SFA Toolkits

2020 Accelerator Resources

Resources for Smaller Festivals

Resources for smaller festivals compiled as part of the Science Festival Accelerator initiative.

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Science Festival Booth Fee Comparison

Content Resource: 2014 Spanish Astro Card (PSF)

Video - South Carolina Science Festival

VIDEO: Going Forth in the Name of Science

Information about a Research Study Parental Permission

Sponsorship Resource: 2011 Benefit Chart (PSF)

Evaluation Summary (Small Festivals)

Overview: Science Night Kits

2012 Big Ideas for Busy People Video

Content Resource: Beer Lab Manual (PSF)

Planning Resource: Sample Beer Program Budget (PSF)

State Wide Festivals

Content Resource: Ted-Ed Video - The Chemistry of Cookies

Video - Wisconsin Science Festival

Evaluation Report: 2009 San Diego Science Festival

Science Festival Event Timeline

Science Festival Partner Packet


Video - How to Make an Activity Hands On

Reaching Underrepresented Groups Webinar Recording

Planning tool for "rolling panel" or "cascading conversation" design

Engaging School Students

What Makes a Good Exhibit

Planning Resource: Astronomy Night Host Site Checklist (PSF)