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April 2017 Maine Science Festival partner events

Science doesn’t stop in Maine: MSF partners help us keep the focus on science year-round. See what’s happening near you this month and remember that #scienceiseverywhere.


April 4th – April 28th: Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human? The Bangor Public Library is one of only 19 libraries across the U.S. hosting this traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibition is based on a popular exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and was organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the American Library Association. Exploring Human Origins explores the process of scientific investigation by shedding light on what we know about human evolution and how we know it. BPL is offering a range of public events for all ages. These discussions and workshops are led by scientists and other scholars from the Smithsonian; clergy, scholars and community leaders from the Bangor area; and Library staff and volunteers. We hope the exhibit, events and workshops, along with the suggested resources in this exhibit guide, give you a reason to contemplate our origins and on what it means to be human.

Full guide and schedule of events:

Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow Street, Bangor


April 7, 5:00 – 10:00pm: University of New England Brain Fair. Join UNE for a family friendly educational fair (elementary school and up) that aims to educate about the brain and brain safety, but also includes other STEM activities to engage the brain! All events are free and open to the public. More information at

University of New England, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford (Harold Alfond Forum)


April 24, 8:00am-6:00pm2017 UMaine Student Symposium: Research and Creative Activity. At the University of Maine, students inspire creativity and lead in the discovery of knowledge that makes a direct difference to the people of Maine. Come meet undergraduate and graduate student researchers and scholars, see their posters and exhibits, hear their presentations and view short performances. Celebrate student achievement in research and creative activities and discover the value of Maine’s only public research university. The day-long event will feature the work of over 1200 University of Maine undergraduate and graduate students. The event is free and open to the public – pre-register online at All ages welcome, best for high school to college.

Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street, Bangor