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Family Friendly Events

Have you checked out our print programs or Guidebook app? Scan the QR code to get the CSF schedule & details on your phone (or tablet)! But let’s be honest – it’s a lot of time to sift through 150+ different programs and activities for all sorts of different audiences.  So here’s a handy list for some of the great family events for this festival… Science Carnival & Robot Zoo Saturday, April 19 noon-4pm at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway Cost: Free, no registration necessary The Science of Baseball Sunday, April 20 at Fenway Park  7-9:30pm Cost: Included in cost of game ticket, purchase at: http://www.redsox.com/sciencefestival Serve & Grow with the Food Project Tuesday, April 22 9:30am-12:30pm at 40 West Cottage Street, Dorchester $10 suggested donation, please register at http://thefoodproject.org/volunteer-registration Science from Scientists’ Science Theater Tuesday, April 22 3-4pm at the Whitehead Institute, 9 Cambridge Center Cost: Free Across… Read More

Pre-register for Cambridge Science Festival Events!

Not sure where to start on our 2014 Schedule of Events? Look through these events that require pre-registration and reserve your spot today! Events that suggest or require pre-registration, or are selling advance tickets:   For Families Science en Español with Pine Village Preschool  | RSVP Introduction to Robotics with LEGO (Week-long Class) | Register (Discount code CSF2014) Introduction to CAD for 3D Printing (Week-long Class) | Register (Discount code CSF2014) Flower Watch: Become a Citizen Scientist with the Appalachian Mountain Club (Groton) | RSVP Frank & Me: Architecture for Ages 3-5 | Pre-register The Wonderful World of Stem Cells | Pre-register Flower Watch: Become a Citizen Scientist with the Appalachian Mountain Club (Belmont) | RSVP Flower Watch: Become a Citizen Scientist with the Appalachian Mountain Club (Sudbury) | RSVP Wish Upon a Stellated Dodecahedron | Pre-register The Science of Baseball | Buy tickets For Teens Serve & Grow with… Read More

Island Life, Art & Nature!

A great local organization called the ART+BIO Collaborative is offering an amazing opportunity to escape winter and explore art and nature in Puerto Rico! Information about the program can be found here. The dates for the escape are January 10th-17th, 2014, with a registration deadline of December 1st.  Check it out!! Puerto Rico!  

Discover STEM at Acton-Boxborough Regional HS on November 4th

Looking for a great way to spend your Monday evening? On November 4th come to the Acton-Boxborough Regional HS cafeteria between 6pm and 8:30pm for the 2013 Discover STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) expo! Science on the Street will be one of over 30 groups presenting engaging and interactive STEM activities and demonstrations! More information can be found at the Acton PIP website Hope to see you there!

National Chemistry Week & Elements

This week is National Chemistry Week – October 20-26! Here are some information and activities for grades 4th-6th from the American Chemical Society. You can learn more about the chemical elements in the world at periodictable.com.  This website has fantastic images associated with each element, as well as how they are typically found or used. The science festival also wants to get more involved with the elements for April! Please share the news below with artists and scientists! Central Elements is a vivid streetscape of painted storefront windows representing science through the partnership of an expert, artist, and a chemical element. This event is a collaboration of the Cambridge Science Festival, Central Square Business Association, and the Central Square Cultural District to use Central Square as a cultural lab to further the CSF mission to make STEAM accessible, engaging, and fun for all!  Each window will represent different chemical elements… Read More

Passion of the Cosmos

Here we are, a mere 9 days from the kick-off to the Cambridge Science Festival! Have you booked your tickets? Have you checked to see who else is coming? Beware! Some details in the print program have been updated. And now… hear about today’s CSF event highlight from organizer, Andrew: The Passion of the Cosmos:  Scientists on Evolution, Cosmology, and Religion: Open Forum Sunday, April 21, 2:00pm-3:45pm The Monastery of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, 980 Memorial Dr., Cambridge I can’t be religious because it’s unreasonable and unscientific, right? I can’t be true to science and follow religion without betraying one or the other. Or can I? Galileo and Niels Bohr were religious. And isn’t St. Francis of Assisi kind of awesome? I have faith that science and religion may not always be enemies, but whether you agree or disagree, this is the event for you! Maybe you’re… Read More

Wallace Day

We’re now just 10 days away from the start of the Cambridge Science Festival! Have you made your plans?  Check out our Event Index for a quick scan of all events. And our event of the day… A real-life Indiana Jones and co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection? Come learn more about the life of Alfred Russel Wallace at Wallace Day at the Harvard Museum of Natural History! By Morgan Corner We all know about the infamous theory of evolution by natural selection by the esteemed Charles Darwin, but who is Alfred Russel Wallace? How did he contribute to the history of evolution? Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), who is considered the father of evolutionary biogeography, contributed to numerous subjects during the 19th century. In addition to co-discovering the process of evolution by natural selection with Darwin in 1858, Wallace was a famous English naturalist, geographer, anthropologist, travel writer, collector, explorer… Read More

A Brief History of Earth Day: a View from 28,000 Miles

We’re now 16 days away from the Science Festival, and my attempt at a daily countdown has gone woefully awry. Ah, well. We’re excited about the countdown here in the festival office. Our program guides are starting to make the rounds, and we’re working hard to get them out to you through as many different avenues as possible. Our event highlight of the day is the Earth Day Celebration at the EcoTarium on Friday, April 19th. A Brief History of Earth Day: a View from 28,000 Miles by: Alex Dunn We all know Earth Day as a day that promotes positive behavior, raises awareness for critical global issues and builds community. The first Earth Day celebrations occurred in cities and towns across the U.S. on April 22, 1970. Attributed to the support of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, those first Earth Day “protests” bottled the fire of the 1960s, bringing together… Read More

Pre-register for CSF Events!

Hi folks, We’re 21 days out! Have you been seeing our banners going up around town? Also, our printed programs arrived today! They are available at the MIT Museum (265 Massachusetts Ave.).  We would also love help distributing them into your communities!  Please contact us, and let us know how many you’d like to pick up! 21 days from the festival seems like a good time to start booking tickets and spaces for Cambridge Science Festival events.  So, instead of a highlighted event, feast your eyes on – Events that suggest or require pre-registration, or are selling advance tickets: Big Ideas for Busy People: buy tickets Science of Nutrition and Food: Register Nano-Observatory: Register The Science of the Brain: Register Alternative Careers in Science: A Speed Networking Event: buy tickets Forecasting the Future: Can Ecologists Predict the Fate of Plant and Animal Populations? Register The Story Collider: buy tickets SPLISH:… Read More

Rock The Planet with Yuri’s Night this April!

We’re 23 days away from the Cambridge Science Festival, and our event highlight of the day is “Yuri’s Night with Student Astronomers of Harvard-Radcliffe!” Rock the Planet with Yuri’s Night this April! by Brice Russ, Yuri’s Night Assistant Director April 12 is more than just the first day of the Cambridge Science Festival–it’s a major milestone in space exploration! On April 12, 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to fly into space; twenty years later, on April 12, 1981, NASA began the Space Shuttle program with the launch of Columbia. Now, every April, tens of thousands of people around the world come together for Yuri’s Night, a celebration of our past, present, and future in space. Launching air-powered rockets at Yuri’s Night in Inverness, Scotland Yuri’s Night parties bring people together by combining education and outreach with space-themed entertainment and partying. One Yuri’s Night event may have an… Read More