Grand Rapids Community College hosted a Community Science Day today for local children and adults to participate in hands-on science and health-related activities.

The event took place in GRCC's science center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There were a number of sessions that covered a range of topics including: nutrition, sugar consumption, genetics and plenty more.

Lore Gibbard is a teaching student at GRCC who helped out at the Community Science Day.

"Science can be exciting," she said. "It doesn't always have to be about 'this how the scientific method works,' but it's visual and it shows things that they already know in their life but in a different way."

Additionally, there were activities for children like arts and crafts, obstacle courses and lab tests. John Ball Zoo also brought in some animals for a traveling zoo.

"Kids are really kinesthetic and they are very visual," said Gibbard. "We see them wanting to mix the milk together or wanting to make a thunderstorm and that makes a lot of sense. So they learn in a way that's tactile."

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