March 15 - 25, 2017

2017 Festival Events

Displaying 1 - 25 of 73 events

03-15-2017

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Wed, 03/15/2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Come on out for this award-winning STEAM Showcase! See 40 ground-breaking, interactive exhibits! Hands-on science at its best.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 15
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Wed, 03/15/2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Sean Connolly, author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, and more, has a new book: The Book of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science! Sean will explain and demonstrate the scientific principles behind all kinds of sports including the movement of knuckleballs, hang time, and karate chops.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 15

03-16-2017

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Thu, 03/16/2017 -
8:30am to 4:30pm

Are you wanting to help your school become more STEAM focused but not sure how? Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) invites you to the 2017 STEAM Leadership Institute. This event will feature interactive, educational sessions, engaging STEAM focused work groups, and panel sessions with experts in the field.

Audience(s):
  • Adults
  • Educators
All Dates:
  1. Mar 16
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Thu, 03/16/2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Tag along on a walking tour with two geologist-educators to see the beautiful building stones and folded natural rock layers of Midtown Atlanta. Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia, teams up with highly sought guest speaker from Georgia Mineral Society and Atlanta Geological Society, Bill Waggener, to interpret the stories that rocks tell.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 16
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Thu, 03/16/2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Holmes to DNA, explains the gruesome gore and guts of how forensic science works. It won't be pretty, but it will be fun -- from the first test for arsenic poisoning in the 1700s to fingerprinting, firearm and blood spatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the important milestones in between!

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 16
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Thu, 03/16/2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

What are the intersections and shared pathways of science and spirituality, of physics and faith, of biology and belief? Belief in a loving God may be nice if you have it, but what if you aren't wired that way? What if your main mode of being is by thinking, wondering, and questioning? Who says the only way to encounter the holy is through faith? Can people connect via the mind, or intellectualism, or reasoning? A panel of local scientists and theologians will explore and offer a wide range of insights and offerings in a safe space for open dialogue.

Audience(s):
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 16

03-18-2017

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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
9:00am to 2:30pm

Join us for bilingual workshops, fun hands-on activities for the entire family, a college fair, a majors fair, as well as an inspirational panel with Latino college students, parents, professors, and other professionals.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
9:30am to 4:00pm

Art and science collide in this exhibit featuring the microscopic photography of Dr. Robert Simmons (GSU Biology). “Art from the Sea” features the unseen beauty of both light- and electron-microscopic images of sea life and the unseen effects of man’s impact on our oceans. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the mystery and complexity of what we cannot see with the naked eye!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
9:30am to 4:00pm

Explore four floors of hands-on science demonstrations from GSU departments and student groups. Learn about the science of ice-cream (and make some yourself), how scuba diving gear works, the wonders of 3-D printing and get a picture of yourself as a mad scientist! Identify various dinosaur footprints throughout the exhibits and exchange your scientific discoveries for a prize from our Discovery Day pop-up shop.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
9:30am to 4:00pm

Join us for several exciting hands-on experiences and experiments in Biology! We will feature three different lab experiments that you can perform in the areas of: Physiology, Genetics, and DNA Forensics.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
9:30am to 11:30am

Join an Atlanta Audubon Society volunteer and discover more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest, both permanent residents and visitors.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
9:30am to 4:30pm

Sending our appreciation to all educators out there! Educators will receive FREE admission to the Zoo! Learn how the Zoo Atlanta can support your students, receive free grade-specific take-home curriculum and meet animal ambassadors!

Audience(s):
  • Educators
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

DRONES! DRONES! DRONES! Drones flying everywhere around the location TBD! Bring your friends and family out to witness remotely operated drones showcasing how drones can be used for civilian use and potential careers as a drone pilot! While you are here, fly drones, participate in fun competitions and games, and see what it takes to be a drone pilot!

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Join the wearable technology craze and create your very own light up accessories. After a quick review on circuit basics, kids will be unleashed to use coin batteries and LEDs to create their own unique light up accessory. From jewelry, to head lamps, insect bag tags, and goggles, the STEAM possibilities are limitless! You even get to take your design and supplies home with you!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Build your own innovative car and bring it to Nerdy Derby for some fun, crazy racing. Or come and create your own personalized vehicle to speed down the 30+ foot track.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Come on out to Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve in Decatur and witness wildlife with regional experts in the field. Become ‘citizen scientists’ and perform a ‘bioblitz’ inventory of the preserve documenting birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, plants, trees and rocks!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Come on out to play with Robots and Pancake Bots! Kids will participate in two challenges: Robot Racing and Pancake Design. In the Robot Racing activity, we will learn basic coding and then get into teams for a friendly race competition with robots. The Pancake Design challenge will tap into your creativity in designing intricate pancakes and then 3D printing them with our PancakeBot. Yum!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Millions of years ago a massive magma chamber cooled below ground near Atlanta never erupting through to the surface. Now, we call it Stone Mountain. Join GSU Geosciences on a hike to explore this unique granite dome. You can start the hikes or swing by for an information session at the visitor center in Confederate Hall where the geologists will explore the history of this notable natural landmark.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Join scientists in the hunt to find and identify bugs, birds, plants, and more around Stone Mountain! Experts from Georgia State University, local organizations, and National Geographic’s Georgia Geographic Alliance can help YOU to discover more about species in your own backyard including use of the app iNaturalist to record observations and contribute to the growing library of mapping species around the world. Come to the visitor center at Confederate Hall for K-12 activities related to this mini “BioBlitz” and join on these quests in nature!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 12:30pm

How do scientists and engineers interact with a world too small to see? Learn how at Georgia Tech's Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology's. Explore how micro and nanoscale objects can be seen with powerful microscopes. Learn hands-on about unique properties at the nanoscale. Bring a sample (must be dry and smaller than an inch) to scan with our tabletop scanning electron microscope, and take home a digital copy of what we see.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Worms create healthier soil which leads to a more productive vegetable or flower garden. Explore the science behind how these kings of compost break down kitchen scraps, and see how you can put them to work for you. Come prepared to get dirty!

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Step right up and be a part of Circus Science! Immerse yourself in the circus arts while learning basic scientific principles that make these amazing feats of strength and balance possible.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm

This family-friendly event demonstrates what and how people are inventing, making and creating. It brings together Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Hackers, Scientists and Artists for a fair full of fun and inspiration. Come see what others are making and be inspired to tap into your own creativity!

Audience(s):
  • Preschool (age 0-4)
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Flesh-eating beetles can rapidly strip down a carcass leaving only the bare bones. Not only is that really cool, but it makes these beetles a valuable tool for science and scientific illustrators. Come and learn about the special set of tools of the scientific illustrator and try your hand at illustration.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Step right up and be a part of Circus Science! Immerse yourself in the circus arts while learning basic scientific principles that make these amazing feats of strength and balance possible.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18

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