John Dam Plaza, Richland, WA ⬥ April 21, 2018 ⬥ 11:00am - 3:00pm
2017 was the inaugural year for the Celebration of Science. Featured speakers included
- Dr. Doug Ray, Physical Chemist ⬥ "Why Uncle Sam Supports Science"
- Dr. Mike Landry, Physicist ⬥ "Science Matters"
- Gretchen Graber, Botanist ⬥ "Pollinator Reliance on Wild Habitats"
- Dr. Steve Ghan, Climate Scientist ⬥ "Climate Scientists: Friends of the People "
- Dr. Jim Conca, Senior Scientist for UFA Ventures and Science Contributor for Forbes ⬥ "The Role of Science and Society - Past, Present and Future"
- Dr. Nancy Washton, Chemist ⬥ "From the Outside Looking In: Otherness, Diversity, and Difference in STEM"
While you listen to our local speakers talk about the impact of science on our every day life in the Mid-Columbia area, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy booths set up around John Dam Plaza.
Here are examples of what you'll find.
- Demonstration of conservation of energy
- Vacuum demonstration with marshmallows and more
- Bee friendly plant starting kits
- Van der Graaff generator display
- For kids, try on some of the protective equipment of a scientist, and take home a photo of yourself doing science!
- Build structures, then break them to test the strength of your design