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The Maine Science Festival requires the assistance of many different organizations and individuals to make our hugely collaborative events successful.


These are some of the programming areas you can expect at the Maine Science Festival.


Not a stuffy ol’ lecture. The MSF hosts a panel of experts on a topic with plenty of time for Q&A.


Past Forums Include:

• Tech Today: Drones & Ethics

• Science Cents: Where Economic

• Development & Science Meet

• Mining the Past - Find out what you can learn from what's left behind

• Science & Technology in Sports

• Opioids: Current Crisis, Historical Context and a Rationale Plan Moving Forward

• Science in Maine’s National Park

• Aquaculture: Farming the Gulf

• Maine in Space

Forums & Talks

Hands-on explorations covering science, engineering, innovation, and technology from all over Maine. Not just for kids, Exploration Station enthralls and inspires all ages.

Past Stations included:

• Photograms and Cyanotypes: Creating photos without a camera

• Coding without Computers

• Science and Practice of Pharmacy

• We All Have the Same Genes

• Getting Up to Speed on Seaweed

• Catapults - Predict how your shot will land.

• Robotics

Shark Tagging

• Home Scientist Explore the science all around you - from static electricity to polymers

• What is ocean acidification and how can you help?

• Astronomy Fun! Learn how telescopes work and try to assemble one, see how astronomers use spectra by playing with gas tubes, and more!

Exploration Station
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MSF workshops’ intimate settings provide a thorough (some would say microscopic) view of the science behind many everyday things we take for granted.


Past Workshops included:

• Math in Action

• Cheese workshop

• Crime Scene Investigation

• Brain Station

• VEMI Lab Live

• Science of Wine

• Minecraft Workshop

• Improvisation & Trauma Recovery

• Science Writing 101

• Illustrating Natural Science

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Science + arts + humanities = culture. We work with many organizations to explore science, art, humanities, and their intersections. 



• Your Brain on Improv

• String Theory Redux (physics of stringed instruments)

• Science of Dance

• Science of Voice

• The art and science of Caleb Charland

• Artists & Scientists: Common Language

• Brass Works

• Verse in the Universe

• Poetry Speaks to Science

Art/Science Symbiosis
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These can be a talk, a presentation, a film screening – something that you would expect to find during the Festival itself, but held in different locations around the state during other months. This allows us to keep a focus on Maine science throughout the year, and encourage people to join us at the full MSF.

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