Science Night


Friday, October 25th, 2012

Set Up: noon – 5:00pm

Event: 5:00pm – 9:30pm

Where: OCC Horticulture Department; HORT 101 (Lab)


What is Science Night?

Every year all the science departments begin preparing for a visit from students teachers, parents, from schools all over orange county. It falls upon us to show off and teach our visitors what horticulture is all about! We put on different exhibits for kids to look through and engage. There are plants you can smell, touch, eat as well as microscopes that they can look at bugs through. It is a fun filled event, something that will stick with you for a very long time! So come join us and help us this year!


What can you do to help?

Friday, Noon to 5:00pm, we will be doing set up meaning we will need a lot of help doing some of the following:
  • Gathering lots of plant samples from around campus and placing them in vases on the class room tables, in designated areas.
  • We will need help hanging up posters and other horticulture material around the room.
  • Microscopes and bugs need to be set up.
  • Poinsettia wall needs to be decorated.
  • Plant Identification cards for all of the plants on every table need to be labeled correctly
  • We will need help carving some pumpkins to set out.
  • Seed Pods need to be placed near front door.
  • List of Horticulture Classes need to be on dry erase board
  • T-shirts need to be picked up.  YES! Free science night t-shirts for all the volunteers!
There are surely other things that we probably need help with!


5:00pm – 930pm, is when all the people being to show up and pass through the exhibits. So we will need people for the following:
  • Volunteers to be stationed around room at least 2-3 per table.  Ready to answer questions Like “What kind of plant is that” Everything will be labeled so it will be easy to answer questions.
  • 2-3 people at bugs and microscopes
  • 2-3 people stationed at front gate to direct people into the building
  • 2-3 people stationed at front door to welcome our guest.
  • 2-3 people re-stocking refreshments
  • Tear down at 9:30 -10:00

Lavender Cookies!

Don’t have time to help us out? But you love to bake? 
We need people to help us make some lavender cookies for our guests, there will be ALOT of people passing by so we need as much help as we can to make these. We have in the past had some wonderful people make hundreds of these before and we always run out, so there is no limit on how many you can bring in. The recipe is posted in the Prep room on campus. If you need help finding it, ask some one there to help you out. You can drop them off any time on Friday or before!

Photos from previous years


One thought on “Science Night

  1. I will be cleaning with Keri on Thurs. and will be bringing cookies. I will also be helping to set up on Friday @2:30- closing time;).
    See ya then.

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