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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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The 31st Annual Flagstaff Festival of Science is going virtual, September 18-27

| June 30, 2020
The 31st Annual Flagstaff Festival of Science is going virtual, September 18-27

Hello, Festival of Science Fans!

We are excited to announce that the 31st Annual Flagstaff Festival of Science, September 18-27,2020, is going virtual!

Despite the COVID-19 global public health crisis, we remain dedicated to connecting and inspiring the people of northern Arizona with the wonders of science and the joys of scientific discovery. We are also committed to keeping our community safe, and will closely follow the advice of scientific experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science continues through Sept. 29

| September 24, 2019
Flagstaff Festival of Science continues through Sept. 29

Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s Early Childhood Fair on Sept. 28 is included in festival’s passport.  FLAGSTAFF — The Flagstaff Festival of Science continues through Sunday, Sept. 29 with a variety of events through the region. Some of the events include: Roving on Mars Ken Herkenhoff, Ph.D., USGS 5 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. […]

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Education Spotlight: Youth unleash their inner scientist at ‘Science in the Park.” See more local education news here

| September 23, 2019
Education Spotlight: Youth unleash their inner scientist at ‘Science in the Park.” See more local education news here

Children building bird nests and digging through mud to build structures, peering through microscopes and telescopes and finally looking up to skies in awe as they watch a fleet of bottle rockets take flight — all this could be found during the annual Flagstaff Festival of Science’s “Science in the Park” event held Sept. 21 at Wheeler Park near downtown Flagstaff.

More than 50 organizations, including Lowell Observatory, the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, took part in the annual event providing hands-on demonstrations large and small. Young people had the chance to climb onboard large earth moving equipment, practice their fire fighting skills with a mini fire hose, watch a Lunar Rover replica robot cruise around the park.

More Flagstaff Festival of Science events are scheduled through Sept. 29.

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Education Spotlight: ‘Science in the Park’ returns Sept. 21 to downtown Flagstaff. See more local education news here

| September 16, 2019
Education Spotlight: ‘Science in the Park’ returns Sept. 21 to downtown Flagstaff. See more local education news here

The Flagstaff Festival of Science will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Wheeler Park in downtown Flagstaff.

Check out the Lunar Rover replica robot created and demonstrated by local teen CocoNuts! Explore other worlds in 3D with planetary geologists, get muddy with archaeologists, fix holes in hearts with engineers in the Gore tent and count down to a rocket launch at 1 p.m. Today you’re a scientist!

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Connections Spotlight: Flagstaff Festival of Science (Sept. 20-29) kicks off with overflow space for Live-Streaming of Apollo Astronaut Talk on Sept. 20

| September 16, 2019
Connections Spotlight: Flagstaff Festival of Science (Sept. 20-29) kicks off with overflow space for Live-Streaming of Apollo Astronaut Talk on Sept. 20

Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s Early Childhood Fair on Sept. 28 is included in festival’s passport. Free tickets also available for NAU’s Kitt Recital Hall

FLAGSTAFF — As the Flagstaff Festival of Science prepares to go To the Moon and Beyond during its 30th anniversary season, the W. L. Gore & Associates Keynote Presentation featuring Apollo 16 astronaut General Charlie Duke at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, is sold out for seating in Northern Arizona University’s Ardrey Auditorium. In an effort to make Duke’s talk as accessible as possible, the Festival is live-streaming the keynote for the first time ever on YouTube and creating overflow space in NAU’s nearby Kitt Recital Hall, where the presentation can be viewed on two screens.

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