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Dates:Monday, April 12, 2021 - Saturday, April 24, 2021
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor
Cost:Free see below
Category:Science & Technology
science on state street festival photoFrom dinosaurs, to nuclear waste management, to climate change, find engaging & creative virtual events for all ages & backgrounds during our two-week-long, Planet Earth themed virtual science festival from April 12-24.

Family-Friendly Event Highlights

View the entire program lineup here and register for zoom links.

MOUNT ALVERNIA ACADEMY: SAVING THE NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE VIDEOS
Apr 12, 2021 – Apr 24, 2021 12:00 AM
Monday, April 12 - Saturday, April 24, 2021
Streaming Virtually
Recommended for: Children and families, suitable for all ages

5th Grade students at Mt Alvernia Academy teamed up with the MA Environmental Trust to learn about the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whale and to advocate for its protection.


FROM SCRAPS TO SCRUMPTIOUS: FSU COOKS IS COOKING UP STEMS!
Apr 12, 2021 – Apr 24, 2021 12:00 AM
Streaming Virtually
Recommended for: Children and families, suitable for all ages

Join us for this unplugged, pre-recorded lesson and food demonstration where participants will challenge their perceptions of food waste, explore food waste reduction ideas, and discover how easy it is to repurpose food scraps into a scrumptious dish.


'HABITAT EARTH' SCREENING FOR YOUNG LEARNERS WITH DR. MARGARET CARROLL
Apr 12, 2021 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
via Zoom
Recommended for: Children and families, suitable for all ages

Plunge below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in deep ocean ecosystems; dig beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive; and soar to new heights to witness the intricate intersection between human and ecological networks.


'THE UNRAVELING OF THE WORLD: WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE HAS TO TEACH US' BY DR. VANDANA SINGH
Apr 12, 2021 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
via Zoom
Recommended for: Adults and older youth, ages 14+

Before we can talk about solutions, we must try to understand what wicked problems like climate change can teach us about our current path toward destruction: how we got to this point, and what is needed for meaningful change toward a better world.


FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY: GROW A BEAN PLANT TAKE & MAKE KIT
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Order your kit.
Recommended for: Children and families, suitable for all ages

Supplies limited. Courtesy of the Seed Lending Library. Click HERE to order your kit starting April 13.


MASSBAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE: A FORAY INTO FUNGI
Apr 13, 2021 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
via Zoom
Recommended for: Adults and older youth, high-school-age students and above

In this virtual workshop, participants will learn about the basics of mushroom cultivation, wild mushroom foraging in urban and rural environments, storage and processing of mushrooms, and their culinary uses. Participants will leave this virtual workshop with the knowledge and confidence to begin their own foray into the world of fungi.


CLIMATE CHANGE: WHAT IT IS AND HOW WE’LL FIX IT PRESENTATION AND Q&A WITH DR. JEFFREY BENNETT (GRADES 5-8)
Apr 14, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
via Zoom

No matter if your class is meeting in-person, fully remote, or in a hybrid format!

Dr. Bennett will be presenting an engaging, age-tailored virtual presentation titled Climate Change: What It Is and How We’ll Fix It to students in grades 5-8 during Science on State Street: Planet Earth Edition.


MAX GOES TO THE MOON READING AND Q&A WITH DR. JEFFREY BENNETT (GRADES 1&2)
Apr 15, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
via Zoom

No matter if your class is meeting in-person, fully remote, or in a hybrid format!

Dr. Bennett will do a reading of his book about the Moon for young learners, Max Goes to the Moon, followed by a Q&A for students in grades 1&2 during Science on State Street: Planet Earth Edition.


MASS AUDUBON: VIRTUAL COMPOST PARTY
Apr 15, 2021 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Virtual Event
Recommended for: Children and families, suitable for ages 6+

What’s the deal with compost? Join a Mass Audubon staff person to learn what can be composted in your everyday life and why composting helps reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.


THE WIZARD WHO SAVED THE WORLD READING AND Q&A WITH DR. JEFFREY BENNETT (GRADES 3-5)
Apr 16, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
via Zoom

No matter if your class is meeting in-person, fully remote, or in a hybrid format!

Dr. Bennett will do a reading of his book about climate change for young learners, The Wizard Who Saved the World, followed by a Q&A for students in grades 3-5 during Science on State Street: Planet Earth Edition.


'BEES IN OUR BACKYARD: AN INTRODUCTION TO LOCAL WILD POLLINATORS'
Apr 16, 2021 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
via Zoom
Recommended for: Children and families, suitable for all ages

This event will introduce you to the wide variety of local wild bee species and the habitats on which they depend, and help you learn how to identify the often-overlooked bees in your neighborhoods.

AstroNights LIVE: No Planet B: Exoplanets and Earth Appreciation
ASTRONIGHTS LIVE: NO PLANET B: EXOPLANETS AND EARTH APPRECIATION
Apr 16, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
via Zoom or YouTube
Recommended for: General Audiences, ages 7+

There’s no place like Earth in our solar system - but what about in the rest of the galaxy? Join us to learn what astronomers know about the planets outside our solar system.


'FRAGILE PLANET' SCREENING WITH DR. VANDANA SINGH
Apr 20, 2021 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
3:30 PM
via Zoom
Recommended for: Children and families, suitable for all ages

Fly through the solar system out into our galaxy and beyond. Explore the possibility of life on other planets. Discover why it's important we protect this fragile protector of life we call Earth.


MEET MASSACHUSETTS' OFFICIAL STATE DINOSAUR
Apr 21, 2021 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
via Zoom
Recommended for: Children and families, suitable for all ages

Framingham’s State Representative, Jack Lewis, and Barnas Monteith discuss Podokesaurus, our new Massachusetts state dinosaur! We will share some of the latest dinosaur discovery data and how it relates to space science and climate change. An exciting event, 100 million years in the making, you won’t want to miss!

View the entire program lineup here and register for each zoom link.

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