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2020 Accelerator Resources

Resources for Smaller Festivals

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

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Evaluation: 2014 Festival Evaluation Overview Webinar

Evaluation Instrument: One is Greater than Two

Video - How NOT to Interact with Visitors (NISE Net)

Call for Activities Eureka Science Festival

2017 Annual Report

Evaluation Report: 2013 North Carolina Science Festival Executive Summary Brochure

Why Develop A Year Round Science Calendar?

Evaluation Instrument: Cambridge Science Festival Hands On Activities Survey

Video - Philadelphia Science Festival-Community

Philadelphia Science Festival FAQ

Follow Up/Leisure TimeSurvey

Expo Host Application Form

Festival 101: who, what, when

Sponsorship Resource: Sponsor Benefits (NCSF)

Video - The Moon and It's Orbit

Year-Round Calendars – Must Haves and Nice-to-Haves

Sponsorship Resource: Science Festival Sales Deck (BASF)

Planning Resource: Volunteer Job Description (PSF)

Content Resource: Free Sky Maps

Planning Resource: NEIGHBORHOOD SCIENCE AFTERSCHOOL LOGISTICS (PSF)

Academic Paper: Learning on School Visits to Science Festivals

Science Festival Alliance Overview

Steering Committees and Advisory Boards - COP Webinar Series