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Virtual Farm Show Workshops!

Register today for this free three-day experience at the 104th PA Farm Show!

January 11 - January 15, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts and The Calving Corner will be live-streaming STEM workshops during the week of the PA Farm Show 2021! Whitaker Center's educators will be leading students through a different workshop for each session. A recording of the program will be available after the program if individuals are not able to tune into the live program.


Registration is FREE!

*You must register in order to receive a kit! There is a limited quantity of kits, but materials in the kits are common and can be assembled at home should you miss the opportunity to receive a kit.  The workshops will be open to the public and links will be sent to those that register before the sessions.

Students ages k-6 are eligible to register for this free event. Registration is open to all! We invite families, classroom educators, and homeschool groups to register by November 25th, 2020.

At the time of registration, you will select a classroom set (materials for 30 students) or a homeschool/ pod set (materials for 5 students).

These kits are complimentary at no cost to you!


*Workshops are not included as part of registration, but links will be provided to each workshop so that you may follow along as they take place. Should you miss a workshop a video will be available after so you can complete the workshop at a time that is convenient for you.

  • Color Explosion

Milk, food coloring, and soap mix to create a rainbow of color. In this simple chemistry activity, soap molecules connect with the fat molecules in the milk and they move the food coloring around in interesting and beautiful ways. Experiment with the placement and amounts of food coloring, the amount of soap used, and the colors added to create your own milk masterpiece!

  • Making Butter

We will use all of our observation skills as we turn cream into butter! We will watch the physical change through the clear walls of our container, listen and feel for the changes in texture as we shake, and smell and taste at all stages of the process.

  • Engineer A Farm

Work together as a class to make your own model farm. It could be a dairy farm, a pick your own fruit farm, an organic family farm, or any other type of farm you can imagine. What animals, plants, machines, people, and buildings will your farm need to survive and prosper?  

What's in the Kits?

The kits will include all non-perishable materials for all three workshops. A few items will need to be purchased at the grocery store and some recyclables will need to be collected prior to the programs.

There will also be some mooo-velous take-home items for the students as well.

*Kits will arrive via mail in mid-December!


*There is one workshop each day and each activity runs approximately 35- 45 minutes. Workshops will be streamed live. All activities begin at 10 a.m. and links will be sent prior to the programs, so you may follow along live or watch later at a time convenient for you.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Friday, January 15th, 2021

Donate $10 for a Plush Cow!

There is no fee to participate in this free virtual program; however, each $10 donation earns you a plush cow! All proceeds benefit The Calving Corner. You can donate by purchasing a cow during the registration process.

This event is sponsored by The Calving Corner and Whitaker Center.
Please direct all questions to education@whitakercenter.org.


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