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Resources for Smaller Festivals

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

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Innovation is what science festivals are all about and each is as unique as the community it serves, but there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Find sample calendars, budgets, forms, templates, evaluations, and much more—generously shared by SFA members and other supporters of public science outreach.

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2012 Big Ideas for Busy People Video

SFA Logo Usage

Key Messages for Partners

Evaluation Method: 2015 North Carolina Science Festival Data Collection Guide

Dr. Chris Emdin at the North Carolina Science Festival

Video - Event Planning 101


Video - Bay Area Science Festival

The SpectrUM Science Learning Tent at the Arlee Celebration

Evaluation Report: 2012 Science Festival Alliance Evaluation Report

Student Days Helpful Hints

Tips for Presenters

Festival Brainstorming (Small Festivals)

2015 Wisconsin Science Festival Report

Planning Resource: Volunteer Job Description (PSF)

Promotional Resource: 2011 Astronomy Night Flickr (PSF)

Evaluation Instrument: Cambridge Science Festival Attendee Survey

Planning Resource: North Carolina Science Festival event application (NCSF)

Academic Paper: Learning on School Visits to Science Festivals

Timing and Tracking Protocol

Festival Job Descriptions (Small Festivals)

Video - Using a Sun Spotter

Evaluation Method: 2015 EvalFest Gallery Walk Embedded Assessment Booth Presentation

Science Festival Partner Presentation