Programs

Listed below are the programs for 2017 Take Your Child to Work Day. To register your child, go to the child registration page. Child registration will open on Monday, May 15th, 2017.

  • Administrative Adventures

    Ages 6 - 13.

    Your child will participate in fun, hands on activities that demonstrate the daily activities of our Administrative Personnel. Activities will include fingerprinting, interviewing a “new employee”, complete employee registration, review data and utilize office equipment to shred documents, make copies and create labels.

  • Band-aids, Bugs, and Boo Boos

    Ages 6 - 13.

    Explore the basics of first aid including splinting, proper hand washing, and more!

  • Build Your Own Virus

    Ages 6 - 13.

    Design and make a virus using craft supplies and learn about viruses that cause the flu, cold, and upset tummy.

  • Don't Monkey Around With Health

    Ages 6 - 13.

    Join us for a hands on demonstration on the importance of proper hand washing followed by a fun take home craft!

  • Drugs from Bugs, Shrubs and Slugs

    Ages 7 - 13.

    Way more than setting the blender on puree, this program will show how we go from samples we have collected in nature to chemicals ready for testing as possible new drugs. See our computer controlled robots in action and get to wear lab coats and goggles.

  • Fire and Ice

    Ages 6 - 13.

    We live in a relatively narrow range of temperatures (from 0 to about 110 degrees Fahrenheit). Come explore what happens to some everyday objects (and some not so everyday ones, too) when they are exposed to temperatures from -350 degrees to almost 2000 degrees!

  • Fish and Frogs

    Ages 6 - 13.

    At USACHER, various aquatic organisms are used to see if the water is safe and other important scientific studies. This session will show the organisms, their uses, and how to culture them. See the zebrafish, African Clawed Frogs, and bluegill at USACEHR!

  • From DNA to Mice

    Ages 8 - 13.

    Children will learn about cells and genes. They will extract DNA from mouse cells. We will have newborn mouse pups and some a few days old for the children to see.

  • Interactive Natural Hazards Session

    Ages 6 - 10.

    Using an interactive augmented reality sandbox to simulate terrain and weather conditions, students will be able to learn about natural hazards and hazard mitigation in a fun, hands-on educational session.

  • Interactive Natural Hazards Session

    Ages 9 - 13.

    Using an interactive augmented reality sandbox to simulate terrain and weather conditions, students will be able to learn about natural hazards and hazard mitigation in a fun, hands-on educational session.

  • Mice in a Bubble

    Ages 6 - 13.

    Exploring the world of rodents living in a bubble. Learning about how to care for rodents in an isolator setting, how to properly handle rodents, and the importance animals have in the research field.

  • Pipetting in the Laboratory.

    Ages 6 - 13.

    A pipette is a laboratory tool used to transport or transfer a measured volume of liquid. This process of liquid transfer using a pipette is called pipetting. Join us to learn about various types of pipettes and their use in the laboratory.

  • Spool Strawberry or Banana DNA

    Ages 8 - 13.

    Come over to USACEHR where participants will get to isolate the DNA from strawberries or bananas! You'll extract the DNA and even get to keep the DNA in a small keepsake.

  • The Plant Doctors

    Ages 6 - 13.

    Plants get sick too, and just like for you, there are scientists who are trained to keep them healthy. Come find out what a plant doctor is and try your hand at testing plants for infections while you learn about how important plants are in the environment.

  • Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain with the Medical Museum

    Ages 6 - 13.

    Through interactive experiences, you will discuss TBI, brain safety and the sense of smell and hearing. You will also have the opportunity to handle a real brain.

  • What is Inside a Computer?

    Ages 6 - 13.

    Class explains the components of a desktop computer. This hands-on class allows children to assemble a desktop computer

  • Whose Blood Is It?

    Ages 6 - 13.

    There is a mystery to be solved and we need your help! Come learn the science of blood typing and find out whose blood was left at the crime scene!

  • You Be the Investigator

    Ages 6 - 13.

    There are a lot of scary diseases throughout the world. Scientific investigators create ways to protect people from these diseases. In “You Be the Investigator,” your job is to create a way to protect your patient (an egg) from these dangerous diseases. Using different building materials and your imagination, you will build a protective device and test it for safety on a challenging obstacle course. Then, you will learn about some of the diseases that scientists are studying.

  • You Can Build It

    Ages 6 - 13.

    Based on the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) Medical Prototype Development Laboratory, "You Can Build It" challenges the children to use raw craft materials to come up with medical solutions for Servicemembers on and off the battlefield.