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Explore UT: March 5, 2011

January 4, 2011

Looking for a fun field trip for your class or family?

Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in Texas

When: Saturday, March 5, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The University of Texas at Austin
Who’s invited: Students K-12, teachers, and families. Everyone is welcome
Cost: Free, no sign-up for activities.
Website: www.utexas.edu/events/exploreut

Plan a Field Trip
Explore UT is the perfect way to introduce youth to a university and broaden their horizons about college and careers. It’s a college visit for secondary students, and a fantastic enrichment experience, especially in science and the arts, for all students.

The campus will be organized as an “academic Disneyland” with more than 350 learning activities to choose from. Here are some examples from last year:
· Watch Aldebaran humanoid robots in action.
· Take part in a trial of “Gold E. Locks” with a real judge presiding.
· Watch concrete cylinders crumble under 500,000 pounds of pressure.
· Tour the Texas Advanced Computer Center Visualization laboratory.
· Discover how plants communicate with each other.
· Learn how hybrid cars work.
· Get a down-to-earth view of how satellites are being designed.
· Engage in reverse engineering by taking apart a toy and putting it back together.
· Extract DNA from a banana.
· Deliver the TV news in a real TV studio.
· Learn the Russian alphabet.
· March with the Longhorn Band.
· See modern Latin American paintings and sculpture in the Blanton Art Museum.

Families may come on their own. Parking is available in campus garages, and lunch may be purchased from campus vendors. There’s no registration for individuals in activities. You just come and participate in activities you choose.

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