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More than 400 south central Minnesota students attended the South Central Service Cooperative’s Science and Nature Conference for hands-on science experience

MANKATO, Minn.—The South Central Service Cooperative’s Science and Nature Conference was held at Gustavus Adolphus College Wednesday and attracted more than 400 regional elementary and junior high students.

The Science and Nature Conference is one of several organized each year by the South Central Service Cooperative with the intent of providing in-depth, hands-on experience typically not offered in classrooms.

Science and Nature Conference students chose from 26 different break out stations, largely taught by area college faculty and industry experts.

These experts include Lee Ganske of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Belle Plaine organic composter Anne Ludvik and the past president of the Minnesota Mycological Society and statewide mushroom poison consultant, Ron Spinosa.

The South Central Service Cooperative also enlisted the help of the Gustavus Society of Physics Students to perform demonstrations, such as:

  • how sound can fracture a glass beaker by finding its resonating frequency
  • how pickles sodium content can conduct electricity and emit an orange glow, and
  • launching potatoes across campus using an air-powered potato gun.

“It’s a blast,” the Society of Physics Students treasurer, Nara Higano, said. “We love getting kids interested in science.”

Based in North Mankato, Minn., the South Central Service Cooperative programs and services are member driven to utilize resources in the most efficient and effective manner possible. SCSC is one of nine regional agencies called service cooperatives, established in 1976 by Minnesota legislation.



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