Kimmel’s AppleJack Festivities: Growing Your Seeds of Innovation!

We are looking forward to all the excitement AppleJack brings to our wonderful community of Nebraska City!
The University’s Kimmel Education and Research Center will be an innovation zone this weekend.  Taste, smell and experience all we have to offer Saturday, September 17 from 9 AM – 5 PM and Sunday, September 18 from 10 AM – 4 PM.
Here’s the press release….
University of Nebraska
Kimmel Education and Research Center
5985 G Road,  Nebraska City, Nebraska
Whether you love Apple Jack for the tasty festival food or you just love to experience something new and different, University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s Kimmel Education and Research Center, located on historic Kimmel Orchard, should be marked as a destination for your 2011 Apple Jack experience. Supporting Nebraska’s economy is this year’s theme.
Explore what makes Nebraska so great while enjoying demonstrations on a variety of topics throughout the day. Demonstrations include sampling of delicious new beef cuts, a book signing, bird watch walk, the beauty of fused glass, along with the science of making “gummy” worms.
Join us for our first Iron Chef competition hosted by UNL’s Food Science and Technology Club. This one time only event will be held on Saturday, September 17 at 11:30AM. Selected audience members will form teams and battle it out to construct the tastiest and most creative dish from the pantry items provided and our “mystery ingredient.”
The UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center’s labs will feature two UNL Extension Robotics programs. Learn how robotics can ignite your child’s enthusiasm for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Also, learn how the partnership between UNL Extension and First Lego League improves food quality by engaging youth to explore ways to prevent food contamination.
A variety of unique Nebraska businesses will also share their seeds of innovation.  Businesses will be selling a variety of food items and creative products. 

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Looking forward to seeing you here!
Dr. Connie

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