Come one, come all to the 1st Annual Equis Science Fair hosted by The Grange is Issaquah, WA on October 21st, 2017. This is an equine education event like you’ve never experienced before! For young equestrians under 25, we are concocting a day of hands-on learning presented by equine professionals from across the country. Instructors include nutritionists, equine veterinarians, and other experts in the fields of equine health and wellness. They have been asked to think-outside the box to create a “no where else” teaching opportunity- no lectures, no PowerPoints- only guts (yes guts), test tubes, and models to help you understand the inner workings of the equus caballus .
Speaker and Activity List: As of October 15th, 2017
Karen R. Blake, DVM DACVS, Owner/Equine Surgeon at Northwest Equine Lameness and Podiatry: Preventing laminitis by regulating your horse’s diet intake and measuring body condition scores. Learn the Henneke Body Scoring System and how this is used in science to monitor your horse’s health.
Christine Warzecha, MS PAS, National Equine Technical Specialist for Diamond V: Exploring the Equine Digestive Tract- Help make a full size rendition of the equine gut using common household materials!
Thais McCoy, DVM, Owner of may valley Veterinary Services, PLLC: Long in the Tooth? Learn to age a horse by his teeth.
Crystal McRae, DVM, Owner Solas Equine Veterinary Inc PS: Dare to Eat Worms?- come learn about common equine parasites and their role in the digestive system. You may just have to eat one!
Natalie Shaw, BS PAS, Equine Specialist for CHS Nutrition: Make Your Own Horse Feed- Ever wondered what’s in those pellets? Learn about the individual ingredients and why they are in your horse feed. Then, make your own equine mix to take home!
Sasha King, King County Noxious Weed Control Board: POISON! And we don’t mean the heavy metal band! Identify common regional poisonous plants and how to avoid them.
Alicia Helsel, CHS Northwest: My horse drinks HOW much! Find out, in a very real way, how much your horse can drink in a day! Water is the most important nutrient in your horse’s diet, so a fun game about water consumption can’t be missed.
Shop the Grange: The Grange Supply is an active part of the equine community. Come see what they have to offer in the equine section.
Come be inspired! You can sign up at the event to enter our 1st Annual Equis Science Fair Competition! Submit a report of a well-designed scientific experiment about any number of equine topics by May 1st, 2018 to enter the competition. A one page hypothesis is due by January 31st, 2018 to register your research. Winners will be chosen to present their science experiments at the 2nd Annual Equis Science Fair in 2018.
Here’s what you need to do. First off, put the date on your calendar. Second, please send this information to the leader of youth equestrian group. We are asking that your organization’s leader sign you up as a group (discounts for groups of 5 or more). Youth equestrian groups may include USPC, OHSET, WASET, 4H/FFA, IEA, WSSH, OFEA, WSHSRA, university or college equestrian teams or vet students and every other organization out there with a youth component. Please understand that this unique educational event is intended for youth equestrians. Accompanying adults must be chaperones of one or more youth under the age of 25. Thank you for understanding.
All proceeds from the 2017 Equis Science Fair will benefit the Washington State Horse Park (WSHP) in Cle Elum, WA bringing them closer to their goal of providing a covered arena. When you click on the link HERE, you’ll be directed to the WSHP website for registration. Please register your individual or group (plus accompanying adults) before September 15th.
On-Line Before October 18th: Individual (under the age of 25): $8
On-Line Before October 18th: Group Rate: $5 per individual when signing up 5 or more members of a qualifying youth equestrian organization
On-Line or At-the-Door: Accompanying Adult $15
At the Door: Individual (under the age of 25): $12
At the Door: Group Rate: $10 per individual when signing up 5 or more members of a qualifying youth equestrian organization
For more information, please email or call Natalie Shaw, Equine Nutrition Specialist for CHS, at 406-599-7694 | Natalie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up NOW by clicking the following link. You will be directed to the Washington State Horse Park site for registration and payment. LINK to 1st ANNUAL EQUIS SCIENCE FAIR.