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Q. How big is Body Venture? A. It is 45 x 50 feet. There must be space to walk completely around the outside of the exhibit once it is set up.

Q. How is Body Venture scheduled? A. Scheduling is done in April and May. Scheduling information is sent to all elementary principals, superintendents, school food service authorized representatives and to individuals who have requested it.

Q. How many volunteers are needed for Body Venture? A. Twelve to fifteen volunteers are required for set-up and take down of the exhibit. Twelve to twenty-four volunteers are needed as station presenters. If you have over 300 students and Body Venture will continue during the afternoon, you may want to have morning station presenters and another group of afternoon station presenters. Afternoon presenters can double as the take down crew.

Q. Is there a cost for Body Venture? A. Each school will pay $1.50 per student. There is a minimum charge of $100 and maximum of charge of $500 per day.

Q. How long does it take to set up Body Venture? A. Set up takes 2 to 2-1/2 hours.

Q. How long is required to take down Body Venture? A. Take down requires approximately 2 hours.

Q. What supplies do schools need to provide for Body Venture? A. Nothing is required. Everything needed for the exhibit arrives with the Body Venture truck.

Q. Do schools need to provide extension cords and tools? A. None - the exhibit sets up without tools and requires no electricity.

Q. Is Body Venture a "blow-up" exhibit or more like a tent? A. The exhibit consists of aluminum poles, fabric covers and fabric-covered panels that are about 3 x 6 foot.

Q. What ages of students can participate in Body Venture? A. Body Venture is designed for K-5 students. Preschoolers and students beyond the 5th grade may not participate in Body Venture. The information and activities are designed to engage K-5 students and are not appropriate for younger or older students.

Q. Is it OK to use high school students as Body Venture presenters? A. Mature high school juniors or seniors make good presenters, although an adult should still accompany each group of students through the exhibit. High school students are not prepared to handle discipline problems.

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