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Volume 25  |  Friday, May 10, 2002  |  Number 8
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Dastow 2002

DASTOW 2002 had the biggest turnout ever, with an estimated 450 kids and family members of Fermilab employees and users taking part.

The world's highest-energy particle physics laboratory became the center for high-energy family activity on Daughters and Sons to Work Day at Fermilab, Thursday, April 25, 2002.

Virtually every corner of the lab was open for view- including a virtual reality demonstration of neutrino event simulations, courtesy of the Computing Division and the MiniBooNE experiment. DASTOW activities ranged from the buffalo herd to bird-watching, from tree-planting to Fire Department rescue operations, from the Cryo Show to women scientists and engineers urging girls and young women to "Go For It!" in technological careers.

Veteran herdsman Don Hanson gave visitors a tour of facilities used in caring for Fermilab's herd of American bison. And the first calves of the season offered a heartwarming touch to the day.


The Fermilab Fire Department demonstrated the Jaws of Life in simulating a rescue from a car wreck.

Jerry Zimmerman's Cryo Show ended the day with a bang.

Women scientists and engineers discussed their careers on the Go For It! panel.

The audience in Wilson Hall's Virtual Reality room learned about neutrinos, and donned special polarizing spectacles to view the 3-D simulations.The audience in Wilson Hall's Virtual Reality room learned about neutrinos, and donned special polarizing spectacles to view the 3-D simulations.

A chilly, windy day didn't dampen spirits on Peter Kasper's Early Bird Walk.

Planting a tree is a treat for everyone-and so is a hot dog lunch, even on a chilly day.Planting a tree is a treat for everyone-and so is a hot dog lunch, even on a chilly day.


On the web:
DASTOW 2002
http://www.fnal.gov/faw/dastow/


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