As many of you may have read in previous posts, we have started a new initiative here at the Cambridge Science Festival called Science on the Street.
Through Science on the Street, we have had a chance to take some of the best elements of the science festival out into communities across the state throughout the rest of the year (when we're not holding a humongous science festival in the Cambridge-Boston area). So far this year we've been to a Science Day for a pediatric AIDS camp, a Caribbean festival, an arts festival, a Boston Public School Orientation for rising 6th graders, a Red Sox game, and more. It's been crazy busy, a ton of fun, and a great learning experience for the whole festival team.
Some evidence of our various activities...
|Here are the MIT Science of Baseball students from this summer with new MIT President Rafael Reif and Mayor Menino.|
|A couple of our awesome volunteers showing off a wind tunnel in the concourse at Fenway during a Red Sox vs Yankees game|
|A very complex structure of marshmallows and toothpicks, created at the Middle O! Boston Public School Middle School Orientation|
|The Science on the Street section of Middle O!|
|Busy, busy SciStreet staff at the Boston Children's Festival in Franklin Park! Kite-making, paper rocket launching, and more.|
More wonderful SciStreet volunteers making and launching paper rockets made at Worcester's stART on the Street!
Coming up we've got a number of different events open to the general public, including - El Planeta's Health & Family event in Roxbury for the local Hispanic community, Could this Happen? (which deserves a post all it's own), Thinkfest, and AAAS Family Science Days.
El Planeta Health & Family Event
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Reggie Lewis Center, Roxbury
Could this Happen?
Monday, October 15, 2012 7-9pm
Rosebud Bar and Grill, Somerville
Join scientists, sci-fi enthusiasts, and the technologically curious for conversations and demonstrations by local scientists who are working on artificial intelligence, human-robot interactions, neural prosthetics and enhancements, robot rights, and brain-machine interfaces.
AAAS Family Science Days
Saturday-Sunday, February 16-17, 2013
Hynes Convention Center, Boston
Want to sign up to come out with us? Check out our full list of outreach opportunities here!