Workshops and Trainings


Guar Giant Bubble Workshop

The SBAR New Mexico Team hosted a guar giant bubble workshop for middle school youth (aged 12-13 years) at the 4-H Youth Get Away 2019 in Glorieta, New Mexico. During the workshop, students had fun making giant bubbles, learned the science behind how bubbles work, what bubbles are made of, and gained a better understanding of how components of a bubble mixture contribute to its shape, color, size, and longevity.

The workshop was about one hour consisting of an introduction to bubbles, a hands-on giant bubble activity, and a follow-up discussion with participants about what they learned.

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Guar Giant Bubble Workshop
Guar Giant Bubble Workshop

Guar and Guayule Antioxidant Activity

The SBAR New Mexico Team developed a youth workshop in collaboration with New Mexico State University Doña Ana County Cooperative Extension Service hosted in April 2020. Students participating in this workshop learned why and how plants can be used to prevent and treat diseases. They prepared extracts from guar seeds and guayule leaves rich in antioxidants, and tested their antioxidant activities on the stable free radical 2,2 Diphenyl-1 picrylhydrazyl (DPPH).

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Students preparing extracts from guar seeds and guayule leaves
Students preparing extracts from guar seeds and guayule leaves.

Extraction and Quantification of Phenolic Compounds from Guayule and Guar

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