2013 Public Science Day in Boston

Wednesday, February 13

Science Film Showcase

The AAAS Education and Human Resources Directorate, with support from the Verizon Foundation, is hosting a free screening of clips from the winning entries of the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards. Scientists and producers will screen clips, discuss the films and answer questions from the audience. The film screenings will be followed by a reception in the Museum gallery.

  • Hidden Beauty with Louie Schwartzberg, Filmmaker
  • Smithsonian Channel’s Grammar of Happiness with Daniel Everett, Linguist
  • National Geographic’s Bones of Turkana with Katie Carpenter, Producer
  • Smithsonian Channel’s Concorde: Flying Supersonic with Bob Van Der Linden, Curator, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
  • NOVA’s Fabric of the Cosmos, Speaker TBD
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm, Film Showcase
9 pm to 10 pm, Reception in HNHM Gallery
Location: Geological Lecture Hall
Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH)
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact: Dione Rossiter, Project Director,
202-326-6645 or drossite@aaas.org
RSVP required: http://sciencefilmshowcase.eventbrite.com/

 

Thursday, February 14

STEM Career Fair

In collaboration with the Harvard Museum of Natural History and Harvard’s Life Sciences Outreach program, the STEM Careers Fair will introduce middle school students to graduate student scientists, broadening middle schoolers’ perspectives of who is a scientist and how they got there. Middle schoolers are introduced to the research of two different grad students and gain a sense of science as a process of learning about the world.

Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH)
Contact: Dione Rossiter, Project Director,
202-326-6645 or drossite@aaas.org
 
Science Activity Fair

In collaboration with the Harvard Museum of Natural History and Harvard’s Life Sciences Outreach program, the Science Activity Fair will engage K-5 students from area after school programs and schools in fun science activities, led by college science students.

Time: 2:30 to 5:30 pm
Location: Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH)
Contact: Dione Rossiter, Project Director,
202-326-6645 or drossite@aaas.org

 

Family Science Day

Remember to also stop by Family Science Days, 11:00 am – 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, February 16-17, at the Hynes Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D. This community science showcase—featuring hands-on demonstrations and other family and kid-friendly activities—shines a spotlight on a broad range of educators working to promote an interest in science among the general public. For more information, please visit the Family Science Days webpage.