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Nebraska Science Festival to return in 2014 with expanded programming

Registration for school groups, Science Expo booths begins Oct. 9

The Nebraska Science Festival will return in 2014 with expanded programming that offers greater opportunities for students of all ages.

In its second year, the Nebraska Science Festival – scheduled for April 24-27, 2014 – will feature an array of science- and technology-related activities, while extending programming into Lincoln as it builds toward being a statewide celebration.

New in 2014, the free Science Expo will be open to school groups over the course of two days and at two different locations – the Durham Museum in downtown Omaha and the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland, Neb.

Beginning Oct. 9, teachers may register online at www.nescifest.com to bring their elementary-age students (ideally third- through fifth-graders) to the Science Expo at either:

  • The Durham Museum – Field trip choices are from 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on both April 24 and 25.
  • The Strategic Air and Space Museum – Field trip choices are from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on both April 24 and 25.

The Science Expo at The Durham Museum will be open to the public on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Also, beginning Oct. 9, proposals are being taken for hands-on, kid-friendly science booths and presenters at the Science Expos, as well as community sites that want to host an event for the general public. Visit www.nescifest.com for more info or to register as a booth and/or community site.

Presented by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Nebraska Science Festival is a growing collaboration interested in the advancement of science literacy. The Science Festival is designed to make science accessible, interactive, relevant and fun for kids and adults alike.

Submit your booth proposal – and encourage colleagues to submit proposals – via the online form by Jan. 15 to be considered for the Expos and included in printed materials. 

Science Festival announcements will be made as sites and programming are confirmed.

For more information, or to register, go to nescifest.com or contact Kacie Gerard, 402-559-4319, nescifest@gmail.com.

In addition to UNMC, other sponsors, to date, include The Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures and media sponsors KETV and the Omaha World-Herald.

 

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Karen Burbach
UNMC Public Relations
(402) 559-7377
kburbach@unmc.edu

Tom O'Connor
UNMC Public Relations
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