Michigan State to host month-long science festival

Beginning April 1 and continuing throughout the month, Michigan State University will host its 10th Annual Science Festival.

The 2022 MSU Science Festival will take place April 1-30 with in-person and virtual events on the MSU campus and in locations across the state, said Hazel Anderson, assistant MSU Science Festival coordinator.

Event types include Statewide Astronomy Night, Science at the Gardens, Talks with Experts, Dazzling Demonstrations, Nights at the Museum, Tours and Open Houses, STEAM Adventures, Science On Demand, Hands On Science, BioBlitz, and more. The full schedule and more details can be found on their website.

“Anyone can attend the science festival and all events are free,” Emily Springer, the university’s communications and engagement manager, said in an email. “In past years, attendees have included students, faculty, staff, media and community members. There are events for all age groups and all events listed on the Science Festival website indicate appropriate ages.

National Science Foundation Chief Operating Officer Karen Marrongelle was the keynote speaker this year. She spoke about the importance of scientific progress and the future of STEM.

“The MSU Science Festival is an opportunity to learn more behind the scenes at MSU, engage with MSU science, technology, engineering, art, and math experts and community partners across the state, and fuel your curiosity,” Anderson said. in an email.

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with science sites that span Michigan, such as a planetarium in Jackson, an observatory in Detroit, and a museum in Kalamazoo.

All events are free and all are welcome.

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