Source: Yasche Glass, 785-532-6088, glassy@k-state.edu
Website:
http://www.k-state.edu/grow

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011

GIVING GIRLS A CHANCE TO GROW: ANIMAL HEALTH FOCUS OF PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS NOV. 5 AT K-STATE

MANHATTAN -- More than 80 middle school-age girls will learn about the importance of animal health at a special session offered by Kansas State University's GROW -- Girls Researching Our World -- program.

All 4 Animal Health will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine. It is sponsored by GROW and the College of Veterinary Medicine. GROW is offered through K-State's Advancement of Women and Science in Engineering and introduces middle school girls to the science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields.

K-State faculty and students from the College of Veterinary Medicine and its public health program will provide hands-on activities that show how science, technology, engineering and math contribute to animal health. Some of the activities include Saving Lives With Math, which shows what a pharmacist does to save the lives of animals; Pet Health, an opportunity to participate in a hands on activity to perform a small animal check-up; and The Tooth of the Matter, which explores oral animal health.

For additional information, call Yasche Glass at 785-532-6088 or visit the GROW website at http://www.k-state.edu/grow.