Create Great “Family Chemistry” at BASF’s Kids Lab

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Saturday lab workshops at Liberty Science Center are hands-on, fun and offer a great way to learn about chemistry and science

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We are excited to create chemistry with Liberty Science Center through our Kids Lab program, realizing that today’s students will be the thinkers, innovators and leaders of the future.

Following a successful launch of the Kids Lab program earlier this year, BASF is re-launching it at Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, New Jersey, on Saturday, Oct. 30. Designed for families with children ages 6-11, BASF’s Kids Lab offers a fun way to explore aspects of chemistry and science with hands-on experiments in a real lab setting.

Each two hour workshop led by an educator aims to give children and families a better appreciation for the dynamic world of science as they learn about concepts in chemistry. Families can even take many of their creations home. Children also receive a lab apron, a certificate of participation and other takeaway items. It’s the perfect weekend activity to do indoors.

“BASF has a fundamental commitment to sustainable development and, therefore, we strive to be conscientious corporate citizens, good neighbors and value-adding members of the communities in which we live and work,” said Robin Rotenberg, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer at BASF. “We are excited to create chemistry with Liberty Science Center through our Kids Lab program, realizing that today’s students will be the thinkers, innovators and leaders of the future.“

The Kids Lab program will run on the following dates:

  •     October 30;
  •     November 6, 13, 20;
  •     December 4, 11, 18;
  •     January 15, 22, 29;
  •     February 5, 12, 19, 26;
  •     March 5, 12, 19, 26;
  •     April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;
  •     May 7, 14, 21, 28; and
  •     June 4, 11, 18, 25.

Lab workshop location and session times:
Location within Liberty Science Center:    Jennifer A. Chalsty Center Gamma Lab
Morning session:                10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Afternoon session:                1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

*Topics Include: Superabsorber and Chromatography, Activated Charcoal and Slime, Red Cabbage Indicator and Hair Gel, Vitamin C and Body Lotion.

Information and Reservations:
Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve early. Each lab session costs $5.00 per person. As a special bonus, each Kids Lab participant will receive a $5.00 voucher that can be used to explore Liberty Science Center’s award winning exhibitions, see a film in the nation’s largest IMAX Dome Theater, or enjoy any of its other outstanding offerings. Vouchers are valid for up to one month after the date of your lab session.

To reserve your space or for more information, call 201.253.1310 or visit the Liberty Science Center Box Office.

Come enjoy learning about new concepts and ideas related to chemistry!

For a photo of BASF’s Kids Lab program in action, please click here: http://www.basf.us/pressphotos/10-27-10_BASFKidsLab.jpg

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Pictured are children learning about the pH scale, just one of the activities that were conducted during a session of BASF’s Kids Lab at Liberty Science Center.

About Liberty Science Center
Dedicated to providing transformative experiences that connect schools and society with science and technology, Liberty Science Center is the New Jersey-New York City region's largest education resource. Motivated by an innovative philosophy and enabled by a $109 million expansion and renewal, Liberty Science Center is bringing the excitement of science to students, educators, families and adults in engaging new ways and establishing a progressive benchmark for the science center field. Visit http://www.lsc.org or call 201.200.1000 to learn more about Liberty Science Center, located in Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ.

BASF - The Chemical Company.

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $13 billion in 2009. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, or to sign up to receive news releases by e-mail, visit http://www.basf.us.

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals and oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €50 billion in 2009 and had approximately 105,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at http://www.basf.com.

*Schedule and topics subject to change.

Media Inquiries:
Mary Meluso                Betsy Arnone
Liberty Science Center        BASF Corporation
201.253.1335                973.245.7865
mmeluso(at)lsc(dot)org            betsy.arnone(at)basf(dot)com

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