All Things Green

Rutgers is New Jersey's land grant institution charged with a mission to teach agriculture and engineering. Ag Field Day, on the George H. Cook Campus, is a Garden State tradition that celebrates our community and our green world.

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Growing Healthy!

Plant seeds in a little pot to grow your own healthy vegetables.
V.O.I.C.E.S., School of Public Health
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Jersey Roots, Cosmic Reach

Physics and Astronomy Building, room 401
Marvel at exciting discoveries made by Rutgers astronomers: planets, stars, galaxies, and the history of the universe.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Solar Observation

Take a safe, close-up look at the sun and sunspots through telescopes equipped with solar filters.
Rutgers Astronomical Society
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Solutions for Our Energy Future

Learn why Rutgers is at the forefront of alternative energy research, with expertise in science, engineering, economics, and policy.
Rutgers Energy Institute
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Trash to Treasure with Enactus

Create beautiful, unique magnets by quilting with upcycled paper waste and cardboard.
Enactus
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Rutgers Refuels: Alternative Energy Vehicles

Lot 59
Talk with electric and low-carbon car enthusiasts and learn how Rutgers ́ solar farms support carbon-free vehicle miles in our state.
Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)
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Child Research Labs at Rutgers-Newark

Kids are invited to become a junior scientist and be a part of science through hands‐on activities! Learn about how your child explores and discovers the world around them!
Child Research Labs, Psychology Department, Rutgers-Newark
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Rutgers Environmental Services

Rutgers Environmental Services...helping to lead Rutgers to a sustainable future!
Environmental Services
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Escape from Pompeii

Hurry! Find your way out of the maze before Mount Vesuvius erupts—in bubbles.
Classics Club
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Cook/DouglassFarm Area

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Animal Science BBQ

Purchase tasty BBQ items to support this student club.
Society of Animal Science
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Ask the State Climatologist

Marine Science Building, front lawn
Visit with climate experts and ask about New Jersey's recent extreme weather. View weather instruments and maps, and sign up to be a precipitation observer.
Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist
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Circulation Tank

Marine Sciences Building, front lawn
What drives motion at the bottom of the ocean? Find out—and get wet!
Oceanography Graduate Student Association
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Ecstatic About the Environment

Fun, hands-on demonstrations on weather, environmental protection, sustainability, and restoration are sure to make you smile.
Department of Environmental Sciences
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Fishing for Facts about Marine Science

Marine Science Building, front lawn
It's a keeper! Reel in your catch for a fun quiz question.
Oceanography Club
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Jersey Coast Touch Tank

Marine Science Building, front lawn
Get up close and personal with some fascinating New Jersey marine species.
Oceanography Graduate Student Association
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Jersey Shore Sand Box

Marine Sciences Building, front lawn
Search for shells in the sand and learn about Jersey Shore marine life.
Oceanography Graduate Student Association
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Meet the Mounted Patrol

Red Barn
Tour the barn, feed the horses, and speak with the student members of the Mounted Patrol. Kids, paint a horseshoe or run for the roses in our hobby horse relay races.
Rutgers University Mounted Patrol
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New Jersey from Space and Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis

Environmental and Natural Resource Building, Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis
See the latest work on geospatial information technology to address issues related to New Jersey's environment, natural resources, and agriculture.
Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis
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Petting Zoo

Round Barn
Spend some quality time with our baby farm animals, including kids, lambs, and piglets.
Society of Animal Science
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Rutgers Meteorology Club Tornado Simulator

Come see how one of nature's most destructive forces forms, with both hands-on and state-of-the-art tornado simulators.
Rutgers Meteorology Club
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Rutgers University Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club

Meet our puppies in training, and learn more about this program dedicated to raising puppies to become service dogs to blind individuals.
Rutgers University Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club
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Visit the Rutgers Equine Science Center

Red Barn, Equine Exercise Physiology Lab
Pony up for fun: meet Wishbone, a life-sized articulated equine skeleton; create horse-themed crafts to take home; take a tour, and other fun activities and giveaways.
Equine Science Center
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10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m.

Farm Animal Show: Fitting and Showmanship Competition

Animal Barns
Stop by the show ring to see students handle, fit and exhibit large farm animals, including horses, heifers, goats, sheep, and swine. Applaud your favorite pairs in one of the few such contests remaining in New Jersey.
Department of Animal Science
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1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.

High-Speed Horses

Red Barn, Equine Exercise Physiology Lab
Watch a horse run on a high-speed treadmill, and learn about the research and education conducted by the center.
Equine Science Center
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Cook/DouglassLoree Building Area

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Anthropological Methods

Learn to BE an anthropologist – how do we study human language and culture by drawing maps, asking questions, observing behaviors, analyzing talk, etc.?
Department of Anthropology
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Become an Anthropologist

Do you have what it takes to be an anthropologist? Find out with a fun and revealing hands-on activity.
Department of Anthropology
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Diversity Challenge

Learn how humans use language and culture (food, clothes, rituals, beliefs...) to forge our connections with those we call "us" and mark our differences from those others we call "them".
Department of Anthropology
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Primate Conservation Play Station

Play games, get your face painted, and learn about primate conservation from club members.
Rutgers University for Primate Conservation
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Bird Feeder Builder Booth

Create a simple bird feeder with cereal and pipe cleaners to attract flying friends to your home.
Naturalist Club
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Compost Bins, dried flower collages, and seeds. Oh My!

Stop by our table to design and create your own dried flower collage. You can also plant a seed in a used coffee K-cup. See what we have done this semester, including building our own compost bins at the Cook Organic Gardens. Hearing about our future plans may inspire you!
RU Compost
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Designer Genes: Go Bananas for Biotechnology!

