Participating in the Philadelphia Science Festival
January 21, 2014, Volume 60, No. 19
The Philadelphia Science Festival is just a few months away and there are programming, outreach and speaking opportunities that are available for the Penn community.
Registration has opened and will continue through Friday, March 14 for The Science Carnival on the Parkway which will be held on May 3. This full day celebration of science in Philadelphia is one of the most popular events of the Festival and also the most widely attended. Carnival booths have a small fee associated with them to cover the expenses incurred for permitting, materials and supplies, etc. However, Penn’s sponsorship of the Festival comes with some complimentary booths.
To be considered for this free space at the Carnival, participants must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 31 with the following information. The Penn Science Festival Coalition will consider all applications before selecting the strongest activities that represent Penn:
• A 75 word (or less) description of your exhibit and activity.
• A step-by-step description of your activity.
• Do you have any unusual requirements? (i.e. use of hazardous chemicals, large amounts of water, live animals, etc.)
• Any questions or concerns you have regarding the Carnival.
More information regarding Carnival registration and the registration form can be found here: https://www.etouches.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=65575&&
Programs featuring the following science themes are still looking for interested speakers:
Scientists of/from West Philly
Alcohol Research/Hangover Science
Scientists/Experts for an event on Love, Lust and Loathing
Statistics and Using Math to Win
Please contact me at email@example.com for further details.
The Festival still needs participants for the following community outreach science events:
• Clark Park Discovery Day (April 26): hyper-local science outreach in Clark Park, rain or shine!
• Mess Fest at Smith Playground (April 27): calling all messy lab experiments! Have a fun, hands-on activity that promises to make a mess? This is the place to be!
• Neighborhood Science After School (April 28-30): at various library locations.
• Science Carnival After Dark (April 25): an event at the Franklin Institute for ages 18+
• Science Day at the Ballpark 2014 (April 29): seeking activities that are sports-related science
Sign up for these opportunities at http://marcatoapp.com/website_integration/philadelphiascience/artists/new or contact me for additional assistance.
This is a great chance for all members of the Penn community—the scientifically-inclined and less so—to engage with the Festival through service. Learn more about volunteering for the Festival at: www.philasciencefestival.org/page/26-volunteer-job-descriptions
—Gina L. Lavery, Associate Director
Office of Government and Community Affairs