An event that once attracted thousands of elementary school students to the Mississippi State campus returns next week after a seven-year absence.
What now will be the university's eighth annual Wood Magic Science Fair takes place Monday-Friday [Oct. 20-24] at the R.T. Clapp Forest Products Laboratory on Blackjack Road. More than 3,000 fourth-graders and their teachers from around the state are expected to attend.
Sponsored by the College of Forest Resources and the forest products department, Wood Magic illustrates the values and uses of one of the Magnolia State's most abundant natural resources. Activities and exhibits illustrate everything from the strength of a toothpick-sized piece of pine to the process of papermaking.
Major events include:
For more information about the 2008 Wood Magic Science Fair, contact David Jones at 662-325-8454.