ScienceFest 2018 Committee Seeking Festival Participants, Offering New ‘Impact Training’

The ScienceFest 2018 Committee is currently seeking science and tech companies (with a fun demo or showcase of their work) to participate in Discovery Day (previously known as “Festival Day”) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 14.
Award-winning Los Alamos ScienceFest Discovery Day is full of interactive activities, tours and exhibits to engage people of all ages in science. Festival producer Los Alamos MainStreet is partnering with businesses and organizations to present the festival at Los Alamos’ Ashley Pond. ScienceFest brings family-fun to downtown Los Alamos, where attendees can visit tents with non-stop interactive science demonstrations, a kids’ activity area, music, food, beverages and live musical performances.
If you have a science or tech-related demo you are interested in sharing with the public at a Discovery Day booth Saturday, July 14, Register to Participate! Early-bird exhibitor registration is ​free now until May 31.
Impact Training for ScienceFest
This year, ScienceFest will also be offering a free Impact Training seminar taking place at projectY cowork Los Alamos (150 Central Park Square) leading up to Discovery Day.
The Details:
  • Geared toward subject matter experts in any STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) field who would like to develop their skills in speaking and working with the public.
  • Participants will learn how to engage with the public to increase their impact with audiences in a variety of settings from schools, to other outreach events.
  • The program is based on the Portal to the Public curriculum developed through the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, and is used by more than 60 institutions nationwide. This particular seminar is taught by local instructors from Mathamuseum.
  • The seminar is limited to 10 participants, who will receive free registration, tent, booth, table and chairs at ScienceFest, in exchange for their time spent in the Impact Training. 
If you’re interested in participating, please contact Lauren McDaniel at The Impact Training is provided to participants thanks to generous support from Del Norte Credit Union.
Relevant Dates:
Thursday, May 10, 12-1 p.m. Information Session 
What might you expect from the seminar? Join us to see examples of interactive displays and informally talk with the instructors about your specific needs.
Friday, May 18, 8-12 p.m. Impact Training
(attendance required for free registration and booth materials)
Topics will focus on How People Learn, Communication, and Invitations. Participants will work together on activities and projects that demonstrate concepts.
Friday, May 25, 1-4 p.m. Activity Development 
This session will focus on developing ideas for your specific table-top activity. You will be working with others to brainstorm and test ideas. Instructors will provide individual mentoring.