Tag: Flagstaff Festival of Science

Connections Spotlight — Flagstaff Festival of Science returns with Science in the Park. More events scheduled this week

| September 21, 2021
Connections Spotlight — Flagstaff Festival of Science returns with Science in the Park. More events scheduled this week

The 2021 Flagstaff Festival of Science kicked off this past Friday with the W. L. Gore Keynote Presentation: “When Stones Speak: Decoding the Messages Embedded in Ancient Maya Monuments” with Dr. Jaime Awe of Northern Arizona University.

That event was followed Snook’s Science in the Park, which featured local science and technology organizations with science experiments and demonstrations at Wheeler Park in downtown Flagstaff. The festival continues through Sunday, Sept. 26.

During the park event, youth had the opportunity to explore life-saving medical devices with innovators and engineers under the W. L. Gore & Associates tents, view the talented athletes from Momentum Aerial as they leap and spin above the ground, with young people exploring the world of magnets at the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth tent.

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Education Spotlight — Learning opportunities abound with return of Flagstaff Festival of Science. See more local education, state and national news here

| September 14, 2021
Education Spotlight — Learning opportunities abound with return of Flagstaff Festival of Science. See more local education, state and national news here

…Hands-on activities for kids, guided hikes, citizen science, kid’s science bedtime stories, fun at the national parks and monuments. These are just a few of the educational opportunities available with the return of the Flagstaff Festival of Science, which begins on Sept. 17 with the W. L. Gore Keynote Presentation: When Stones Speak: Decoding the Messages Embedded in Ancient Maya Monuments with Dr. Jaime Awe of Northern Arizona University.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science — Would you be willing to provide some feedback about the Festival?

| May 25, 2021
Flagstaff Festival of Science — Would you be willing to provide some feedback about the Festival?

It is hard to believe that 7 months have passed since the 2020 Festival and that the 2021 Festival is right around the corner! As we plan this year’s line up of exciting programs, we like to look back as well AND hear from you!

2020 definitely had it’s challenges and we are so proud of the hybrid Festival that was produced! As you reflect with us, can you share what you loved about the 2020 Festival? Was there a specific virtual presentation or a socially-distanced outdoor event that inspired you? Perhaps a topic or theme that you learned about for the first time? And don’t forget to ask your kids what sparked joy for them!

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Flagstaff Festival of Science — Calling for School Speakers and Presenters for 2021 Festival!

| May 11, 2021
Flagstaff Festival of Science — Calling for School Speakers and Presenters for 2021 Festival!

Are you a STEM research professional who would like to be a presenter for the In-School Speaker program? Do you want to share your research and programs with youth in our community? Could you spark a lifelong interest in STEM for young minds?

We are calling for submissions for this year’s in-school speaker program!

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Flagstaff Festival of Science seeking volunteer presenters, event hosts

| February 9, 2021
Flagstaff Festival of Science seeking volunteer presenters, event hosts

The 2021 Flagstaff Festival of Science will be September 17th through September 26th! This is a formal call for science related activities to share with the community. Activities include, but are not limited to: workshops, talks, trips, tours, videos and performances. The extent of in-person activities is yet to be decided. Please assume that events may be in-person and we can either modify it or hold it for next year if that is not the case. We are also accepting virtual events if that is your preference. You may also submit a virtual event and in-person event with the instructions to switch to virtual if in-person events are not recommended by the summer. Completed forms are due by the end of April. Events will be confirmed in June.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science — Upcoming Events!

| September 22, 2020
Flagstaff Festival of Science — Upcoming Events!

The 2020 Flagstaff Festival of Science is here and going on this week! Here is a brief overview of some of events you might want to check out this Monday – Wednesday. See the full listing of events on our website scifest.org or on the printable program list, and remember, everything is free!

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And so it begins… the 31st annual Flagstaff Festival of Science!

| September 18, 2020
And so it begins… the 31st annual Flagstaff Festival of Science!

Celebrate the Superpowers of Science Sept. 18-27

Hello, Friends!

We are very pleased to kick off the 31st annual Flagstaff Festival of Science–also known as the “Best 10 Days of the Year”–on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.  

Here is a brief overview of some of this weekend’s events. Visit our website at Scifest.org for the full list of more than 60 activities, and remember, everything is free!

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Education Spotlight — The 2020 Flagstaff Festival of Science Begins Sept. 18! See more local education news here

| September 15, 2020
Education Spotlight — The 2020 Flagstaff Festival of Science Begins Sept. 18! See more local education news here

The 31st annual Flagstaff Festival of Science is nearly here, and that means it’s time to participate in the “Best 10 Days of the Year.” This year, we celebrate the Superpowers of Science through more than 60 FREE events for all ages from Sept. 18-27!

Each year, the Festival’s all-volunteer Board of Directors works to help you indulge your curiosity. This year has presented a special kind of challenge as we tried to find ways to engage and excite you while observing social distancing, but thanks to our innovative partners and technology, we are thrilled to bring you a wide variety of fun and educational events, including online presentations, virtual workshops, classroom talks and guided tours, led by Flagstaff scientists.

This year’s Festival will look a little different, but we continue to emphasize hands-on learning with free science kits; interaction with scientists through online platforms; and opportunities to explore through self-guided tours, socially distanced walks and outdoor activities.

And, as always, we will kick off the Festival with an exceptional ballet performance. On Friday, Sept. 18, the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy will present “The Caped Crusaders of Science” at 6:45 p.m., followed by our W. L. Gore & Associates Keynote Presentation with Earth scientist Christa Sadler, “Tapping into the Superpowers of Science” at 7 p.m.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science seeking ‘Festival Coordinator’

| August 11, 2020
Flagstaff Festival of Science seeking ‘Festival Coordinator’

We have an exciting opportunity for the right person. Part-time contract to fill our Festival Coordinator position. Please share this incredible opportunity if you can, and help us find someone with the right mix of professional skills, reliability and vision to continue the long tradition of the Flagstaff Festival of Science in our community. 

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Flagstaff Festival of Science seeking ‘Festival Coordinator’

| August 4, 2020
Flagstaff Festival of Science seeking ‘Festival Coordinator’

Flagstaff Festival of Science seeking to fill the position of “Festival Coordinator.”

The FFOS is looking for someone to take on the general oversight and coordination of the Festival, including, but not limited to, managing the fundraising, programming, educational and promotional components to achieve desired goals and objectives.

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