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The University of Nebraska State Museum's June Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will look at how fresh water is used for agriculture.

The museum and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute will present "Exploration of Water for Food," 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, at Morrill Hall south of 14th and Vine streets.

Seventy percent of the world's fresh water is used for agriculture. Ensuring there's enough is a complex challenge that requires an interdisciplinary approach, and the Water for Food Institute draws on expertise from faculty across the University of Nebraska's four campuses.

Sunday with a Scientist visitors will explore the world of water for food with activities focused on microbes, minerals, water use and consumption, and interactions between humans, animals and ecosystems.

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Presenters will lead visitors in a scavenger hunt through the "Minerals and Meteorites" exhibit to identify minerals found in soil and sediment, and kids can mold their own microbes with Play-Doh.

Sunday with a Scientist presentations highlight the work of scientists while educating children and families on topics related to science and natural history. More, museum.unl.edu.

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