Written by Wolf Point Herald
The University of Montana’s spectrUM Discovery Area will bring its popular “Hands on Health” exhibit to Poplar Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 1-2.
Interactive science exhibits and activities exploring the world of health professions and sciences will be on display at Poplar Middle School. Students will participate in guided field trips of the exhibit during the day and Monday night the community is encouraged to enjoy free family science from 4 to 6 p.m.
Highlights of the exhibit include a giant runny nose that children can diagnose, a health assessment station, a life-sized medical teaching torso for simulated surgery activities and guided cow-eyeball and heart dissections.
SpectrUM travels the state with a mobile science center featuring various interactive science exhibits, including “Hands on Health” and “The Brain: A World Inside Your Head.” The program has visited dozens of counties and reservations in Montana since 2007, including some of the state’s most remote communities.
“We travel hands-on science around the state, transforming gymnasiums and cafeterias into powerful science learning centers that help inspire Montana’s next generation of scientists, health care providers, engineers and visionaries,” spectrUM director Holly Truitt said.
The “Hands on Health” exhibit was developed with support from the Western Montana Area Health Education Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana. The Poplar visit is sponsored by The Washington Foundation.
SpectrUM Discovery Area is located on The University of Montana campus. For more information or to bring spectrUM to your school, call outreach coordinator Hannah Motl at 406-243-4828 or visit http://www.spectrum.umt.edu.