Council Issues Los Alamos ScienceFest Proclamation

Los Alamos MainStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox accepts a proclamation from Council Vice Chair Kristin Henderson. Photo by Kelly Stewart


The Los Alamos County Council issued a proclamation at its meeting Tuesday evening declaring Sept. 5-13 as Los Alamos ScienceFest Week.


WHEREAS: In 2007, the County Council voiced their desire to establish a unique, annual event that would set Los Alamos apart from any other place in the nation, with a long-range goal of bringing tourists and visitors here, as well as providing a wonderful venue for local friends, families and neighbors to gather in our downtown for a fun-filled event; and

WHEREAS: ScienceFest is the evolution of “The Next Big Idea” – through collaboration and strategic planning with community partners, organizations and local businesses, the event has been expanded into a week-long festival. ScienceFest will feature an exciting line-up of interactive demonstrations, creative competitions, dynamic speakers, community tours and educational-flavored social gatherings to engage families and youth in science. The variety of programming helps highlight the role of science in everyday life and encourages continuous learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math; and

WHEREAS: ScienceFest will be held in various locations around Los Alamos County, and host anchor events like RocketDay on September 6th at Overlook Park, and ExpoDay on September 13th at Ashley Pond Park; and

WHEREAS: The Council is enthusiastic in endorsing ScienceFest, and hopes to see the annual event continue and grow, with creative educational and artistic experiences available for every age group;

NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim the Week of September 5-13, 2014 as


in Los Alamos County, and encourage our citizens to invite friends and visitors to attend the week-long events being held in Los Alamos and White Rock!