Tag: Flagstaff Festival of Science

The Festival Has a New Logo and a New Look!

The Festival Has a New Logo and a New Look!

| August 2, 2022

To signal the renewal of its commitment to innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education, the Flagstaff Festival Science Board of Directors announces a redesign of its brand identity.

The new brand look features a fresh new logo, color palette and accompanying text elements, but is designed to recognize the success of the Festival’s legacy brand. The first Festival of Science was held in 1990, and since then has grown to become the longest running, entirely free public science festival in the U.S., reaching thousands of people of all ages in the Flagstaff community and beyond. 

Featuring dark purple and bright green, the brand’s primary colors evoke the legacy logo, along with an outline of the San Francisco Peaks. New elements such as the beaker and planetary body icons represent the Festival’s focus on cutting-edge science.

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Don’t Delay in Reserving Your Free Tickets! Keynote Tickets are Open for Reservation

Don’t Delay in Reserving Your Free Tickets! Keynote Tickets are Open for Reservation

| August 2, 2022

Tickets are available for the Sept. 23 W. L. Gore & Associates Keynote Presentation!

This year’s Festival theme is “Pyramids to The Peaks,” with world-renowned Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass appearing live to deliver the W. L. Gore & Associates Keynote presentation on Friday, Sept. 23, in NAU’s Ardrey Auditorium. The evening also features a local dance performance; an annual tradition celebrating the theme of this year’s Festival with the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy.

Audiences will delight in a journey with legendary Dr. Hawass into the vast and mysterious kingdom of Egypt’s ancient world. Where great pyramids dot the landscape and monuments to the gods tower into the sky, eventgoers will retrace extraordinary discoveries of hidden tombs, immense riches and the life and death of King Tut.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science 2022 — The Moment You’ve Been Waiting For! Keynote Tickets are Open for Reservation on Aug. 1!

Flagstaff Festival of Science 2022 — The Moment You’ve Been Waiting For! Keynote Tickets are Open for Reservation on Aug. 1!

| July 26, 2022

The W. L. Gore & Associates Keynote presentation featuring famed Egyptologist, Dr. Zahi Hawass, is scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, in Northern Arizona University’s Ardrey Auditorium. Tickets will be available for reservation soon, and you don’t want to miss out!

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Flagstaff Festival of Science — Local Science Spotlight: Changing the Way We Model Carbon

Flagstaff Festival of Science — Local Science Spotlight: Changing the Way We Model Carbon

| June 14, 2022

Kostiantyn Viatkin is a graduate student working with Yiqi Luo and his lab with the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (ECOSS) at Northern Arizona University. The lab focuses on applying their unique matrix-model approach, which can be used to create standardized models. By standardizing the models used to predict land impact on climate change, it will allow us to gain a better understanding of what goals should be set globally to help mitigate climate change. 

Kostia focuses his research on the impact of land carbon on climate change, specifically how climate scientists can improve the accessibility and transparency of models of land carbon. “An aspect that I’m particularly interested in is the mineral part of soil and how it affects the carbon cycle”. The mineral aspect of soil is all of the inorganic components, including sand, loam, and weathered rock.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science Deadlines Coming Up!

Flagstaff Festival of Science Deadlines Coming Up!

| May 31, 2022

Last chance to sign up to host an event and be a part of the 2022 Festival of Science!

Are you a scientist, researcher, expert in your STEAM field, or a representative at a scientific institution? You or your business could share your research, programs, or activities with the community in this year’s Festival!

The deadline to register to host an event with this year’s Festival is June 1!

Workshops, talks, trips, tours, videos, performances and more that highlight innovative STEAM projects are all welcome to participate in the 2022 Festival!

Apply Today!

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Flagstaff Festival of Science — Local Science Spotlight: Digging up Earth’s Evolutionary Past with Dr. David Gillette

Flagstaff Festival of Science — Local Science Spotlight: Digging up Earth’s Evolutionary Past with Dr. David Gillette

| April 26, 2022

In a world defined by cities reaching for the sky, Dr. David Gillette has dedicated his life to looking below the surface at the world that once was. Dave is many things: a paleontologist, a geologist, and a biologist, who studies the history of the Earth through the lens of evolution.

Although Dave is retired, he is still active within the research and outreach community. With his trusty rock hammer, Dave explores the life that once existed on Earth millions of years ago, taking opportunities as they come to him to explore new areas and find new fossils, as well as to share his work with the public.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science accepting applications for 2022 Festival in the Park

Flagstaff Festival of Science accepting applications for 2022 Festival in the Park

| April 26, 2022

Applications are now open for community groups and organizations to apply for the 2022 Festival in the Park to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Wheeler Park in downtown Flagstaff.

At Science in the Park, youth are the scientist!

With hands-on activities for you to make, test and have fun with math, science and art! At this fair, the whole community gets involved to celebrate science and the youthful joy of scientific discovery!

Bring the whole family for this fun, free event! 

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April 12 — Flagstaff Festival of Science • Hal Jenson Recreation Center CCC Virtual Focus Group

April 12 — Flagstaff Festival of Science • Hal Jenson Recreation Center CCC Virtual Focus Group

| April 11, 2022

The next Flagstaff Festival of Science CCC Virtual Focus Group will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 on zoom.

All participants will be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift card.

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Make tax time more meaningful with Flagstaff Festival of Science!

Make tax time more meaningful with Flagstaff Festival of Science!

| April 5, 2022

Preparing to file your taxes is stressful for us all but it’s also when we’re most aware of our yearly giving. As a loyal follower of the Flagstaff Festival of Science you understand the value of bringing the excitement of STEAM and joy of discovery to Northern Arizona. Why not plan ahead to help both the 2022 Festival and your taxes? (If you’ve recently made a donation to the Festival’s Spring Campaign, THANK YOU!)

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April 6 — Flagstaff Festival of Science — Hal Jenson Recreation Center to hold Hal Jenson Focus Group

April 6 — Flagstaff Festival of Science — Hal Jenson Recreation Center to hold Hal Jenson Focus Group

| April 4, 2022

The next Flagstaff Festival of Science • Hal Jenson Focus Group meeting will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 at the Hal Jenson Recreation Center, 2403 N Izabel St, Flagstaff.

All participants will be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift card.

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