NARO Open House
As part of the Science and Technology Week, various research institutes in Tsukuba open up their facilities to the public around the middle of April every year. The major objective is to provide the general public an overview of what kind of research is being done at various laboratories. The NARO institutes and centers open its doors to the public for two days during the Science and Technology Week, and organizes exhibits, demonstrations, craft-making, special lectures and other activities focusing on agriculture and food research.
A NARO Open House is also scheduled during the summer vacation to allow children to get close to science. This event offers tips and ideas for the children’s homework for the summer holidays. Activities include mini-presentations, hands-on experiences etc. focusing on things related to our daily life.
To provide the public with an understanding of NARO’s agricultural research, NARO’s researchers deliver a friendly lecture on topics on their special fields in Tsukuba Agriculture Research Hall on the second Saturday of every month.
NARO runs a Science Camp, which provides high school students with full-scale experiments and practical training in science and technology. It is sponsored by the Japan Science and Technology Agency.
Tsukuba Agriculture Research Hall
The Tsukuba Agriculture Research Hall presents the history and the latest research results of Japanese agriculture, forestry and fisheries. The exhibit hall features exhibits recent research achievements and newly developed technologies for agriculture, forestry and fisheries while it explains the importance of agriculture, exhibiting the history of farming technology that has sustained the agriculture of Japan.