The 12th annual Michigan State University Science Festival released its full schedule of free events celebrating and exploring science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Beginning April 1, and continuing throughout the month, community members are invited to attend events held on MSU’s campus and select sites throughout the state.
“We’re looking forward to offering another year of educational opportunities rooted in the disciplines of STEAM for learners of all ages,” said Kwesi Brookins, vice provost for University Outreach and Engagement. “By providing a wide range of events led by experts in their respective areas, we hope to increase curiosity and promote science literacy in communities across Michigan.”
This year the festival is thrilled to welcome featured speaker, Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of "Braiding Sweetgrass," to Grewal Hall in Lansing on April 20. She will discuss the importance of cultivating a reciprocal relationship with the living world through both scientific and Indigenous perspectives. Tickets to the event are sold out, but information on how to join a livestreamed broadcast will be announced closer to the event.
STEAM Expo Weekend is returning April 13-14 at the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility on campus. Hundreds of hands-on activities are available for attendees of all ages to explore the science of food to the science of soil and everything in between including video games, robotics, chemistry and more.
This year’s featured events include different activities, talks, demonstrations and more that are taking place throughout the month. Crowd favorites are returning, and new events have been added:
- Statewide Astronomy Night
- Science After Dark
- Nights at the Museum
- Behind the Scenes Tours and Open Houses
- Dazzling Demos and Talks
View the full schedule and plan your visit at MSU Science Festival.
This story originally appeared on the Outreach and Engagement website.