With funding from the Simons Foundation, the Science Festival Alliance is accepting applications by July, 2015, for support of new or substantially expanded Just Add Science activity. Please take a moment to consider the Just Add Science toolkit, and when you are ready download the application mater...
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This resource provides sample signage for food and beer pairings and was developed by PSF staff and scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center.
This resource is the slide presentation that was used in the 2015 Beer Lab program.
19,000 STEM practitioners showed up at 45 Science Festival Alliance member festivals in 2016.
More than 2.6 Million people joined them!
To learn more about 2016 festival activity, including some initial findings from EvalFest, check out the annual report by clicking the above image or clicking "...
A detailed article on live public science events appearing in the March/April, 2017 edition of the Informal Learning Review.
For the full issue of the Informal Learning Review or subscription information: www.informallearning.com
At the 2017 International Public Science Events Conference (IPSEC), in Madison, Wisconsin, we showcased videos related to science events during lunch. Links to the videos presented (with the exception of two not available online) are provided here, in the order they appeared in the showcase.
The Science Festival Alliance (SFA) is a professional association of independent science and technology festivals. This first annual report provides an overview of the Science Festival Alliance’s provides a snapshot of activity for the SFA and its members in 2012, and it paints quite a striking pi...
The 2013 Science Festival Alliance (SFA) Annual Report provides a useful snapshot of member activities in 2013 based on voluntary self-reporting. In addition, this report provides a glimpse into the kinds of SFA network activities members have found useful within the past year—including sharing ad...
Festivals are using video in a number of ways for promotion and recruiting. It is making festival content available after the festival is over.
2012 Cambridge Science Festival Big Ideas for Busy People footage (this video is intro, many other videos from this event available here.)
Festivals are using video in a number of ways. Here's a sampler to get things started:
2013 Arizona SciTech Festival Geeks Night Out promo.
This is an example survey form used to gather data about the demographics and psychographics of the 2012 Bay Area Science Festival Partners/Event Hosts.
Science Festival Alliance member festivals reached almost 2 million people in 2015! Over the course of the year 45 independently organized festivals matched locals with over 15,000 STEM professionals from their community at more than 4,000 events. Thanks to continued funding from NSF and the Simon...
At the 2017 International Public Science Events Conference (IPSEC), Suzanne Ffolkes put together a thoughtful session on "Involving Policy Makers in Events." She has kindly shared the PowerPoint from that session here. Check it out to find out what proportion of Americans can name a living scientis...
We started off IPSEC 2015 with a "rolling panel," that had a new panelist joining the stage every 5 minutes to keep conversation lively. At IPSEC 2016 this was modified into a "circular panel" that brought the first panelists to leave the stage at the beginning back at the end, giving everyone equal...
Small Talk was a three-year long collaborative project that looked at the benefits for the science communication community in working together on dialogue activities for an ‘upstream’ issue – nanotechnology. This report presents the findings of this project for both science communicators and ...
This is a training video created by the NISE Network to train staff and volunteers for Nano Days events and activities. The corresponding handouts and facilitation guides can be found by clicking here.
This video was created by the NISE Network to train Nano Days staff and volunteers. The corresponding handouts and facilitation guides are available by clicking here.
This resource provides activity instructions for learning about moon craters. Resource addresses:
Content covered in activity (how do moon craters form? when is the best time to view moon craters?)
Preparation and procedure
This resource "Star Chart Print 2013" is a print out version of a sky watching tool used for Astronomy Night at the North Carolina Science Festival.
This resource is an Evening Sky Map (PDF) which is a 2-page monthly guide to the night sky suitable for all sky watchers including newcomers to Astronomy.