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Kids on Campus Day - Yuma Style

Kids-On-Campus Day is the University of Arizona, Yuma Agricultural Centers version of Take Our Daughters to Work7, the annual public-education program sponsored by the Ms. Foundation for Women. Kids-on-Campus Day gives UA employees an opportunity to take a girl or boy to work. Youth learn first-hand the exciting range of life options open to them, while also getting the attention they deserve. Youth are given good reason to believe in the promise of higher education. Working alongside adult mentors gives the youth a glimpse of their own future potential, and helps them make the crucial connections between education and their future development. This year's celebration was held at the Mesa Center and provided 15 girls and boys and their parents an opportunity to participate in five hands-on activities, one team-building activity, and eat a delicious catered lunch. Hands-on activities included cleaning-up drinking water, grading lemons with machines, and looking at bugs, irrigation systems, and fungus. From the looks on the youth, it was a fun-filled morning.

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Dr. Mike Matheron is telling the youth and their parents about the different types of fungus and what the fungus can grow on.

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Dr. Glenn Wright is showing the participants what a lemon looks like while going through an Automatic Sizing Machine.

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Mr. Tim Kock is conducting some fun activities that have to do with thinking and teamwork.

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Manuel Peralta is showing the youth and their parents different kinds of irrigation for the citrus at the Mesa station.

 

 

 

(left) Lisa Carey and Francisco Reyes are displaying various kinds of bugs. They are also letting the participants look through microscopes to see bugs UP CLOSE!

Daughters on Campus Day - U of A Style

Is the University's version of Take Our Daughters to Work7, the annual public-education program sponsored by the Ms. Foundation for Women. Daughters on Campus Day gives Uof A employees and Uof A students an opportunity to take a girl to work. Girls learn first-hand the exciting range of life options open to them, while also getting the attention they deserve.

Girls are given the opportunity to see work as an integral part of women's lives and are given good reason to believe in the promise of higher education. Working alongside adult mentors gives girls a glimpse of their own future potential, and helps them make the crucial connections between education and their future development.

Yuma Event

The Yuma Agricultural Center provided 15 girls and their parents an opportunity to hear from three local women, ride an open-aired bus for a tour of the Valley Center, participate in two hands-on activities, and eat a delicious catered lunch. The three local women who spoke to the girls were Yuma Mayor Marilyn Young, Marine Corps Sargent Nicola McCuin, and local television anchor Shannon Stone. Lisa Carey and Francisco Reyes showed the girls the life cycle of an army worm and provided them each with a worm to watch change into a moth! Manel Peralta had the girls learning about soils, and Kitt Farrell-Poe had the girls testing drinking water for pH, hardness, electrical conductivity, and nitrate. All in all, a fun time was had by all.

 

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Charles Sanchez, Resident Director of the Yuma Agricultural Center, Marilyn Young, Yuma City Mayor, Kitt Farrell-Poe, Associate Professor, and Stephen E Poe Professor. Mayor Young was the the kick-off speaker for the Daughters on Campus Day Event.

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Marine Sargent Nicola McCuin talks to the group about being a Marine.

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Humberto Hernandez, Farm Manager  takes the group on a tour of the Valley Station in an open-aired bus.

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Lisa Carey, Research Specialist and Francisco Reyes, Reseach Lab Assistant show the girls and their parents the life cycle of the army worm and gave them each a worm to take home and watch change into a month!!

 

 

 

(left) Kitt Farrell-Poe has the girls measuring pH, hardness, electrical conductivity, and nitrate of different drinking water sources.

 

 

 

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