About 4,000 fourth-graders, teachers and parents from across the state will be at Mississippi State University Oct. 14-18 for the annual Wood Magic Science Fair.
Activities and exhibits illustrating everything from papermaking to the strength of a toothpick-sized piece of wood are part of the annual event at the Forest Products Lab complex during the week.
Sponsored by the university's College of Forest Resources, the event is designed to illustrate the importance of natural resources throughout the state.
Moving through 10 stations, students will see demonstrations, get hands-on experience and learn interesting facts about conserving, sustaining and utilizing trees, the most abundant renewable resource.
Wood Magic includes several major demonstrations and exhibits:
For more information, contact David Jones, associate Extension professor in the Forest and Wildlife Research Center, at 662-325-8454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.