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Live Q&A with USU's Spider Silk Lab

Flexible, lightweight, strong, biocompatible, and water-resistant. A material with all of these properties can mean life-changing medical devices, protective equipment, and even building materials. But who came up with this super product? Spiders! Can you imagine trying to farm spiders, which eat each other and yield relatively small quantities of silk? This is where spider silk expert, Justin Jones, comes in. Join us for a live Q&A with this USU researcher and professor to learn about how his lab is creating synthetic spider silk through the use of transgenic goats, bacteria, alfalfa, and even silkworms! Dr. Justin A. Jones is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Utah State University. Dr. Jones received his Ph.D. degree in biology from Utah State University in 2015. He has worked with spider silk and its recombinant forms since 1998 while attending the University of Wyoming.

This event is part of Antelope Island Spider Fest 2021! Join us through Facebook live on the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter Facebook page. Facebook Live Link: https://fb.me/e/1dDlmefbY



Holi Festival of Colors Spanish Fork

World’s Greatest Chant & Dance Party: Interactive Bollywood & Bhakti Dance, Mantra Bands, Dj’s, Yoga, Cuisine, Crafts, Color Throws on the Hour, Free Hugs, Lotsa Love Holi is the Festival of Colors, a traditional Indian holiday celebrated in our own innovative fashion. The Holi Festival takes its name from an evil witch who lived thousands of years ago. Her name was Holika. She had a boon not to be burned even if she stepped into fire. She misused this benediction to burn many babies by carrying them into fires. However, when she tried to do the same to a five year old Krishna devotee named Prahlad, she got burned instead, while Prahlad emerged from the fire unharmed. Prahlad\’s constant habit was to chant the names of God, Hare Krishna Hare Krshna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Thus taking shelter of the Lord through His Holy Names the Supreme protected him. This year, realizing that Holi has developed a national following especially among college festival-goers, we are preparing more parking and more colors (by far) than ever before. The music, the dance, the worship, the facilities — everything is being upgraded.

Tickets and items purchased are available for pick-up at the event. Unredeemed tickets purchased for previous Festivals of Colors that were postponed due to COVID-19 are redeemable at this event. Kids 12 and under are FREE. Purchase tickets here: https://on.spingo.com/e/Festival_of_Colors_Spanish_Fork_2021 For more information, visit: https://www.festivalofcolorsusa.com/festival-of-colors/festival-colors-spanish-fork-ut/