For the fifth year in a row, Rushford will become a place where big ideas come in very small packages, as the Rushford Institute for NanoTechnology (RINTek) hosts its Annual Nano/Emerging Technology Day Saturday at Rushford-Peterson High School.
A free youth Nano Camp and a free public conference will make for a full day of action and learning for all ages.
The day begins with a fundraising bicycle ride, the Nanotek Trek, where riders can choose routes from 10 to 50 miles through the spectacular Root River valley.
A Youth Nano Camp for middle and high school students includes hands-on activities and a free box lunch..
For the wider public, a conference on Emerging Applications and Activities is offered from 1 to 4 pm. A range of lectures and activities will take place; all are free and open to the public.
One of the speakers will be Goodview resident Jack Weimerskich, a retired TRW engineer, who will introduce the conference and activities of the newly formed Emerging Technologies Committee.
Additional learning opportunities for people interested in education and business development will be available throughout the afternoon.