Wall-to-wall hands-on STEAM for all ages!
There are many ways to get involved in the Science Festival! Businesses, organizations, and individuals can become sponsors, partners, and volunteers. Learn more about how to get involved.
This year, miSci is partnering with It Came From Schenectady and Science on Tap for a movie night and discussion on November 7, 2017 at the GE Theater at Proctors. $9/Adults, $6/Students with IDs
6:00 Interactive Science Tables
7:00 District 9 Movie Screening
Panel Discussion to follow
Dr. Amanishakete Ani (aka Dr. X) - UAlbany Department of Africana Studies
Dr. Kevin Knuth - UAlbany Department of Physics & Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Dr. Jennifer Dean - Invasive Species Biologist, New York Natural Heritage Program
Dr. Ryan Irwin - UAlbany History Department
Trivia and raffle prizes throughout the night!
The STEM Summit is a FREE professional development workshop for educators on Wednesday, November 8th from 4:15 - 8:00 PM. There will be food and beverages for participants as well as SWAG for the first 100 registrants.
4:15 - 4:50 Arrival and Food
">Challenger Learning Center at miSci
Travel to Mars and its moon Phobos in the Challenger Learning Center's newest space mission simulation for 6th grade and up. Tour the facility's Mission Control, Space Transport Vehicle and Spacecraft. Learn how students use teamwork and communication to complete their mission objectives for Expedition Mars as they become inspired and gain a new appreciation for STEM.
Schenectady County Recycles-Cornell Cooperative Extension Schenectady County
Environmental Education plays an important role in shaping future STEM leaders. A Schenectady County Cornell Cooperative Extension Recycling & Composting Educator facilitates this workshop that provides an overview of resources and tools for educators to incorporate recycling, composting, and waste reduction STEM topics into the classroom (at any grade level) and Go Green! Further, educators will gain practical working knowledge about how to improve or implement school-wide waste reduction initiatives and create a culture of environmental sustainability in schools.
Dudley Observatory & The Suits-Bueche Planetarium
In 2017 the NISE Network released an Earth and Space Toolkit with classroom activities and demonstrations related to Earth and Space Science. The curriculum for these kits is free to download, and supplies are very inexpensive. Join us as we demonstrate our favorite activities from the toolkit that teach about scale sizes of the solar system, eclipses, gravity, black holes and more! We will also provide supplemental activities designed for each grade range related to these topic areas.
Ignition, turning the key on cyberbullying (Workshop 1: Grades 6-8)
Fox Vision Development Center
The Science of Vision and Learning (Workshops 1-3: All Grades)
80% of learning is visual. If your eyes don't team well you can have problems with reading, focusing, coordination and more. Come hear (and SEE!) this informative and interactive workshop with Dr. Robert Fox.
Tinkering Sampler (Workshop 1: Grades K-5, Workshop 2: Grades 6-8, Workshop 3: Grades 9-12)
High-tech and low-tech hands-on activities to grow your makerspace. 3D printing, Little Bits, Ozobots, and Bloxels.
Tech Valley Game Space
Teaching Math and Physics with Construct 2 (Workshop 1-3: Grades 6-12)
Games are a really great way to give context to abstract subjects like Physics and Math, but creating a game puts the student in the position of building a world, which requires them to create rules so that it is also interesting and fun. In this talk, we discuss how to use a free, easy-to-learn game engine to teach concepts in Physics and Math.
Science Festival could not exist without its Partners! Check back often for updated lists!
Science Festival is included in general miSci admission! Everyone attending the Science Festival will be issued a wristband. Visitors can enter and leave miSci throughout the day without re-purchasing admission as long as they have their wristbands. If you lose your wristband, you may present your receipt to the Admissions Desk or Membership Desk to receive a new one.
There are new activities every day of the Science Festival! Experience them all for free with a miSci membership. Not sure if you are ready for a membership? Come explore miSci - you have 30 days to apply the admission you paid* towards your membership fee!
*restrictions apply. Admission receipt must be presented for credit to be applied.
Groups are welcome to book trips during the Science Festival for self-guided tours of the museum. This will include all Science Festival activities excluding the Planetarium or Challenger Learning Center, which will require an additional fee. Availability for group bookings is limited. Inquire at 518-382-7890 x 228.
In addition to the miSci parking lot, additional lots are available for parking during the Science Festival.
Now you can stay at the Science Festival even longer! Given to Fry will be on site at the Science Festival selling food for all!
M. Lucille Vrooman Memorial Fund
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