March 14 - 25, 2017

2017 Festival Events

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03-18-2017

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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Did you know that the youngest person to receive a U.S. Patent was 6 years old? How about that kids have copyright rights in finger paintings?

Young inventors - Learn about how to protect your ideas and inventions! In our interactive and fun morning, we'll teach you about copyrights, patents, and trademarks, so you'll be ready next time that idea strikes!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Build your own innovative car and bring it to Nerdy Derby for some fun, crazy racing. Or come and create your own personalized vehicle to speed down the 30+ foot track.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Come on out to Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve in Decatur and witness wildlife with regional experts in the field. Become ‘citizen scientists’ and perform a ‘bioblitz’ inventory of the preserve documenting birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, plants, trees and rocks!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Come on out to play with Robots and Pancake Bots! Kids will participate in two challenges: Robot Racing and Pancake Design. In the Robot Racing activity, we will learn basic coding and then get into teams for a friendly race competition with robots. The Pancake Design challenge will tap into your creativity in designing intricate pancakes and then 3D printing them with our PancakeBot. Yum!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Millions of years ago a massive magma chamber cooled below ground near Atlanta, never erupting through to the surface. Now, we call it Stone Mountain. Join GSU Geosciences on a hike to explore this unique granite dome. You can start the hikes or swing by for an information session at the visitor center in Confederate Hall where the geologists will explore the history of this notable natural landmark.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Looking to get creative with your produce? Join us for a hands-on canning workshop and learn how science can help you make your own pickled green beans! You will learn the science behind low and high-acid foods, processing times, and safe food practices. The fun doesn’t end there; you’ll even be able to plant your own green bean seeds at the educational farm next door.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 12:30pm

How do scientists and engineers interact with a world too small to see? Learn how at Georgia Tech's Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology. Explore how micro and nanoscale objects can be seen with powerful microscopes. Learn hands-on about unique properties at the nanoscale. Bring a sample (must be dry and smaller than an inch) to scan with our tabletop scanning electron microscope, and take home a digital copy of what we see.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY.
Using science to solve crimes isn't just for adults! This event, designed for young kids, will turn you into a super sleuth. Visit a mock crime scene to collect some evidence, take it to the forensics lab and analyze your samples. Solve who did it, and present your “expert” evidence to the investigators, so that an arrest can be made!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

In this playful workshop, we will improvise on what you know or don’t know about animal burrows and their evolution, encouraging everyone to move and speak imaginatively and dig deep when pondering why animals evolved toward underground lifestyles.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Join the wearable technology craze and create your very own light up accessories. After a quick review on circuit basics, kids will be unleashed to use coin batteries and LEDs to create their own unique light up accessory. From jewelry, to head lamps, insect bag tags, and goggles, the STEAM possibilities are limitless! You even get to take your design and supplies home with you!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Worms create healthier soil which leads to a more productive vegetable or flower garden. Explore the science behind how these kings of compost break down kitchen scraps, and see how you can put them to work for you. Work with a Georgia Master Composter to create your own vermicomposting bin, complete with red wigglers. Learn how to maintain the worm bins and gather worm castings for your garden.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Join urban youth outreach program Moving in the Spirit as they partner with Seattle dancer, choreographer and activist, Dani Tirrell and Emory’s Robertson Science and Society Foundation for two modern and house-style dance workshops interwoven with dialogue that shines a spotlight on art and social justice as it relates to the public health advances in HIV prevention.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

In his latest one-man show, “peer reviewed rapper” Baba Brinkman breaks down the politics, economics, and science of global warming, following its surprising twists from the carbon cycle to the global energy economy. To paraphrase the Notorious BIG: “Mo’ carbon, mo’ problems.” A searing and heartfelt hip-hop manifesto addressing the world’s hottest topic.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm

This family-friendly event demonstrates what and how people are inventing, making and creating. It brings together Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Hackers, Scientists and Artists for a fair full of fun and inspiration. Come see what others are making and be inspired to tap into your own creativity!

Audience(s):
  • Preschool (age 0-4)
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Flesh-eating beetles can rapidly strip down a carcass leaving only the bare bones. Not only is that really cool, but it makes these beetles a valuable tool for science and scientific illustrators. Come and learn about the special set of tools of the scientific illustrator and try your hand at illustration.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us for an evening of exploration in mathematical movement. Interweaving geometry into our dancers choreographed and improvised motions, we will unearth the relationships between topology, fractals, tropical, Euclidean and Non-Euclidean spaces and our own bodily movements.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Science gives us all super powers! Dress up as your favorite superhero and come to Children’s Museum of Atlanta to learn how to save the world with the power of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics! Enjoy special hands-on activities throughout the museum before the grand finale, an ASF Science Spectacular from our very own Professor Labcoat!

Audience(s):
  • Preschool (age 0-4)
  • Children (age 5-12)
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Hubble is sooo 2017. It's on its way out, and the James Webb Space Telescope is in! Join us as we screen the short documentary Into the Unknown which tells the story of the development and construction of this amazing new telescope, 100 times more powerful than the Hubble Telescope. Following the film, we'll answer your questions in a panel discussion.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us for an evening of getting into the weeds...of weed. Science comedian and Georgia Tech chemical engineering professor Pete Ludovice will share with us his research on the science of cannabis biochemistry and production, and his recent work consulting on a TV show on cooking with cannabis.

Audience(s):
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for an evening of exploration in mathematical movement. Interweaving geometry into our dancers choreographed and improvised motions, we will unearth the relationships between topology, fractals, tropical, Euclidean and Non-Euclidean spaces and our own bodily movements.

Audience(s):
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
8:30pm to 10:30pm

Come out for a telescopic tour of the evening sky, learn about our solar system and beyond, and see how astronomy research is done at GSU’s Hard Labor Creek Observatory. GSU astronomers will have telescopes set up to show you the observable stars and planets in our night sky, weather permitting.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18

03-19-2017

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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Join a Fernbank scientist to explore Fernbank Forest, a 65-acre mature mixed-hardwood forest located in the heart of metro-Atlanta. We'll explore the diversity of native wildflowers in the forest and learn to identify them by their leaves and flowers.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19
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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Inspired by objects in the Museum’s collection and works by artist Daniel Arsham, Teacher Appreciation Day: STEAM Edition at the High Museum of Art will be filled with drop-in stations exploring 3-D printing and hand-making techniques as well as guided tours of Daniel Arsham: Hourglass and the High’s permanent collection.

Audience(s):
  • Educators
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19
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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
12:15pm to 12:50pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
A gentle and awe-inspiring introduction to the wonders of the pre-historic world for 0-5 year olds, this is a play where science and art intersect, and where our tiniest audience members interact with the largest dinosaurs to ever walk the Earth.

Audience(s):
  • Preschool (age 0-4)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19
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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Come be an ecological explorer as we dig deep into the wonderful web of food and compost! We'll learn about critters that help compost and techniques to make your own backyard bin. Kids will have the chance to get their hands dirty and learn a few songs, too! This event is an open event with drop in any time, so check back for a more detailed schedule of the afternoon's activities. Also, explore the farm on a self guided tour while you are here!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19

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