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Volunteers needed for the 2014 Idaho State University Haunted Science Lab

September 25, 2014
ISU Marketing and Communications

For the last three years, the ISU Society of Physics Students, the Kiwanis Club of Pocatello, and the ISU Department of Physics have hosted a Haunted Science Laboratory exhibit open to field trips from local schools, free of charge.

Volunteers from ISU and the Kiwanis Club have provided educational, engaging, spooky science fun with interactive science exhibits and activities. The Kiwanis Club has also reimbursed schools for busing costs. However, additional help is needed to ensure that this year’s exhibitions are a success.

The Haunted Laboratory will include a Van deGraaf generator, lasers moving to music, and lots of cool illusions with smoke and mirrors. Several exhibits use the same principles of those of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, except that here they are explained.

Set up and preparations for the exhibits will occur Oct. 11 – 15, field trips will be scheduled for Oct. 20 – 24, and the exhibits will be open to the public for a fee on Saturday, Oct. 25. All proceeds from the Saturday event will go to Kiwanis supported charities benefiting southeast Idaho Children.

Volunteers must be over the age of 18, available during public school hours, and be without a criminal record. To volunteer, donate funds to help defray busing costs, or ask for more information, contact Dr. Steve Shropshire in the ISU Department of Physics at shrostev@isu.edu.


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