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The Countdown To The 2017 Atlanta Science Festival Has Begun!

Mark your calendars for March 15-25, 2017, for the fourth annual Atlanta Science Festival. If you haven't been before, you are in for a treat! The 11-day long Festival is packed with 100 events scattered across the metro region, and has something to offer for everyone. For kids and families, there are robotics events, science story times, nature walks with scientists… even the Science of Circus! If you are looking for something for adults or older kids, there are food events, trivia nights, and a good dose of science comedy as well. Of the 100 events that connect science to everyday life, there is something for everyone in every part of town. 
The Festival launches with an appearance by highly decorated American astronaut Captain Mark Kelly at Emory's Glenn Memorial Church, and culminates in a wonderful family friendly event, the Exploration Expo, at Centennial Olympic Park. More than 100 hands on STEM activities await you at this free event on March 25.
The event lineup has just been released and it looks amazing. While we wait for the start of the Festival in March, there are many ways that educators can get involved! 
  • Check out the Festival's Educator Toolkit where you will find a classroom flyer to advertise the Festival to students, among other resources.
  • See the full list of events ideal for field trips and sign up!
  • Enter and tell your students about our science poetry mashup contest – Sciku! Write your own science haiku and win tickets to the Mark Kelly launch event.
  • Have your students enter into our Middle School Web Challenge with TAG-Ed and HowStuffWorks.
  • Mark your calendars for the many educator appreciation and professional development events during the Festival this year.
In the next few months, there will be contests announced, so sign up for the mailing list, follow the Festival on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and keep the countdown going until March! Hope to see you there!

Meisa Salaita has made it her mission to help others see and appreciate the beauty in science by making science part of everyday cultural experiences. After getting her Ph.D. in chemistry from Northwestern in 2006, Meisa spent a few years... more