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19th Annual Cedar Falls Historical Society Garden Tour

The UNI Botanical Center greenhouses and gardens will be featured in this year's Cedar Falls Historical Society Garden Tour. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance or on the day of the tour at the Victorian Home located at 308 W. 3rd St; tickets will also be available on the day of the tour at each garden location. As part of the day’s activities, the Historical Society will offer two herb-related workshops at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Victorian Home  and Carriage House Museum.

The Panther Plot Harvest Festival

Join us for a celebration of the harvest season! The Panther Plot, the on-campus student vegetable garden, invites all students, staff, faculty and community members for a sampling of local foods, live music and garden tours. 

Tour the first student garden on UNI’s campus and the Creekside Harmony Garden, sample appetizers made with produce straight from the garden, enjoy a local DJ’s music as he spins oldies, hip-hop, and some classic rock tunes and more!

Wild Energy Adventure

Where could science take YOU this summer? Follow the path of the sun's energy through ecosystems and you could end up in all kinds of cool places! Paddle a kayak to the middle of a lake and find out what organisms are harvesting solar energy in the water. Explore a prairie, then figure out how much energy it stores in a week by burning samples in your own calorimeter. Wander woods and streams on a night hike, tracking down the animals to find out what they eat and how they live. By week's end, you'll report on your discoveries to your fellow campers, family and friends. JOIN US this summer for a Wild Energy Adventure.

8 am- 2 pm daily and one night hike 9 pm-11 pm

Ages: entering 9-12th graders

Cost: $150 - registration AND lunch

CSI: Cedar Falls - Crimefighting with Biotechnology

 A one-week workshop (June 17-21) for high school students (students entering grades 9-12) that allows students to get a hands-on experience with the tools of biotechnology. Students will isolate DNA, analyze it and understand how these techniques are used in gathering DNA evidence from a crime scene. Other topics include a project that asks how microbes cause disease, food safety and understanding the role of biotechnology in the production of energy. Field trips are included. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and scholarships are available. Cost of the camp is $200 which includes lunch at UNI.

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