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* Thousands of children, adults enjoy a wide array of activities at Spring Fest (2:20)

Kids of all ages celebrate season at Spring Fest

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -
Gretchen Mann gets to know a tropical millipede
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Spring Fest took place at various locations across campus. In its ninth year as a campuswide event, Spring Fest this year drew attention to the lighter side of higher education with hands-on games, experiments and programs.

Returning favorites included exhibits and activities from more than 25 Purdue colleges and departments. Highlights included the 44th annual School of Veterinary

Thomas Kennell gets seismic shock demo 
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Medicine Open House, which featured zoo animals and exotic breeds, and the Bug Bowl.

New this year was the Purdue Fashion Association's J'adore la Mode Fashion Show where student designers enrolled in an apparel design and technology course showcased a year's worth of garment designs.

 

 

 

 

PHOTO CAPTIONS:

Gretchen Mann, 4, from Indianapolis, cautiously gets to know a tropical millipede with the help of Purdue sophomore Justine O'Neill, a psychology major from Valparaiso, Ind., at the Purdue Bug Bowl Insect Petting Zoo, part of the annual Spring Fest celebration that took place April 14-15 at Purdue. (Purdue News Service photo/David Umberger)

A publication-quality photo is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/images/+2007/bugbowl07.jpg

Thomas Kennell, 8, from West Lafayette, gets a demonstration of seismic shock and earthquake magnitude from Gordon Emore, a Purdue doctoral candidate in earth and atmospheric sciences from Lafayette. The demonstration was part of the annual Spring Fest celebration April 14-15 at Purdue. (Purdue News Service photo/Dave Umberger)

A publication-quality photo is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/images/+2007/springfest07-science.jpg

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