Events

Tsukuba PhD Kids Program 2017

Updated:July 13, 2017 (Thursday)

Tsukuba PhD Kids program is sponsored by the Tsukuba Board of Education to allow elementary and junior high school students to visit and experience various research programs in the institute. The Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NARO (NIAES) has become an observation facility of Tsukuba PhD Kids program for the year 2017. The program includes (1) Insect collection classroom (2) Summer Open Day (3) Let's look under the surface -Micro monolith-making. For the program 1 and 3 reservation is necessary.

1. Insect collection classroom

The main objective of this program is to investigate the name of insects collected in the NIAES campus and to make a specimen of them. (In case of rain the program will be conducted inside the classroom).

Date & Time

July 25, 2017 (Tue) 9:30~12:00 (Maximum 20 kids)
※ Please check the application method.
July 26, 2017 (Wed) 9:30~12:00 (Maximum 20 kids)

Eligibility

Elementary school students (3rd grade or higher)

Place

Entrance hall, Research main building, Institute for Agro - Environmental Sciences, NARO

Things to bring: drinks, insect basket, insect trapping net (if you have)
Clothing: Hat, long-sleeves with long trousers, Long shoes or exercise shoes (sandals are not allowed)

2. Summer Open Day

This year's theme for the Summer Open Day is "Food and Agriculture Experience: Let's play and learn". There will be lots of tips and ideas that will help schoolchildren in preparing their homework during the summer vacation. And various activities and events designed for both parents and children to enjoy.

Date & Time

July 29, 2017 (Sat) 9:30~16:00 (Reservation is not necessary)
Click here for more details.
http://www.naro.affrc.go.jp/english/events/076125.html

3. Let's look under the surface -Micro monolith-making

Observing the soil layers present in the hole dug in the ground inside the NIAES campus and prepareing micro monoliths (soil specimen).

Date & Time

9th August 9, 2017 (Wed) 9:30~12:00 (Maximum 20 kids)

Eligibility

Elementary school students (3rd grade or higher)

Place

NIAES main research building (Entrance hall)
Things to bring: drinks.
Clothing: hat, long-sleeves shirt and long trouser, long shoes or exercise shoes (sandals are not allowed)

Application Method:

Please send the below details by fax or mail. In the case of exceeding the maximum number of applications, we will select by lottery method.
E-mail: niaes_kouhou@ml.affrc.go.jp
FAX: 029-838-8199

1. Insect collection classroom

(1) Specify the expected date of participation July 25 or July 26.
(2) Name of Participant (Katakana)
(3) Grade
(4) Address · Zip Code
(5) Telephone number (Parents contact number)
(6) Parking space (need or not needed)

Deadline: July 17, 2017 (until 5:00 PM)
Result of the selection process will be notified to all applicants by July 19th July.
3. Let's look under the surface -Micro monolith-making

(1) Participant's name in Furigana
(2) Grade
(3) Address · Zip Code
(4) Telephone number (Parents contact number)
(5) Parking space (need or not needed)

Deadline: August 1, 2017 (until 5:00 PM)
Result of the selection process will be notified to all applicants by August 2, 2017.

Important Points

※ If brothers, sisters and friends participate together, you can apply for up to 3 people together. In that case, please fill in all the names, phonetic / grades of each members.
※ One member is allowed per application. Since it will be invalid when multiple applications are submitted, please be careful when applying with friends.
※ Please understand that we do not reply to receipt confirmation of application.
※ We do not use the obtained personal information for purposes other than this event.

Address

3-1-3 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8604, Japan

Transportation

From Tokyo
  • Take the JR Joban Line from Ueno Station and get off at Ushiku Station. From the West Exit, take the Kantetsu Bus bound for Tsukuba Center, Tsukuba-Daigaku-Chuo, Yatabe-Shako, or Seibutu-Ken-Owashi and get off at Nougyo-Kankyo-Gijutsu-Kenkyusho-Mae.
  • Take the Tsukuba Express Line from Akihabara Station and get off at Tsukuba Station. Take the Tsuku Bus ‘Nambu Shuttle’ and get off at Norin Danchi Chuo
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  • From Tokyo International Airport (Narita)
  • Take the Kantetsu or Keikyu Bus bound for Tsukuba Center and get off at Tsukuba Center (in front of Tsukuba Station). Take the Tsuku Bus ‘Nambu Shuttle’ and get off at Norin Danchi Chuo.
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