Mizzou Adventures in Education (Archived)
Mizzou Adventures in Education was free public outreach event for families with children in grades K-6.
The annual event, sponsored by the former Graduate School, featured 25+ educational booths representing graduate research across campus. More than 150 graduate student volunteers worked on teams to plan and implement hands-on activities for children to encourage exploration, critical thinking and discovery.
Children gained knowledge across the sciences, humanities, arts, health, engineering, technology, numerous other fields, and interdisciplinary areas. By interacting with a diverse group of graduate students, adults learned about the criticality of graduate education and how research findings benefit society.
The Chancellor’s Award for Public Outreach was awarded to three teams that most effectively translated their research into engaging, age-appropriate educational activities. A Chancellor’s Team Award for Interdisciplinary Outreach was co-sponsored by the Mizzou Advantage.
In its eighth year (2014), Mizzou Adventures in Education attendance exceeded 700 children plus their family members. The event was held in Jesse Hall on the MU campus.