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Flagstaff Festival of Science — Experiential Learning in the Classroom Changes Lives!

Flagstaff Festival of Science — Experiential Learning in the Classroom Changes Lives!

| November 29, 2022

You can support the Festival of Science’s Educational Inititatives on Giving Tuesday. A gift of $25 or more will get us to our $1,000 match and our $5,000 goal!

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Flagstaff Festival of Science — Scientists in the Classroom Inspire Awe and Wonder

Flagstaff Festival of Science — Scientists in the Classroom Inspire Awe and Wonder

| November 22, 2022

As students file into their 4th grade class at Sechrist Elementary, a photo of molten lava is streaming out of a volcano. “Volcanoes are Awesome!” is written across the top. There is a presenter at the front of the class that the kids aren’t familiar with, but that cool photo with hot lava catches their attention! Today, volcano expert, Greg Vaughan, is speaking to the class today about his work.

“What is a volcano?” he asks. Hands across the room shoot up. “Yes,” says Greg pointing to a student. “A mountain with lava inside;” “A mountain that was formed by tectonic plates and the magma has erupted.” He asks them what comes out of volcanoes and students guess ash, lava, smoke. Greg passes around ashes and a “volcano bomb” and each student can touch and hold items that were once inside of volcanoes!

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Flagstaff Festival of Science — Join Our Team!

Flagstaff Festival of Science — Join Our Team!

| November 15, 2022

Festival of Science Seeks New Board Members!

Do you want to make an impact with an ever-growing and innovative non-profit in Flagstaff?

The Flagstaff Festival of Science is looking for board members to join us in 2023 who are passionate about STEAM education, love community programming and want to apply their skills and talents to an exciting and dynamic organization!

Do you think you’d like to join our leadership team? Onboarding begins in January for a 2-year volunteer commitment. Find out more information and apply using the button below!

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Flagstaff Festival of Science — In-School Science Talks: Connecting Students to Scientists

Flagstaff Festival of Science — In-School Science Talks: Connecting Students to Scientists

| November 15, 2022

Research has shown that people often have stereotypical views of what a scientist looks like and what they do.  For many people, especially young people this view is of a “mad scientist” with wild eyes, white hair sticking up all over their heads, wearing a lab coat, and holding bubbling flasks.  This person is also almost always male.  In recent years projects like “I Am a Scientist” (https://www.iamascientist.info/) have been working to broaden people’s conceptions not only of what scientists look like, but also what they do. 

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Education Spotlight —  Families enjoy variety of actives at Snook’s Science in the Park with more Festival of Science events to come. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Families enjoy variety of actives at Snook’s Science in the Park with more Festival of Science events to come. See more local, state and national education news here

| September 27, 2022

The 2022 Flagstaff Festival of Science launched this past Friday with the W. L. Gore Keynote Presentation: “Mummies, Monuments and Mysteries” with Dr. Zahi Hawass
during a presentation at 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, Oct. 2.

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 launching their own mini rockets at the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth exhibit.

The 10-day festival features a mix of in-person activities, live streamed webinars and pre-recorded videos. A full listing of events is available by going to scifest.org and clicking on the 2022 digital passport. Events that require a reservation are denoted on the passport. Tickets for most of the events requiring a reservation can be found at flgscifest.eventbrite.com. The EventBrite page also provides a means to register for the live webinars. 

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Flagstaff Festival of Science — Have you read the Festival Insights Blog?

Flagstaff Festival of Science — Have you read the Festival Insights Blog?

| September 27, 2022

In celebration of this year’s festival, enjoy the Festival Insights Blog on our website! The blog features posts from a variety of event hosts from this year’s festival discussing their work and their programs! The blogs include articles from disease ecologist Jeff Foster, artist Erika Tsouras and many more!

Learn about the amazing science and innovation taking place in Flagstaff and get ready for some incredible events that will be held this upcoming week!

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Flagstaff Festival of Science opens Sept. 23 with Keynote Presentation ‘Mummies, Monuments and Mysteries with Dr. Zahi Hawass’

Flagstaff Festival of Science opens Sept. 23 with Keynote Presentation ‘Mummies, Monuments and Mysteries with Dr. Zahi Hawass’

| September 20, 2022

Learn about the unique topics, one-of-a-kind venues and fantastic programs! Download your Passport today! Events include:

W. L. Gore & Associates Keynote Presentation

Mummies, Monuments and Mysteries with Dr. Zahi Hawass

Friday, Sept. 23 | 7 – 8:30 p.m. | NAU Ardrey Auditorium

Journey with legendary Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass into the vast and mysterious kingdom of the ancient world where great pyramids dot the landscape, monuments to the gods tower to the sky and Pharaohs rule the land. Retrace his extraordinary discoveries of golden mummies, hidden tombs, immense riches, and the life and death of King Tut. Follow this fearless archaeologist through the Valley of the Kings, into the Book of the Dead and on the road to the afterlife.

And learn how technology continues to unearth vast treasures, revealing more secrets buried deep in the sand for thousands of years.

Reservation required: scifest.org

In person seats and webinar stream available

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Flagstaff Festival of Science — Join us for annual and popular Snook’s Science in the Park on Sept. 24

Flagstaff Festival of Science — Join us for annual and popular Snook’s Science in the Park on Sept. 24

| September 20, 2022

On September 24th, make figurines with clay, play catch with a robot and learn about building model railroads at the 2022 Snook’s Science in the Park!

Have you ever tried an augmented reality headset, where you can explore the future of spatial design? Would you like the chance to view the ASU Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) and ShadowCam? Plus, you can enjoy a stunning performance from Momentum Aerial demonstrating how physical and biomechanical principles keep aerialists in the air and the audience on their toes! 

The fun is endless at our popular family science fair, where YOU are the scientist for the day! Science in the Park will be happening on Saturday, September 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. downtown at Wheeler Park. FREE for the entire community!

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Connections Spotlight — New App for Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2022 Flagstaff Festival of Science!

Connections Spotlight — New App for Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2022 Flagstaff Festival of Science!

| September 6, 2022

The Flagstaff Festival of Science Board of Directors just launched a new app designed to give festival-goers a fun and convenient way to discover all the wonders of science that are in store for them at this year’s Festival, Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2022.

Brandon Lurie, who leads the Festival’s Program Committee, spearheaded creation of the app, working with developers Grandstand in Lincoln, Neb. “The Festival offers more than 100 events this year,
including early childhood activities, webinars, lectures, panels, guided hikes, networking events, workshops
and more. This can be very exciting but also daunting to a Festival attendee,” he said. “The app enables participants to tailor their Festival experiences to their interests. It’s easy for them to add events to their personal calendars and access all the great online content we’ve generated since 2015.”

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Flagstaff Festival of Science — Local Science Spotlight: Mapping Greenhouse Gasses with Kevin Gurney

Flagstaff Festival of Science — Local Science Spotlight: Mapping Greenhouse Gasses with Kevin Gurney

| September 6, 2022

Dr. Kevin Gurney is trying to change the way we understand carbon emissions by constructing information systems maps in very fine detail. He and his research team collect thousands of federal data sets of information about roadways, cities, and more and then process this data to generate the greenhouse gas emissions from the emitters. His work gives scientists a better understanding of exactly how specific greenhouse gas emissions impact the global carbon cycle and the climate crisis. Gurney also uses his research to help inform policymakers of how their cities and regions are producing greenhouse gasses in an effort to generate policies that are more environmentally conscious.

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