A Peek at Our Official 2016 MSF Events

As the 2016 Maine Science Festival approaches, festival goers can look forward to a wide range of exciting events for all ages with some new additions and the return of some fan favorites!

Here is a look at some of the events you will be seeing in 2016. Our full listing events will be released in mid-February!

Wednesday, March 2, 6:30pm-8:00pm – Maine Science Festival Preview Event
Maine Reads Science: The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
Wednesday, March 2, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Friday, March 18 – Sunday, March 20

Headliner Event: An Evening with Nate Silver
7:30pm. Tickets required: $10/students, $15/general admission in advance; $15/student and $20/general public at the door. Reserved seating

Hands on activities
Cool Science (19 different MSF partners providing activities)
Brain Station
Teen Tech Night
Exploration Station (19 different MSF partners providing activities)
Mad Science Maine

Panel Discussions/Talks
Smart Brass
Video Game Genesis
Science on the Bookshelf
Follow a Researcher
Science on Tap: (some of) The Seven Deadly Sins
Maine’s River Fisheries: Sustenance, Science and Conservation
Bringing our lakes alive through hands-on education
Science, Manufacturing, and Maine
The Future of Technical Textiles in Maine
Science & Technology in Sports
Opioids: Current Crisis, Historical Context and a Rationale Plan Moving Forward
Aquaculture in Maine
Maine in Space
So you think you know math?
5 Minute Genius

Shows, Exhibits, Films
Physics Road Show
The Music Synthesizer – “Old School” audio
Antique Computer Exhibit
Friday Night Film at Central Gallery
Maine State Science Fair
Mad Science of Maine
What Rhymes with Science?
Story Collider

Workshops for Teachers & Educators 
**Sign-ups required
Engineering in the Elementary Grades
STEM Ambassadors Program
Authentic Data Collection & Analysis

Workshops for Everyone!
Owl Pellet Autopsy (First come, first serve – space is limited)
Your Brain on Improv (sign-up required)
Op Art (Optical Illusions)
Nature Illustration Workshop (sign up required)
Science of Wine
Ice Cream for Science!

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