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Market Science Is Back!

This summer at the Minneapolis Midtown Farmer's Market

Market Science

Market Science, the collective of scientists from the University of Minnesota, are back in 2016, sharing science through hands-on learning activities for kids, answering scientific questions for market goers, and facilitating dialogue between researchers and their communities. Explore the summer schedule below and be sure to visit Market Science on Saturdays this summer.

The Midtown Farmers Market is located at the intersection of East Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue, on the eastern half of 2225 E. Lake Street, between the Minneapolis Public Education’s Adult Basic Educations Building and the Hiawatha Line Lake Street/Midtown light rail station. 


DateFeatured topic
May 7Dynamic trees: Water and trees in spring time
May 15Tropical forests
May 21Fungi with a FUN guy: Feasts, famines and fungi
May 28Birds
June 4Atoms, colors and changes in our chemical world
June 11Pollinators: The buzz about bees
June 18Getting down to core: Lake sediment and climate change research
June 25Genes, genomes and GMOs
July 8Ethnobotany: Botany of the market
July 16Healthy prairies
July 23Pollen and plant development
July 30Bioreactors to improve water quality
August 6Geology
August 13Entomology: Wide world of pollinators and insect appreciation
August 20Ecology and evolution of Mexican food
August 27Flowering plant diversity and extreme adaptations
September 3Butterflies
September 10Wheat and oats
September 17Plant chemicals: The good, the bad and the beautiful
September 24Mycology with the Mycology Club
October 1Trees in MN: Shedding leaves and surviving winter
October 8Can you dig it? The secrets of soil health
October 15Biological Cooperation
October 22Amphibians
October 29Weird plants


April, 2016