I had the pleasure of meeting Jordan Rose and Meisa Salaita, ASF co-directors to talk about the upcoming Atlanta Science Festival, a huge citywide event that connects everyone in the metro region to science. The Festival debuted last spring with over 30,000 people attending over a hundred events throughout the week. These events were great for people of all ages and backgrounds. In my meeting with them they discussed with me the design and how to get more information:
“Our events ranged from Super Hero Science Night at the Children’s Museum for younger kids to a science comedy night that surely would have made any high school kid laugh. The best part was the big hurrah, the Exploration Expo at the end of the week at the Georgia World Congress Center.
We had 16,000 people attend and experience over a hundred hands on science activities and demonstrations. Children and families got to touch a human brain, control a robotic roach with their cell phone, gaze at the stars in an inflatable planetarium, rock out with a science punk band, and so much more!
The best part of it all? We’re doing it again! The Atlanta Science Festival is coming back this spring from March 21-28, 2015. We were thrilled to have APS students and families involved last year, but we’re looking for even more participation this year.
ASF provides many options for students and teachers to extend their science learning beyond the classroom. There are also opportunities to interact with STEM professionals (both inside and outside the classroom), and to learn more about advanced STEM education and careers in and around Atlanta.
Our Educator Toolkit has information on how you can invite a scientist into your classroom, request a bus voucher to bring your group to the ASF Exploration Expo, win cash for your classroom, and much more!
For more information about the Atlanta Science Festival and our Educator Toolkit visit http://atlantasciencefestival.org.”