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Quantum Effects in Nature at Mezzacello
Quantum Effects in Nature at Mezzacello

Mon, Jul 15


Mezzacello 21st Century Urban Farm

Quantum Effects in Nature at Mezzacello

This one-week program runs from 9am-12pm on July 15th-19th. Open to rising 5th-8th Graders, ages 11-14.

Time & Location

Jul 15, 2024, 9:00 AM EDT – Jul 19, 2024, 12:00 PM EDT

Mezzacello 21st Century Urban Farm, 33 N 20th Street Columbus 43203

About This Event

New for 2024, we pulled out all of the molecular, atomic, and quantum aspects of our popular summer camps to introduce participants to the life on the farm that happens beneath the hood of nature. We will be exploring the relationships between energy and all matter from the level of ecosystems, down to the quarks and electronics and the weird but useful way they can be used at Mezzacello Urban Farm. Quantum Effects extends all our summer camps with practical hands-on ways of visualizing how life builds on itself.

Quantum systems that will be studied include the biomimicry of insect wings and chicken eyes and how they influenced digital photography. Study quantum tunneling and the impact that it has on energy production, DNA synthesis, and protein folding. Lastly, explore light, color, and the role of the visible and invisible spectrums on chlorophyll, nitrogen fixation, water synthesis, and molecular bonding.

A prior knowledge of quantum physics is not necessary. If you are at all curious about life, there will be something for you in this program!

The key focus of this camp is exploring the molecular and physical mechanics which underly our entire society and our work at Mezzacello. The integration of design thinking, chemistry, simple processes, and biological systems, as well as Robotics, Automation Systems, Data and Modeling Tech, and energy systems allow participants to better achieve sustainability. There will be mud, manure, dirt, and live animals as well as power generation, chemistry, robots, sensors, power systems, and biology labs. The math is baked into the experience – just like it is in nature.


The camp requires that all students come prepared to learn on a working farm and use tools responsible way. That means long pants and access to sterilizable rubber boots.

If these are not available, a pair can be provided for a nominal extra fee.

Experience with animals is a plus, but NOT mandated.

Program sold out? You can register to be on our waitlist. We will notify you if a spot opens up!

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  • Quantum Effects in Nature

    Sale ends: Jun 02, 11:41 AM EDT

    Minimum Registration Requirement: If registration for a program offering is less than the minimum number (10), the program will not be offered at that time. You will be notified if the program does not meet the minimum number You will receive an email a week prior to the start of the program with information regarding location, paperwork, drop off and pick up time, along with the culminating program presentation information. Please fill out the student forms for participation in this program.




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