Wednesday, November 24, 2010

One Big Frat Party

The Sigma Alpha Sorority at UW-P hosted Grant County Family Fun Night on Monday over at the fairgrounds. There were make & take activities, games, food, and a Christmas store...all free for area families! I thought it would be fun to check it out, and sure enough there were plenty of booths (sponsored by various fraternities and sororities) where the kids could make Thanksgiving crafts and Christmas ornaments...

...but to my surprise, there were also a few very educational booths! The Pre-Med Club had a bunch of microscopes set up with slides of various human tissue cells. Paige took a special interest in identifying nerve, bone, muscle, and lung cells; she cut and paste them to a full-color hand-out they provided. I was very impressed!!

Here we see Shae making a Christmas ornament...uh wait, no that's not quite it. The Biology Club provided owl pellets for dissection. Partially digested mouse remains found in owl stomachs!!! Shae is actually locating various mouse bone parts such as the femur, clavicle, etc. Intriguing and gross all at the same time!!!

The children received a ticket for every booth they visited, then visited the "store" behind the curtain to buy various items with their tickets. Cy bought me a very nice Joshua 24:15 plaque for my birthday! The food was delicious, there were tons of door prizes, and for me the best part was just seeing all of those college kids interacting with the children. No beer pong or self-centered 20-year-olds present this night.
Now that's MY kind of frat party!
Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.--Philippians 2:4 New Living Translation


Blogger Astrid in Bristling Acres said...

WOW! I wish we hadn't missed that event! It looks like it was tons of fun.

Microscopes?! How cool is that!

November 24, 2010 at 6:55 AM  

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