Nearly 400 children were registered for Cornell’s Bring a Child to Work day, April 26. They explored many areas of the Cornell campus, including the Johnson Art Museum, Cornell University Police facilities and the Dairy Barn. They also made cookies, cupcakes, snacks – and slime; stuck their hand in the fistulated cow and looked through a microscope; explored careers in horseshoeing, physics and the Reserve Officers Training Corps; and tried their hand at playing a musical instrument.
“Bring a Child to Work Day was a great success because of the creative and dedicated staff who shared information about their fields and fun activities with the children and their families,” said Cheryl McGraw, events coordinator for human resources. “Each year we offer new learning sessions, led by Cornell’s faculty, staff and students. Many thanks to everyone who participated.”
McGraw also thanked outreach and instruction librarian Lance Heidig and the staff of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in Kroch Library for opening the exhibit of the “Wizard of Oz” crystal ball a few days early so Bring a Child to Work Day participants could see it. About 420 people visited the exhibit.