The University of Montana’s spectrUM Discovery Area will bring its popular “The Brain: A World Inside Your Head” exhibition to Ronan on Tuesday, May 22.
Students will participate in guided field trips of the exhibition in K. William Harvey Elementary School gymnasium.
“The Brain” features interactive science exhibits and activities exploring the wonders of neuroscience, including an EEG measurement station, a colossal brain and an activity in which visitors can move a ball using their own brain waves.
SpectrUM travels the state with a mobile science center featuring various interactive science exhibitions, including “Hands on Health” and “The Brain: A World Inside Your Head.” Since 2007, spectrUM has visited dozens of counties and reservations across the state, including some of Montana’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,” said Holly Truitt, spectrUM director.
SpectrUM’s visit to Ronan is sponsored by PPL Electric Utilities and the UM Center For Structural and Functional Neuroscience. Neuroscientists and staff from the center collaborated with spectrUM on the design and development of “The Brain.”
SpectrUM Discovery Area in Missoula is located in Skaggs Building Room 166 on the UM campus. It’s open to the public Thursdays from 3:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Teachers who would like to arrange class field trips to spectrUM, which cost $3.50 per student, can call 406-243-4828. To arrange for spectrUM to visit a school or organization, go to http://www.spectrum.umt.edu or call 406-243-4828.
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