Ghouls, Goblins Invited to Explore Halloween Science Night

296647_277339442306127_198425206864218_894654_1070105590_n-MCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 30, 2013 — Children and their parents are encouraged to attend Halloween Science Night from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, offered by the Office of Extended and Continuing Education and the College of Science, Technology and Agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University.

The event, offered at no charge through funding from the Missouri Foundation for Health, encourages children through hands-on activities to become more interested in science. Using the “trick-or-treating” style, children are encouraged to visit various rooms and buildings across campus to experience exciting Halloween activities. Past events have included the infamous ‘Mucus Lab’ and the ‘Creepy Creatures’ room. Every room involves experiential learning in which children are part of the action. Halloween Science Night drew a crowd of more than 1,000 participants and volunteers last year, according to Christy Mershon, assistant director at the Office of Continuing Education.

Kids are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costume. Registration is free and required for both children and adults at www.semo.edu/continuinged/hsn.htm.