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Thank you for attending the 2023 Science Events Summit!

During the 2023 Science Events Summit, the community came together to plan the next evolution of our work together. Together we rolled up our sleeves and set the direction we can collectively shape the public science events community.

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Science Near Me

This NSF-funded initiative brings together public science events in users' local area. If you would like to list your festival's events, contact us!

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Welcome to the new SFA site!

We've launched the new Science Festival Alliance website, with the same resources and some new features.

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Our Mission

The Science Festival Alliance (SFA) fosters a professional community dedicated to cultivating a healthy relationship between science and society through festivals and other public events.

We are a collaborative network of member institutions, initiatives, and individuals committed to sharing resources and working with a diverse group of stakeholders to spark curiosity, encourage experimentation, and engage with our communities.

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Upcoming Science Festivals

Wisconsin Science Festival

Hundreds of venues around Wisconsin participate in the Wisconsin Science Festival, a statewide celebration that connects people with science, technology, engineering, art and math.
October 22, 2023

Alabama Science Festival

Celebrate Science In Alabama!
Huntsville, Madison, Decatur and surrounding areas
October 27, 2023

Thunder Over the Rock STEM Fest

The Air Force recognizes there is a critical need for STEM talent for future technology and innovation efforts within our nation’s STEM workforce. A diversified STEM talent pool will establish the pace of technology advancements and enable the Air Force to avoid technological surprises. A transformational STEM workforce will also direct the path of technological dominance and sustain a combat edge for our armed services.
1500 Vandenberg Blvd, Little Rock AFB, AR 72099
October 28, 2023

Eureka Festival

The Eureka Festival! is the biggest science festival in Quebec!
Parc Jean-Drapeau
June 1, 2024
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Resources & Toolkits

Evaluation Instrument: Using iPads in the Field

Information about a Research Study Parental Permission

Video - How to Pitch a Science Event to a Bar or Restaurant

Festival Overview Doc (Small Festivals)

Evaluation Report: 2009 San Diego Science Festival Exhibitor and Performer Survey Report

Video - How to Create a Star Party

Evaluation Instrument: Approaching Attendees

Planning Resource: Discovery Day Partner Checklist (PSF)

Video - How to Pitch to a Brewery

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