subject areas. Faculty in the College of Science and Mathematics understand that the nation’s future economic prosperity is closely linked with student success in the STEM fields. 

Educators across the nation and at VSU are committed to improving STEM instruction for students in preschool through 12th grade, increasing and sustaining public and youth engagement with STEM, improving the STEM experience for undergraduate students at the college level, better serving groups historically underrepresented in the STEM fields, and designing graduate education for tomorrow’s STEM workforce. 

Science Saturday activities are free of charge and open to the public. Parking is available in any of the parking lots around Main Campus, with the most convenient lots located along Georgia Avenue between Oak Street and Patterson Street. A VSU parking permit is not required for this event. 

Science Saturday: Tree of Life marks the end of VSU’s spring Science Saturday calendar. Activities will resume in the fall.  

Contact [email protected] for more information.