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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.

Recent News

SFA at ASTC 2022

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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, 2022
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Resources & Toolkits

Sponsorship Resource: Science Festival Sales Deck (BASF)

Scientist Engagement - COP Webinar Series

Paying for Booth Space

Mobilizing College Students - COP Webinar Series

Exhibitor Registration (Small Festival)

Evaluation Method: 2015 EvalFest Gallery Walk Embedded Assessment Booth Presentation


Planning Resource: Discovery Day Volunteer Job Descriptions (PSF)

Evaluation Instrument: 2012 Bay Area Science Festival Attendee Survey

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