Atlanta Science Festival (ASF), the city’s premier celebration of all things science, returns with explosive events and excitement. Today Atlanta Science Festival representatives unveiled the schedule taking place March 6-21, 2020.
“We’re passionate about sharing the beauty of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with the whole Atlanta community,” says Jordan Rose, executive co-director of Science ATL, the nonprofit organization that produces Atlanta Science Festival. “And there’s no better place than Atlanta, which continues to be a global leader in scientific innovation.”
The Atlanta Science Festival begins with its signature launch event. This year ASF transports the audience to the year 2100 with “2100: A Climate Odyssey,” a theatrically immersive experience of the potential impact of climate change over the next century. With the help of special effects, audio-visual wizardry, actors, and audience interaction, glimpse into the future of Atlanta and explore the way humanity could be affected by global warming, and how we can work together to help mitigate disaster. (8 p.m. March 6. $20, $18 seniors. Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Drive N.W., Atlanta.)
After the “2100: A Climate Odyssey” launch event, the following two weeks will find guests exploring science and technology at more than 100 engaging events, ranging in cost from free to a nominal fee. These include hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances at a variety of locations throughout Metro Atlanta. Expect coders and hackers, puppets, newts and bees and snakes and superpowers, microbes in action, elephant yoga, roller derby, archeological digs, nature trails, and the science behind wine, coffee, and “Star Wars.”
The Atlanta Science Festival culminates in the Exploration Expo, Atlanta’s biggest family science event. Thousands of curious kids and adults descend upon Piedmont Park to experience the wonder of science with 100 hands-on interactive science booths, live science demos, and shows from local organizations, universities, and companies. Attendees can experience everything from touching a human brain to building biological machines. (11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 21. Free. Piedmont Park, at the intersection of Charles Allen Drive and 10th Street, Atlanta.)
Google’s CS (Computer Science) First Coding Workshop is a free workshop for middle-school aged students. At the 45-minute workshop, students will learn the basics of coding with classes led by Google engineers. While at the CS First Coding Workshop, participants and their families can also check out Google’s gravity-powered race car and the Google photo zone! The workshops will take place on Saturday, March 21 at Piedmont Park in the Thrive Zone of the Atlanta Science Festival Expo. Google will hold three 45-minute coding workshops throughout the day, beginning at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Participation is free but space is limited, so parents and guardians should register students ahead of time. - CANCELED DUE TO the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) situation.
All of the Science Festival Events are on the Sandy Springs Dunwoody Macaroni Kid Calendar!
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