Previous Event Drew More Than 16,000 of Atlanta’s Most Scientifically Curious
ATLANTA – Oct. 30, 2014 – The Atlanta Science Festival is looking for organizations interested in helping Atlanta explore the world of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), while feeding its collective curiosity at the 2015 Exploration Expo, the metro area’s largest single-day interactive science event.
Proposals for Expo exhibits will be accepted online until Jan. 9, 2015. Expo organizers are looking for another diverse and collaborative group of exhibitors that includes businesses, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, community groups and other STEAM-related performers. The Exploration Expo is the culminating event of the Atlanta Science Festival week, and it is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Centennial Olympic Park.
“We had more than 16,000 people attend the inaugural Expo last spring,” said Monya Ruffin, Ph.D., Exploration Expo chair. “The Atlanta Science Festival is excited to bring this event back to the region and to have another opportunity to engage people of all ages in STEAM education and learning. We have some exciting new things planned that will help make the event even bigger and better than last year.”
According to Ruffin, this fun, family-friendly event promises to push science exploration, discovery and innovation forward with more than 100 interactive exhibits, hands-on experiments, mind-blowing demos, and a full line-up of live science-themed performances—plus so much more! The Expo will be open to the public with free admission.
Some of the most popular exhibits from the 2014 Expo included Georgia State University’s “Bio Bus,” Tellus Science Museum’s “Gem Panning and Fossil Dig,” and Big Thinkers Science Exploration’s “Make Your Own Bouncy Balls.”
“Big Thinkers truly enjoyed the 2014 Atlanta Science Festival," said Noreen Raines, founder and CEO of Big Thinkers Science Exploration. "From the energetic crowd to the excitement of the other participants, the Festival was a huge success! Through our participation, we were able to reach out to the community and introduce science, to both parents and children, in a fun and hands-on manner. We are so excited for the opportunity to be bigger and better and reach out to the community once again. We love being able to encourage life-long learning in the STEM fields and look forward to doing it again at next year's Expo.“
The Atlanta Science Festival will be hosting an informational webinar on Nov. 19 at noon for individuals and organizations interested in participating in the Expo.
Organizations can also get more information and/or submit their proposals for Expo exhibits online at: http://atlantasciencefestival.org/exhibit-expo. To keep up with the latest information on the Atlanta Science Festival, please follow the event on Facebook at AtlantaScienceFestival, Twitter at @ATLSciFest and on Instagram at atlscifest.
About the Atlanta Science Festival
The second annual Atlanta Science Festival is a weeklong celebration of local science and technology that culminates with an all-day interactive Exploration Expo at Centennial Olympic Park. Scientists, experts and educators from local schools, colleges, universities, museums and corporations will uncover mysteries and explain discoveries in hands-on activities, facility tours, stimulating presentations, and riveting performances at venues across the city. Our mission is to celebrate the inherent integration of STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) in our lives today, to share the impact that STEM/STEAM have on our community, and to inspire us all to wonder about our future. The Festival, which will be held March 21-28, is produced by a collaboration of science, cultural, and educational institutions, led by Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. To learn more, visit AtlantaScienceFestival.org or call (770) 322-4992.