The Philadelphia Science Festival is a community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually. This year it will be held from April 22-30.
The Festival features lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for Philadelphians of all ages.
It aims to provide opportunities for all Philadelphians to positively engage with and build a community around science, engineering, and technology by showcasing the role that each plays in the city and region.
The Festival seeks participation especially by K-12 students. Professional scientists, engineers, and technologists from every discipline are invited to volunteer throughout the program.
K-12 teachers are integral partners—classroom curriculum and resources are in development to facilitate Festival involvement. The goal is for the Festival to offer something for everyone in hopes of sparking interest and involvement.
Environmental partners include The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Audubon Pennsylvania, The Nature Conservancy-PA Chapter, Riverbend Environmental Education Center, Fairmount Water Works, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, Natural Lands Trust, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Fish and Boat Commission, Philadelphia Water Department, Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and the Tookany, Tacony, Frankfort Watershed Association.
Click Here for a calendar of events covering all 9 days organized by students, adults, educators and families.For all the details, visit the Philadelphia Science Festival website.