New Brunswick, N.J. – The Equine Science Center at Rutgers University will host its annual “Summer Showcase” from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at the Equine Exercise Physiology Laboratory on College Farm Road on the George H. Cook Campus in New Brunswick. The Summer Showcase, similar to an open house, is a FREE event that is open to the public and perfect for any and all equine enthusiasts, ages 8 and up.
Dr. Karyn Malinowski, Director of the Equine Science Center, will welcome guests and explain why horses are an excellent animal model to study and what type of research is conducted at the Center. Guests will also have an opportunity to experience the thrilling demonstration of a horse galloping at full speed on the 21-foot equine treadmill. Always a crowd favorite, the demo is sure to get one’s adrenaline-pumping and heart-racing!
After the treadmill demonstration, guests will learn all about equine anatomy with RU Wish Bone, the life-sized horse skeleton. This year a new interactive activity will be added to test what attendees learn with “Horse Legs – RU A Skeletal Expert?”.
A short lesson on the benefits of rotational grazing, and how to successfully plan a pasture, will be followed by the new “Pasture Planning” interactive tile game. This hands-on game will allow attendees to design their own pasture showcasing the importance of rotating horses on horse farms, and how this environmentally friendly method will keep pastures usable throughout the growing period.
Finally, a tour of the Equine Exercise Physiology Laboratory will include an update on the recent research taking place in the lab. Attendees will be treated to a demo using some of the lab equipment to run an experiment in the “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff” demo. Here attendees will learn about how research into sweat can provide ways to better recover after exercise.
There is no charge for the Summer Showcase; however, guests must register in advance at https://go.rutgers.edu/ESCShowcase2022. All attendees will also leave with their very own copy of the new “Equine Science 4 Kids!” Activity Book.
For additional information, contact Kyle Hartmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 848-932-9419.