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Check out ExplorACES' new scavenger hunt

Published February 28, 2012
Discover more at ExplorACES with a new scavenger hunt suitable for all ages at the annual two-day open house hosted by the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 9, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10.

The scavenger hunt will begin at the agricultural education (AGED) program booth in the Heritage Room of the ACES library and will end at the agricultural engineering sciences building where there will be another interactive AGED exhibit. It is designed to take about an hour but will vary depending on how long groups spend at different stations.

The agricultural education program developed the scavenger hunt to provide educators, parents and students a structured format to experience ExplorACES and to ensure they don't miss the event's highlights, said Mark McKown, a sophomore in agricultural education.

"The scavenger hunt will also relate agricultural education to the different classes and clubs in ACES," McKown said. "It will show students how agricultural education encompasses all of ACES because when we graduate we educate others about engineering, crop science, animal science and much more."

McKown said they hope to highlight the variety of opportunities in ACES that are a big draw for incoming students, especially those in agricultural education.

The first 300 individuals who complete the scavenger hunt will receive a prize provided by the agricultural education program.

Contact either Mark McKown by phone at 217-460-0790 or by email at mckown1@illinois.edu, or Caitlin Chrzanowski by phone at 815-252-3485 or by email at chrzano2@illinois.edu for more information. -30-