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Pag, 22 Wednesday, August 1, 2001 Some of the possibilities for explo- How fast can you really throw a ten- ration inv .b manipulating the robotic nis ball? Or what about cuddling a pygmy arm, creating man-sized soap bubbles, hedgehog? They do exist, you know. using radar to measure their pitching speed, taking the sense of smell chal- That and many other amazing ques-lenge, dancing in the wall of light, cre- tions will be answered, along with ones ating high-tech music, exploring the you didn't even know you had, as Wild Rube Goldberg machine, and much Science once again visits the Plumas- more. Sierra County Fair. Wild Science also involves giving fair- Wild Science is not only educational, goers an opportunity to see and some- but as children and adults alike get times interact with animals and rep- involved, they discover just how much tiles they've probably never seen fun they can have. before. The Wild Science attraction was cre- While the pygmy hedgehogs are the ated so that families and children could darlings of this part of the Wild Science experience the mysterious and enter- program, there are interesting reptiles, taining aspects of science and technolo- such as enormous turtles, and creepy- gy in a casual environment without crawlies to attract everyone's attention having to sift through facts and infor- and stimulate their curiosity. mation. Wild Science will once again be held In this setting, learning occurs at the rear section of the Exhibit through hands-on interaction with var- Building. ious exhibits, rather than through signs and information. Bull riding and the challenge it brings is the Friday night performance in the Grandstands arena. It's one of the Plumas-Sierra County audience to its feet as they cheer and Fair's most anticipated events as the clap for their favorites in the arena. annual hull riding competition takes The object is for the bull to buck and place Friday, Aug. 10. the cowboy to stay on while earning Riders and powerful bulls are pitted points with the skill of his ride. against one another, often bringing the Fun In The Sun In 2001 Plumas.S|erra Wild Science will once again be entertaining children and adults in the Exhibit ence projects, unusual animals and reptiles will be available to provide hands-on ences. Road INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR Damage Free Towing RV & Truck Towing & Repairs 24 Hr 7 days Emergency Towing & Service Calls Local & L-ong Distance Most Insurance & Credit Cards Accepted Lockouts Jumpstar s and Much More $5.00 off for any service with this ad 612 W. Main St., Quincy