During the 2021 Atlanta Science Festival
Orienteering Scavenger Hunt
Available for self-guided exploration at Mason Mill Park, March 13-27. Mason Mill Park contains a 100-acre forest with many surprises. This self-guided scavenger hunt will help you find ruins from the 1930s, fairy houses, gnome homes, decorated Christmas trees, interesting graffiti, abandoned vehicles, and many other unusual things. But to find these spots, you’ll have to use your wits to solve clues and your compass-orienteering skills to find the way. Are you up to the challenge? Get started with these instructions [PDF] and watch this video.
Available for self-guided exploration from your computer or mobile device, March 13-27. More info here. Re-introduce yourself to 40 species that are central to the identity of Atlanta in this conservation challenge! Sign up to play and you’ll get to learn about 40 different species and for each, you’ll be given a micro-conservation task. Complete each of the 40 tasks and get prizes!
Available for self-guided exploration on March 13 & 14 from 9am – 5pm and on March 16-21 from 9am – 7pm. Atlanta Botanical Garden admission is required. More info here. Use your super sleuth skills to solve botanical mysteries at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. For this self-led adventure, families pick up a guide in the Visitor Center before embarking on their botanical voyage through the beautiful spring garden. The journey will include 5 stops where families become plant scientists to solve puzzles and uncover clues. We recommend that families bring their own clipboard and writing utensil. Suggested ages: 6 – 10.
CCPLS Family Tech Time Experience
Available for self-guided exploration on March 13-26. More info here. Head out to the STEM Bio Walk at the Mountain View Regional Library to celebrate the history of STEM and the women who made it happen. This self-paced experience is available Saturday, March 13 through Friday, March 26, 2021. Using QR codes, kids grades K-5 can use a smart phone or tablet to discover the role of women in STEM. While you are here, pick up a Brown Bag STEM Take and Make kit per household (while supplies last) to do more fun science at home!
MULTI-DAY VIRTUAL EVENTS
Latino College and STEM Fair
Several virtual bilingual events occurring March 17-18. More info here. GoSTEM invites students, families and educators to our 9th Annual Latino College and STEM Fair… virtually! We hope that you will join us for two days of hands-on activities, informational talks, and keynote presentations! GoSTEM will offer virtual interactive hands-on STEM workshops to school and organization groups during the day, keynote presentations in the morning, and informational sessions will take place after school or in the evening. Learn more here.
HealthHacks Coding Hackathon
Advance registration is required. Occurs during several virtual workshops and sessions March 13-21. More info here. Calling all middle and high school girls who code! Immerse yourself in the foundations of coding and its application to improve health in the community. You’ll have help from expert mentors to spark inspiration and assist with coding through this virtual interactive workshop.
Georgia Air Quality Challenge
Available for self-guided or teacher/adult-guided exploration at home or in school through March 27. This is a contest; there is no event. More info here. The Georgia Air Quality Challenge is an experimental design challenge for students in grades 6-12. This contest can be completed at home or in class. Students in this STEM challenge will partner with Air Emory to determine the placement of sensors in local communities in order to fill the gap in air quality data for Georgia.
The Art of Science
This contest is available until March 20. There is no event. More info here. Join [email protected] and our partners for the final week of our Art of Science contest. We invite you to create a work of art that is either made using an interesting principle of science or that showcases some aspect of Science, Engineering, Technology, or Math. The contest is open to all K-12 students. There are some interesting prizes, including displays of your artwork in prominent places around Atlanta.