The 2nd annual Nebraska Science Festival runs April 24th through the 27th at various venues across the state.
Kacie Gerard, Science Outreach Programs Coordinator at UNMC, says the Science Festival is a weekend celebration with different activities for all ages that make science fun.
Gerard says science has a bad reputation as being boring and stale but the festival offers events to get people excited about science.
New this year, she says there will be a free teacher’s night at Nebraska Wesleyan University on Thursday, April 24th.
"It’s science-based, so if you’re into the science teaching field, this is ideal for you. But we will also have a bunch of exhibitors on hand to share programming, experiment ideas, field trip ideas, and product ideas. And the Dancing Scientist will be there to do short demonstrations in case anyone wants to bring him in.”
Gerard says the teacher’s night event takes place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the 24th and is open not only to teachers, but also to those interested in becoming teachers.