Hundreds gather for annual science potpourri

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Hundreds of kids gathered at the UAF Reichardt building for the annual science potpourri.
The event and fake volcano's, simulated clouds and maps in the sand.
Children and adults alike where able to learn about the scientific process and the work that is done at the university.
There were dozens of tables with different experiments.
Kids where able to eat ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, and watch a NASA mining robot in action.
Javier Fochesaddo, an atmospheric science professor, talked about the importance of having events like this for young people.
"People will observe a phenomena, so we are discussing about that, and then they will observe the phenomena and that will give an experience that is something that is unforgettable," Fochesaddo said. "And then whether you will continue doing science or not, this is a different thing. But the appreciation for science and what science means in our civilization and our human development actually is absolutely very important. "