We are excited to announce the 7th Annual It’s All About Science Festival. This festival is an annual celebration and exploration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) for all ages. The mission of the It’s All About Science Festival is to promote a science-centric community by showcasing all things science to the Northern Plains. To that end, we will continue to host a free, one-day public event intended to stimulate a science-minded community.
- WHEN: Saturday, June 9th, 2018 (open to the public from 9am-4:30pm)
- WHERE: Sanford Research Center, 2301 East 60th Street North, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
- WHY PARTICIPATE: Showcase your organization’s scientific capabilities and support the mission of the It’s All About Science Festival!
- REGISTER YOUR EXHIBIT: Complete this online form. You will be asked to provide an abstract of your exhibit which will be reviewed by the committee. Multiple presentation/exhibit requests can be submitted from one organization but a separate application must be completed for each. Upon review and selection, you will be notified and will receive an exhibitor’s packet with details regarding the event. Note: all exhibits are expected to provide hands-on activities to engage the community. In order to keep the event new and fresh each year, we encourage returning exhibitors to adjust exhibits regularly to enhance the experience for repeat attendees.
We recommend participants be prepared for the large crowds. This includes having enough supplies, being set up on-time, and providing adequate coverage for your booth. Annually the festival draws approximately 4000 community members. In previous years attendance has been steady from the start and numbers increase throughout the afternoon, thus, we advise multiple volunteers run each booth. If you misjudge and run out of supplies for your hands on portion, please be prepared with some information/education lesson that does not require supplies, allowing your booth to remain staffed for the remainder of the festival.
Act Now! Submit your registration now! Applications received by March 26 are eligible for the early bird drawing for $100 in exhibit supplies.
Volunteers: If you have extra staff or helpers, who are interested in dedicating additional time as Festival Volunteers, have them fill out a Volunteer Application at http://www.itsallaboutscience.org/volunteers/