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K-State Olathe
22201 W. Innovation Dr.
Olathe, KS 66061-1304

913-541-1220
913-541-1488 fax
olatheinfo@k-state.edu

Activities

FIRST FLOOR

American Association of Industry Veterinarians 

What do veterinarians do? More than you think! Check out some of the possible jobs besides clinical practice in which veterinarians are involved, including both human and animal health. The American Association of Industry Veterinarians is a great source of career exploration and professional development.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Are you smarter than a Wildcat? 

Take a spin on the prize wheel and test your K-State IQ. 
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

K-12 challenges 

K-12 students are challenged to use engineering, science, problem-solving and creativity to complete a series of contests. Activities include the following activities from
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Wildcat Adventure Hat: make your own paper hat with purple construction paper, and decorate as you'd like.  Wear it proudly all during Open House, and beyond!

  • Dancing Food Colors-experiment with cream, food coloring, and Q-tips to make drops of food coloring move like you’ve never seen before.

  • Tumbling Tower-take turns with a partner to remove cardboard tubes one at a time, Jenga-style, while keeping cardboard sheets stable.

  • Make a Mini-Roomba- (for middle school age only, while supplies last) Make your own toothbrush robot to clean under your bed. 

K-State Research and Extension  

Learn about the services K-State Research and Extension provides in the Kansas City regional area. Get information, advice and tips for lawns and gardens, healthy lifestyles and nutritious snacks, successful aging, financial management, wildlife management, and fun opportunities for youth development.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Great Plains Room

Live sports radio broadcast

Sports Radio 810 WHB is doing a live broadcast of their morning show from K-State Olathe's Open House.  
9 a.m. to noon, Bistro

Maxxam Food Safety  

Dive into the world of food safety with Maxxam. Learn how bacteria grows and why it's important for companies to test food products and pet food for these microorganisms. Stop by and learn about this important work and the services available from Maxxam.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

American Royal

Visit the American Royal booth to learn about the mission of the organization and upcoming events including educational programs, rodeos, livestock shows, equine competitions, and the World Series of Barbecue. Kids at this booth are encouraged to launch their creative spirit through agricultural art projects.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

  

SECOND FLOOR 

Lego Rockets

Bring the kids by the Adult Learning and Leadership booth and let them exercise their creativity in engineering rockets with legos. Participants can use templates or design their own.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Graduate and undergraduate programs 

Explore several of the graduate-level programs that offer courses at K-State Olathe. Programs include adult learning and leadership, master of agribusiness, horticulture with an emphasis in urban food systems, master of public health, professional science master’s, school counseling and veterinary biomedical science, as well as hospitality management (undergraduate). 
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Rooms 221-223

Kids' Corner 

Dive into tons of fun at the Kids' Corner. Activities include free face painting and K-State coloring pages. 
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Hallway outside Room 227.

Tomato-ToMAHto! 

Come get a free Cherokee Purple tomato plant and learn about horticulture happenings at K-State. The Horticulture Research and Extension Center-Olathe is home to many programs in the areas of food crops, flowers and turfgrass
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Gardening Central

Stop by the Urban Food Systems table to learn about our educational offerings, research and community events. Let us help you get your garden started with our transplant sale. We'll be offering a variety of transplants to meet your gardening needs. Proceeds go towards our UFS programming including urban farm study tours, community programming such as our Food for Thought Film Series and workshops. 

Strike a pose

Grab a friend (or friends), some props and then picture yourself having fun at Open House — literally — with a photo booth. Use #KStateOpenHouse to tag yourself and others in the pics on Facebook and then hang the photo strip on your fridge.   
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.Room 223.

Animals and you! 

Learn about animal anatomy and other interesting facts about animals and the human-animal connection. Kids can enjoy coloring pages with farm animals, while older participants can take the Funny Bone quiz and submit answers for a book drawing. Learn how relationships with pets can make the world a better place by significantly improving human health and the quality of life. Also, learn about educational opportunities associated with animal health at K-State Olathe, including the veterinary biomedical science graduate program. 
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Passport

Don't forget to pick up a canvas tote bag (one per family) and a passport from the reception area.  Return passports here for prizes when you leave.