Hartwick to Host Science Field Day for Local Children

April 23, 2014

On Sunday, May 4, Hartwick College will host a Science Field Day for local community members and their children. The event, which is free, will be held from 12-3 p.m. on Campbell Terrace & Stack Patio (rain location to be determined) and the public is encouraged to attend.

The day will be filled with activities catered to children ages 4-12 in order to excite them about, and engage them in, the field of science. Hartwick students will be on-site to share stories and host activities and games for attendees. Some experiments featured throughout the event will include: elephant toothpaste, color catcher, and pet rocks.

"The Hartwick College Education Club has hosted this event in the past, with much success," said Education Club President Kalindi Naslund '15. "This year, we're bringing back this Science Field Day in order to continue educating children about the importance of science in a fun and engaging way. The Biology Club (Beta Beta Beta), the Chemistry Club (Langmuir Chapter), the Geology Club (Delta Delta G), and the Education Club have collaborated to create an interactive afternoon for community grade school children. We look forward to welcoming community members to our campus for this educational event!"

The event is sponsored by the Education Club, the Biology Club, the Geology Club, and the Chemistry Club. Throughout the afternoon, fundraising efforts will also be taking place on-site to support the College's Education Club.

For additional information, please contact Ryan Gill '16 at or Associate Professor of Education Dr. Elizabeth Bloom at (607) 431-4945 or at

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031