RELLIS Campus Festival and Open House set for Oct. 5

The Texas A&M University System RELLIS Campus Festival and Open House will be held on Oct. 5 from 2-8 p.m at the RELLIS Campus, 3100 Texas Highway 47, Bryan.

RELLIS Campus has been under construction for the past three and a half years, and Texas A&M University Chancellor John Sharp has invited the public to come out and see the campus up close and take a look at what else is yet to come. 

The event is free and open to the public and will provide entertainment, food and fireworks. Free T-shirts will be available to the first 1,000 people. 

Texas A&M AgriLife will host several exhibits for the open house, including: 

Texas Barbecue at Texas A&M University – Learn about the art and science of barbecue including beef and pork cuts used most commonly and information about selection, grades, trimming, seasoning, smoking and serving.  

Healthy Texas – Discover ways to prepare quick and healthy breakfast and lunch and other nutritious options. Healthy Texas is dedicated to providing families with the knowledge needed to take control of their own health. 

The Gardens at Texas A&M University – Join the Junior Master Gardener Program in capturing tiny specimens and studying them up close. The Leach Teaching Gardens will host Bubbles and Blooms to help decide what blooms to place on your fall porch, and there will be an opportunity to blow soap bubbles. 

Texas A&M AgriLife Water University – Texas Plants segment will offer information on how to grow wildflowers, trees and shrubs, and perennials to add some color to your garden. The Rainwater Harvesting segment will include the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and reducing the effect stormwater has on the environment. 

Texas A&M Forest Service – Wildfire response and prevention will have wildland firefighters, a bulldozer and a wildland fire engine all available for viewing. Learn how to protect your home from wildfires and snag a photo with Smokey the Bear.

Individual AgriLife events will be held throughout the afternoon. 

  • 2:30-3 p.m. – The Gardens: Bug Sucker Insect Craft. 
  • 3-3:30 p.m. – Texas Barbecue: Overview of Beef and Pork.
  • 3:30-4 p.m. – Healthy Texas: Build a Better Breakfast – Yogurt Parfaits. 
  • 4-4:30 p.m. – Water University: Texas Plants. 
  • 4:30-5 p.m. – The Gardens: Bubbles and Blooms. 
  • 5-5:30 p.m. – Texas Barbecue: Overview of Beef and Pork. 
  • 5:30-6 p.m. – Healthy Texas: Build a Better Lunch – Salad in a Jar. 
  • 6-6:30 p.m. Water University: Rainwater Harvesting. 

RSVP to the event on the RELLIS Facebook page.   

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