Tag: 2021 Flagstaff Festival of Science

Reservations Required for 2021 Flagstaff Festival of Science Keynote Presentation on Sept. 17

| September 14, 2021
Reservations Required for 2021 Flagstaff Festival of Science Keynote Presentation on Sept. 17

The 2021 Flagstaff Festival of Science will explore “Stories in Stone” on September 17-26 in Flagstaff, Arizona. The W.L. Gore & Associates Flagstaff Festival of Science Keynote presentation with Jaime Awe, Ph.D. is FREE and will be held at NAU’s Ardrey Auditorium on September 17, 2021. There is limited seating, and advanced reservation is required. Due to social distancing, the auditorium will be at a quarter of the capacity. The Keynote can also be live-streamed from the comfort

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Connections Spotlight — 2021 Flagstaff Festival of Science offers a ‘Passport’ to a variety of adventures for youth from Sept. 17 through 26

| September 7, 2021
Connections Spotlight — 2021 Flagstaff Festival of Science offers a ‘Passport’ to a variety of adventures for youth from Sept. 17 through 26

From “En Plein Air in Flagstaff’s Open Spaces: Stories in Stone,” at Buffalo Park on Sept. 17, to the return of the “Science in the Park” on Sept. 18 and the “Flagstaff Star Party” at Buffalo Park on Sept. 30, the 2021 Flagstaff Festival of Science (Sept. 17-26) provides families with a variety of events to choose from.

Click here to view the entire 2021 Flagstaff Festival of Science Passport schedule.

The festival kicks off with the 2021 Keynote presentation — “When Stones Speak: Decoding the Messages Embedded in Ancient Maya Monuments” with Dr. Jaime Awe at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m.

During the presentation, Dr. Awe will illuminate the Maya culture for audiences at Ardrey Auditorium, Northern Arizona University.

Full program of events to include Science in the Park, presentations, workshops, guided tours all taking place Sept. 17-26. With many programs led by outstanding Flagstaff scientists, Festival-goers will also have the opportunity to learn about other ancient cultures in this year’s archeological-themed festival. 

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2021 Flagstaff Festival of Science — Why Tag A Monarch Butterfly

| August 31, 2021
2021 Flagstaff Festival of Science — Why Tag A Monarch Butterfly

Surprisingly, tagging butterflies isn’t new! Tagging monarchs began in the early 1949’s to help learn the destination of monarch butterflies on their fall migration. Dr. Fred Urquhart developed a method to tag a monarch using paper tags that were glued over the leading edge of the upper wing. Today with newer technology available, tags are now lightweight and waterproof and can be placed in the dorsal (under) side of the discal cell, a mitten shaped cell in the monarch’s lower wing. When placed properly in the discal cell and then pressed lightly for several seconds afterwards, the heat and pressure force the adhesive on the back of the tag through the scales where it becomes securely attached to the butterfly’s wing. 

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Flagstaff Festival of Science kicks off with 2021 Keynote presentation — ‘When Stones Speak: Decoding the Messages Embedded in Ancient Maya Monuments’ with Dr. Jaime Awe

| August 17, 2021
Flagstaff Festival of Science kicks off with 2021 Keynote presentation — ‘When Stones Speak: Decoding the Messages Embedded in Ancient Maya Monuments’ with Dr. Jaime Awe

The 2021 Flagstaff Festival of Science (Sept. 17-26) kicks off with the 2021 Keynote presentation — “When Stones Speak: Decoding the Messages Embedded in Ancient Maya Monuments” with Dr. Jaime Awe at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m.

During the presentation, Dr. Awe will illuminate the Maya culture for audiences at Ardrey Auditorium, Northern Arizona University.

“This year’s Festival provides a wonderful opportunity for me to share results of my long and ongoing research on Maya civilization, and on the significant information that is encoded in the monuments of the ancient Maya,” says Dr. Awe.

Maya monuments hold important information on how this fascinating civilization viewed their universe, and how they interacted socially, politically, and ritually with their gods and peers.

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100 Events in this year’s Festival of Science!

| July 22, 2021
100 Events in this year’s Festival of Science!

Ten days of events, including in-person guided walks, workshops and demonstrations, along with live-streamed virtual talks and lectures, will showcase science innovation and discovery happening right here in our own backyard!

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