Watch us extract DNA from bananas using everyday reagents like salt water and alcohol. Find out why biotechnology is a hot major.
Undergraduate Program in Biotechnology
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Ecological Landscape Design: Re-envisioning Rutgers Golf Course

Admire the ingenuity of planting design students who have re-imagined the Rutgers links as a sustainable golfing landscape and ecosystem.
Department of Landscape Architecture
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Environmental Awareness

From little acorn to mighty oak: Play a guessing game and plant a seed to take home.
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Governing Council
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Go Green with Green Print

Learn about the most eco-conscious (and mostly online) newspaper on the Rutgers campus.
Green Print
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Greenhouse Tour and Plant Sale

Floriculture Greenhouses
Walk through the greenhouse—and its five sections of tropical plants—at your own pace. Bonus plant sale, too!
Department of Plant Biology - Floriculture/Teaching Greenhouse
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Honeybee Helpers: Rutgers' Beekeepers Association

Get the buzz on the importance of honeybees to the environment and see the pollinators at work in a real hive.
Beekeepers Association of Rutgers University
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Mud Watts: Energy Beneath Your Feet

Mud what? Be amazed and learn about a device that converts utilizes living organisms in mud to make electricity. The magic is microbes!
Students for Environmental & Energy Development (SEED)
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Plants and Advice for Your Landscape

Purchase a plant or flower arrangement and get expert design and planting advice from landscape architects.
Landscape Architecture Graduate Student Organization
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RU Nutty!

Do you know your nuts? Take the nut quiz and learn about different tree nuts. Talk about our hazelnut and dogwood breeding program with our faculty and staff.
Department of Plant Biology
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Students United for Environmental Justice

Learn about the efforts of many different Rutgers student organizations that encourage and educate on environmental sustainability.
Rutgers Student Environmental Coalition
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Test Your Stormwater Knowledge!

Take a quiz to test your stormwater knowledge and learn about Rutgers stormwater management program.
Rutgers Environmental Health & Safety
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Urban Forestry: Mulch That Tree

Learn the right—and the wrong!—way to mulch the trees in your home landscape.
Rutgers Urban Forestry Program
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Wild New Jersey: Wildlife Conservation and Management

Learn about a Rutgers program that works to promote the coexistence of wildlife and humans in New Jersey.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension
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10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

Branch Out with Landscape Architecture

Take a sketch walk of the Cook/Douglass Campus with club members, stopping to draw various landscapes. Sketches will go on display outside Blake Hall.
Landscape Architecture Club
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11:30 a.m.

Carnivorous Plant Tour

Floriculture Greenhouses
Look but don't touch! These carnivores may bite or ooze a sticky digestive enzyme. Wonder at the amazing ways plants eat their prey.
Department of Plant Biology - Floriculture/Teaching Greenhouse
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12:00 p.m.

Horticulture Therapy Tour

Floriculture Greenhouses
Explore the role of plants in healing, rehabilitation, and training for individuals with special needs.
Department of Plant Biology - Floriculture/Teaching Greenhouse
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Orchid Tour

Floriculture Greenhouses
See a fabulous collection of orchids, including hundreds of diverse species and exotic hybrids.
Department of Plant Biology - Floriculture/Teaching Greenhouse
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2:30 p.m.

Edible vs Poisonous

Floriculture Greenhouses
Ever see a macadamia or cashew plant? One nut is near impossible to open, the other is poisonous when raw. Find out which is which on this tour of edible and not-so-edible plants.
Department of Plant Biology - Floriculture/Teaching Greenhouse
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Boisterous Biochemistry and Marvelous Microbiology

Build your own bug, see microbes in action, and explore how microorganisms change the world.
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
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Dig It! Soil in the Garden State

Take a trip through the soil tunnel, mix your own soil sample, and play games to learn about healthy soil and healthy plants.
Soil Testing Laboratory and Plant Diagnostic Laboratory
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EcoGSA Book Sale and Outreach

Shop from hundreds of economically-priced, used books and multimedia across all genres; then browse graduate students' research displays and demonstrations. Proceeds support graduate student research awards, activities, and professional development.
Ecology and Evolution Graduate Student Association
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Home Food Preservation Station

Can, freeze, or dry the bounty of fruits and vegetables from your garden, co-op program, or farmer's market. Our experts teach you how!
Department of Family and Community Health Sciences
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How To Use a Fire Extinguisher

Learn a skill that can potentially save your life, in hands-on demonstrations led by fire-safety experts.
Rutgers University Emergency Services
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Junior Engineers: Wind-Powered Boats

Build a boat using everyday items, then race it down a water channel to test your design—or your re-design.
Ocean County 4-H
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Make Your Memories with Lindley G. Cook 4-H Camp

Talk with staff about the classic experience offered by this Rutgers-run sleep-away camp for youth aged 8–16 in Stokes State Forest.
L.G. Cook 4-H Camp
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Master Gardener Plant Sale

Ask an expert and shop unusual and popular vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Our Rutgers and Ramapo tomatoes go fast—so stop by early!
Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County
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New Brunswick Community Farmers Market

Purchase vegetable or flower plants while your children color and plant seeds.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension
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Spring Is for Planting

Time to get growing! Ask advice from the experts, purchase plants for your home garden, and browse vendors from our weekly farm market.
Rutgers Gardens
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Harvest Restaurant: Eat Well, Live Well

Enjoy free samples of delicious, healthful fare, fresh fruit juices, and smoothie shots prepared by the chefs of Rutgers' new whole-foods dining venue. (Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, & Health
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