September 18, 2013 08:50
Guelph, ON - August 22 - September 2, EquiMania! made an impact at its inaugural appearance at Minnesota State Fair! Produced by Equine Guelph at the University of Guelph, EquiMania! is an interactive youth education program and exhibition designed to teach kids about horse health and safety. EquiMania! moved in at the Minnesota State Fair horse barn and that is where the replicated display will stay for the next five years to cater to a whole new audience in the U.S.
EquiMania! features several interactive components that teach anatomy and biology of horses with scale models and real bones. Equine Guelph is well known for its online educational pathways for horse enthusiasts starting with EquiMania! and ranging up to the Equine Science Certificate and accredited diploma program. Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph, says, "We are thrilled to be partnering with Minnesota State Fair and extending educational opportunities in a way that makes learning fun. That's EquiMania!"
The Equine Guelph team greeted throngs of fair visitors 2nd largest fair in the United States visited by almost 1.8 million people and this is what they had to say:
"Very helpful! Great information, I LOVED it. I'm in college for Equine Science and this exhibit is AMAZING!" - Michaela
"Wonderful! Informative and so much fun! My 6 year old says it's the best thing he saw at the fair." - Veronica
"Excellent display & teaching! This is the most fun I've had (and the most I've learned) in the horse barn in 34 consecutive years at attendance. I'm a physician - the comparative anatomy lesson was fascinating!"
Agriculture education manager of the Minnesota Fair, Michelle Butler declares, "EquiMania! was a fantastic addition to our fair as it aligned with our fair's mission to educate and involve our guests by providing a showcase that is innovative, entertaining and fun. The response to the exhibit was overwhelmingly positive! We are thrilled to have partnered with Equine Guelph to bring EquiMania! to the Minnesota State Fair for the next several years."
EquiMania! will share their popular exhibit with more venues in the United States, teaching horse enthusiasts about safety and horse health in a fun interactive way thanks to this fabulous partnership.
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Equine Guelph is the horse owners' and care givers' Centre at the University of Guelph. It is a unique partnership dedicated to the health and well-being of horses, supported and overseen by equine industry groups. Equine Guelph is the epicentre for academia, industry and government - for the good of the equine industry as a whole. For further information, visit www.EquineGuelph.ca.
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