AAAS Shares Spring Science at the White House


Hundreds of children and students found that the South Lawn of the White House was a great place to do research, as they studied seeds and the growth and development of lima beans at an AAAS—Science exhibit on the science of spring.

South Lawn scientists. Gabriel Caprio, 4, sorts seeds at the 2010 AAAS exhibit.
[Credit: B. Somers/AAAS]

“We are very pleased to have been invited once again to showcase science at the White House Egg Roll,” said AAAS CEO and Science Executive Publisher Alan I. Leshner. “Watching both children and their parents be fascinated by the ‘science of spring’ is a true delight for anyone interested in engaging the public with science.”

The booth, developed by AAAS’s Education and Human Resources staff, featured a seed dissection table and microscope stations to inspect pollen, petals, and sprouts. Children from all 50 states attended the annual White House event, which this year featured games, stories, and other activities focused on healthy eating and exercise.