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September 28, 2021 @ 8:45 am – 3:15 pm EDT
Do you know what happens to gum when you’ve finished chewing it? 80-90% of chewing gum is not disposed of properly. It’s the second most common form of litter after cigarette butts. Don’t get rid of that gum so fast, it can be recycled into boots, rubber ducks, even the soles of your shoes.
In this workshop, we will experiment with the natural rubber polymer. Chewing bubble gum to discover the properties and materials that make up this polymer and learning about Materials Science Trailblazer Anna Bullus.
Food Allergy and Sensitivity warning: This is a food science workshop. We will be using Glee gum base which contains natural rubber and soy. Not suitable for those with latex and soy sensitivities. Some ingredients are processed in facilities that also process milk, egg, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, and soybeans.
COVID Measures will be in place for this in-person workshop. It will be limited to small groups of 4-6 people. Please review our COVID Waiver before registering for this workshop.
All materials included.
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