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This program is SOLD OUT.

Quantum Effects in Nature at Mezzacello

Program Dates/Times: July 15th-19th (9am-12pm) | Open to rising 5th-8th Graders, ages 11-14

  • Starts Jul 15
  • 50 US dollars
  • Mezzacello Urban Farm (33 N 20th St Columbus, Ohio 43203)

About this Program

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. IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: 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. 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. Program sold out? You can register to be on our waitlist. We will notify you if and when a spot opens up!

Cancellation Policy

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. Registration cancellations and requests for refunds must be made via phone call or email. PAST must cancellation requests no later than 30 days prior to the first day of the event/program. After the above deadline, no refunds of any type, including no-shows, are given. Any fees associated with a credit card payment will be assessed before submitting a refund. Requests may be e-mailed to or mailed to 1003 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH, and must include the following information: - Registrant's name and email address - Event/program name and date(s) Extraordinary Circumstance: Exception to the rules above — Refunds may be granted if a registrant is unable to attend the event/program due to a family death, or other extraordinary circumstance. In such a circumstance, please contact PAST by email with the specifics of the situation. A review shall be conducted by PAST management. Decision on whether approval was granted shall be emailed to the requestor. PAST reserves the right to modify this Cancellation/Refund Policy at its discretion. Any such revision or change will be binding and effective immediately after posting of the revised Cancellation/Refund Policy on our website. Contact us via email at

Contact Details


Past Foundation, Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH, USA

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