kansas association of teachers of science
Field Trip Options for KATS 2020:
FIELD TRIP # 1
FHSU UNIVERSITY FARM
The university farm is almost as old as the institution itself, having started in 1908. The college farm was used to raise income crops to supplement the college budget, supply grain for dairy, hog and poultry projects, and to furnish food for the dining hall. It also was used to train students to work on family farms. Today, the farm includes crop, beef, swine and sheep divisions that give agriculture students hands-on experience in a real-world setting as they pursue their degree programs.
The 3,825 acre farm adds strength to the teaching program by allowing students to gain practical experience in production agriculture and to develop management skills. The University Farm operates primarily as a commercial farm, thereby providing a realistic laboratory to apply classroom learning and observe practical agricultural production practices.
The FHSU Makerspace is a space in the Forsyth Library that provides an area for any FHSU student or Hays community member to build, tinker and explore projects and ideas within the STEM fields. We currently host the High Altitude Balloon, Asteroid, Rocketry, and Quadcopter research groups. During our regular hours we provide access to our 3D printers, 3D scanner, tablet computers, televisions, tools and ample workspace. We also maintain numerous projects that anyone can participate in including Lego Robotics, rocket building, hydrogen fuel cell cars and computer programming.
**University van/bus provides the transportation for this field trip
FIELD TRIP # 2
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
P. GRADY DIXON PGDIXON@FHSU.EDU
JOIN US ON AN EXCITING TOUR OF THE FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY CADAVER LAB. INVESTIGATE ALL THAT IT HAS TO OFFER.
FIELD TRIP # 3
TOUR OF THE CATS BUILDING
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY BUILDING
The new Center for Applied Technology, with 58,000 square feet, opened in fall 2017 as the home of the Industrial Technology and Technology & Engineering Education programs and a sculpture and art studio. The Center features computer CAD labs, instructional and graphics labs, STEM labs, woodworking labs, metalworking labs, plastic labs, power and energy labs, robotic labs, construction management labs, sculpture studios, metal foundry studios and flexible spaces for workshops and events.
FIELD TRIP # 4
Discounted Price: $7.00 per person
Responsible for own transportation to/from the museum
Join us for a Guided Tour of the Sternberg Museum and collections. Explore new ideas about how to incorporate museum learning in your classroom. All grade level teachers can benefit from this knowledge. Enjoy the guided tour and then time on your own for exploration!New Exhibit: The Prairie Ocean: Long Time, No Sea, created by Chuck Bonner and Ray Troll, will highlight stories of the Bonner family, and their family legacy as fossil hunters. The exhibit will also focus on Kansas and its natural history, featuring a variety of Chuck and Ray’s artwork, and fossils found here in Kansas.