Spring outreach events

Published: April 23, 2017

plantcolorsJulia and Stacey led a day of plant pigment activities at the CU Science Discovery's Nano Days.  The event was held at the Boulder Library, and visitors were invited to grind up fruit skins to extract pigments with an acidic mix, rather like what happens during our own digestive process!  Julia enveiled her plant colors poster, which is available for download on the Resources page.

On Earth Day, Chelsea and Stacey went to the CU South Denver campus for one of CU's family fun days.  Chelsea taught students about the parts of a flower and was brave enough to supervise dissection with exacto knives and forceps.  Stacey manned the ever-popular fruits of the world table, passing out samples of jackfruit, durian, and guava.  

You can check out pictures from these and previous outreach events on our photos page.

Chelsea