March 14 - 25, 2017

2017 Festival Events

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03-19-2017

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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us on a Critter Crawl through the Oxford Forest! Help us find bugs, turtles and other interesting wildlife while enjoying the beautiful forest around us.

Audience(s):
  • Preschool (age 0-4)
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19
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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us at Woodruff Arts Center for a science twist on the arts! Biology, engineering, zoology infused into our theatrical activities. Puppet making! Acting classes! Performances! And more!

Audience(s):
  • Preschool (age 0-4)
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19
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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

A killer has swept through the streets of London; hundreds are dead! Would you believe that an accomplice to this terrible crime is something you use everyday? Through a series of clues, you'll get to solve a mystery to discover that water can also produce negative effects for people. You will get to learn about investigative methods used by epidemiologists to trace the source of contagious diseases and discuss the issue of global access to clean water.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19
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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY.
Tag along on a walking tour with two geologist-
educators to see the beautiful building stones and folded natural rock layers of Midtown Atlanta. Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia, teams up with highly sought guest speaker from Georgia Mineral Society and Atlanta Geological Society, Bill Waggener, to interpret the stories that rocks tell.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19
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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY.
Come on out for a game of Robot Soccer! Kids will learn Lego Mindstorm coding and then be placed into teams for a friendly Robotic Soccer competition. Using sensors and programmed codes that are uploaded to the Lego Mindstorms, we will see the Robotic Soccer players come to life on our indoor soccer field!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19
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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Zombies are roaming Emory's campus, and you must stop the spread of the disease before it's too late. Investigate a mock zombie outbreak at Emory, using real-world tools employed by Emory and CDC scientists. Players will study the environment, perform a lab test, interview mock patients and investigate vaccine and drug development to get to the bottom of this mysterious outbreak. Get your team together and register online!

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19
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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Step right up and be a part of Circus Science! Immerse yourself in the circus arts while learning basic scientific principles that make these amazing feats of strength and balance possible.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19
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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
3:00pm to 5:30pm

The 1990 film Tremors, starring Kevin Bacon and a pack of ravenous gigantic burrowing worms, is a monster-movie classic. But have you ever wondered if any real animals inspired these fictional worms? Join Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Emory paleontologist Tony Martin, for a screening of Tremors, followed by a lively discussion of science related to the film.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19
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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

BeastCam technology can create high-resolution 3D models of living animals in an instant! We will showcase this awesomeness by scanning small live animals (e.g., frogs, lizards) right in front of you!

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 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Step right up and be a part of Circus Science! Immerse yourself in the circus arts while learning basic scientific principles that make these amazing feats of strength and balance possible.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19
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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm

Earth's first genetically modified rock band, Leucine Zipper and the Zinc Fingers, laughs it up with members of the Geekapalooza comedy tour in this night of science-themed music and comedy.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19

03-20-2017

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Mon, 03/20/2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Visit the David J. Sencer CDC Museum for a fun and interactive family tour of A Lens on CDC, an exhibition featuring the scientific photography of Jim Gathany. For the past 30 years, Gathany has documented CDC's scientific achievements and its history.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 20
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Mon, 03/20/2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

Learn how to bring the magic of the aquatic world into your own home. Join Georgia Aquarium experts, as we explore the differences between fish vs. coral aquariums, freshwater vs. saltwater, water quality parameters, and getting started with your own aquarium.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 20
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Mon, 03/20/2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Visit the David J. Sencer CDC Museum for a fun and interactive family tour of A Lens on CDC, an exhibition featuring the scientific photography of Jim Gathany. For the past 30 years, Gathany has documented CDC's scientific achievements and its history.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 20
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Mon, 03/20/2017 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm

Join us for a dance performance that explores the intersectionality of race, identity, health and activism, as it relates to the goal of working towards an AIDS free generation. Immediately after the performance, the Emory Center for Ethics will host a conversation where we will hear the perspectives of the past, present and future of viral diseases with HIV as the centerpiece from scientists, public health researchers, and dancers. AID Atlanta will be present for free, quick and confidential HIV testing.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 20
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Mon, 03/20/2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

One with the Force You Are? Join us for this all-ages dress-up Sci-Fi adventure to learn about the comparative planetology of the worlds of Star Wars and the planets in our own solar system, as well as extra-solar planets. You will have the chance to enjoy video clips inspired by Star Wars and other Sci-Fi favorites.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 20
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Mon, 03/20/2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

We can't go back in time and directly observe the process of human evolution, but thankfully, scientists keep finding more and more ways to investigate our past. We find clues in footprints preserved in volcanic ash. We use cutting-edge imaging techniques to understand how the human brain evolved. Join members of Emory’s Anthropology Department to discuss recent discoveries, and examine a cast collection of fossilized skulls of our human ancestors.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 20

03-21-2017

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Tue, 03/21/2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Visit the David J. Sencer CDC Museum for a fun and interactive family tour of A Lens on CDC, an exhibition featuring the scientific photography of Jim Gathany. For the past 30 years, Gathany has documented CDC's scientific achievements and its history.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 21
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Tue, 03/21/2017 -
10:00am to 10:55am

Let the GSU Bio-Bus take you on a science adventure. DNA Is For Families is fun and exciting program for young learners that is designed to introduce students (ages 5 through 10 and their parents) to the concept of genetic traits and the diversity they generate.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
All Dates:
  1. Mar 21
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Tue, 03/21/2017 -
10:00am to 12:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY. A WAITLIST IS AVAILABLE.
Science is really everywhere you look - even on the shelves at the store. What type of science and engineering does it take to make cleaning products? The Clorox Company wants to share with you a behind the scenes look at the manufacturing plant here in the Atlanta region that makes various cleaning products that you probably have at your own house right now. Come for a tour of the facility and see the the robots, the bottling machines, and more that help you keep your world sparkling clean!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 21
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Tue, 03/21/2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

Fingerprints, DNA analysis, blood typing...all in a day's work for a forensics scientist! In this hands-on session, let the Bio-Bus show you how biotechnology is used to solve crimes.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
All Dates:
  1. Mar 21
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Tue, 03/21/2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Visit the David J. Sencer CDC Museum for a fun and interactive family tour of A Lens on CDC, an exhibition featuring the scientific photography of Jim Gathany. For the past 30 years, Gathany has documented CDC's scientific achievements and its history.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 21
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Tue, 03/21/2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Q: What clock cannot be used to tell time?
A: The Iodine Clock.
Join us to learn more about the punchline to this nerdy chemistry joke, and see other colorful chemical reactions reactions. After ooo-ing and ahhh-ing over our demos, conduct your own chemical reactions and watch the explosions of color!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 21
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Tue, 03/21/2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

They clean, provide pest control, and help feed the planet. But even with all they do for us, people still don't seem to love bugs! Join us to learn more about what bugs do to help us and what you can do to help them thrive. We'll be finding bugs, identifying them, eating them (a great source of protein!), and even building our own take home bee houses.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 21
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Tue, 03/21/2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Come hear a beekeeper share their passion about the world’s greatest insect. Learn how keeping honeybees can become a fascinating experience for the whole family. Find out what it takes to keep honeybees and see the tools that are helpful with promoting your new hobby.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 21

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