More than 600 students and teachers from elementary and middle schools across the Willamette Valley and as far north as Portland participated in Oregon State University’s Discovery Days. This annual outreach program is co-sponsored by the Colleges of Science and Engineering. College of Science Dean Sastry Pantula was on hand to talk with the students and handle the snakes.

Discovery Days encourages students to develop their own questions and ideas about science while creating a deeper interest to learn more. The activities and programs encourage students to explore more of the world around them by piquing their curiosity and engaging their minds with interactive exhibits.  Students participate in hands-on activities where they can even examine examining live specimens such as snakes and geckos as well as make polymers.

The event continues from 9:00 am-3:00 pm February 4 in LaSells Stewart Center on OSU’s main campus in Corvallis.

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