Booths, community hosts sought for 2014 science festival

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Adam Savage of "Mythbusters" will appear at the 2014 Nebraska Science Festival.
Science fans -- including UNMC faculty, staff and students -- can share their love of science by participating in the second annual Nebraska Science Festival, which runs April 24-27 in Omaha and Lincoln.

Video: Scifest is fun! Click here to see a brief video of last year's activities.

Those interested should submit applications to:

  • Present hands-on, kid-friendly science booths at one of the free Science Expos. The Expos will be April 24 and 25 at The Durham Museum in Omaha and the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland, Neb., for registered school groups. A public expo is scheduled for April 26 at The Durham Museum.
  • Host a science-related event during the festival weekend. Free community events are encouraged and should be accessible to the general public.

Applications should be submitted online here by Jan. 15 to be considered for the Science Expos and included in printed materials. Community sites that want to host an event also should submit an application online here. Applications are subject to approval by the festival advisory committee.

Presented by UNMC, 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. New in 2014, the festival will extend programming into Lincoln as it builds toward being a statewide celebration.

For more information or to register, go to the festival's website or contact Kacie Gerard, 402-559-4319.

In addition to UNMC, the 2014 Nebraska Science Festival is sponsored by the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures and media sponsors KETV and the Omaha World-Herald.


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