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Second annual Family Discovery Night to take place Nov. 8

Monday, September 23, 2013

Event hosted by Beloit College and sponsored by Kerry Ingredients & Flavours

MEDIA CONTACT: Hilary Dickinson at dickinsonh@beloit.edu or 608-363-2849

The second annual Family Discovery Night scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8 will see the return of the popular robots and sheep brains along with several new interactive activities for children of all ages. Free and open to the public, the event takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. primarily in the Beloit College Center for the Sciences.

Family Discovery Night is a joint venture between Beloit College and Kerry Ingredients & Flavours, with the former hosting it and the latter serving as the exclusive sponsor. This year, Kerry donated $20,000 to fund Family Discovery Night 2013 and the 2014 Girls and Women in Science event taking place April 4-5.

The event is an interactive evening of science, the arts, discovery, fun, prizes and food that gives families the opportunity to learn side-by-side with Beloit College faculty and Kerry scientists. In addition to engaging with robots and dissecting sheep brains, kids and their families will participate in a variety of activities while collecting passport stamps along the way.

Family Discovery Night 

One of the new activities this year is The Sky from Scratch astronomy show where audience members create their own stories and constellations to make sense of the night sky. Led by Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts John Kaufmann, the 25-minute shows take place at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. in Wilson Theatre, adjacent to the Center for the Sciences. Tickets (at no cost) are required and may be picked up in the Center for the Sciences prior to the show.

Also new this year is a sustainability activity, as well as hands-on activities and a scavenger hunt at the Logan Museum of Anthropology, a short walk across campus from the Center for the Sciences. Volunteers from the Roy Chapman Andrews Society will assist with the Logan activities.

Families should first arrive at the Center for the Sciences, 706 Emerson St. For more information on Family Discovery Night and a map with parking options, visit www.beloit.edu/fdn.

More about Kerry Ingredients & Flavours

A division of Kerry Group, Kerry Ingredients & Flavours develops, manufactures and delivers innovative taste systems, functional ingredients and integrated solutions for the global food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. Kerry is proud to support the health, wellness and education of families and children in the Beloit community. For more information about Kerry, please visit www.kerry.com.