Explore ACES set for March 8
Three students at Explore ACES

URBANA, Ill. – Tour greenhouses, stick your hand inside of a cow, simulate the aging process, explore invasive species of the Great Lakes, learn how ice cream arrives in your bowl, and why popcorn pops at Explore ACES on March 8!  This one-day, interactive event is located on the campus of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois.

Through hands-on experiences and interactive exhibits led by current U of I students and faculty, middle and high school students will have a chance to discover the many opportunities available in the College of ACES. Hannah Spangler, a freshman in agricultural leadership and science education says, "Explore ACES truly showcased how amazing the College of ACES is and helped me decide that I wanted to be a part of it."  

Explore ACES highlights the College of ACES’s focus on finding solutions to the world’s most critical challenges in order to create abundant food and energy, a healthy environment, and successful families and communities. “One of my first experiences with the academic side of U of I was when my parents brought my siblings and me to Explore ACES,” recalls Kara Brockamp, a senior in agricultural and biological engineering. “After being on the volunteering and organizing side of this event for the past four years, I’m even more thankful for all of the people that have made Explore ACES an experience to remember year after year."

For more information about the event or to register, visit www.exploreaces.org, or connect with the College of ACES on Facebook or Twitter.

Free parking and free shuttle service to the ACES campus are provided at parking lot F-23, just south of Florida Avenue Residence Hall.