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You're the Expert

You're the Expert

Philadelphia, PA
What do you get when you mix three comedians and one of Philadelphia’s top scientists? A scientifically-proven good time . Watch as comedians attempt to guess the scientist’s area of expertise and then dig deeper into this topic during this laughter-ridden program. Featuring comedians Jo Fireston...
Friday, May 1 2015 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

Beer Lab

Beer Lab

Philadelphia, PA
Take a trip back to your high school science lab, but forgo the frog dissections. Instead, dust off those science skills for something a lot more desirable: beer! Take a scientific tour of the ingredients behind your favorite sudsy brews, and don’t forget to record your observations in your lab m...
Friday, May 1 2015 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Gross Anatomy

Gross Anatomy

Philadelphia, PA
Sometimes our bodies can be, well, gross. Celebrate all of your unsavory secretions with this taboo-breaking cabaret, and discover why the things we DON’T discuss at the dinner table are so important to our health! This event is for adults ages 21+, ID Required
Thursday, April 30 2015 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Robots: Inspired by Nature

Robots: Inspired by Nature

Philadelphia, PA
Sometimes the solutions to modern challenges are right in front of our eyes. Scientists and engineers showcase how nature can inspire answers to complex problems with a few special demonstrations. Get up close with a swimming fish robot and a flying robot that can grasp like a hawk!.  Hear how th...
Thursday, April 30 2015 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Dinner from the Weeds

Dinner from the Weeds

Philadelphia, PA
Tired of pulling pesky weeds from your garden? If you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em! Join local acclaimed chef Daniel Stern as he whips wild weeds into delicious dishes. Meet professional forager Tama Matsuoka Wong and learn about the top ten spring weeds easily foraged in Philadelphia area backyards. ...
Thursday, April 30 2015 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Educator Workshop: Paleontology in the Classroom

Educator Workshop: Paleontology in the Classroom

Philadelphia, PA
Dinosaurs continue to inspire awe, but what exactly classifies an animal as a dinosaur? Examine fossils, artifacts, and museum specimens, and learn how to create a fun and exciting paleontology experience in your own classroom. Improve your understanding of science content while exploring new way...
Thursday, April 30 2015 5:00 PM 7:00 PM

Educator Workshop: Educate to Innovate

Educator Workshop: Educate to Innovate

Philadelphia, PA
The STEM/STEAM/Maker education movement is gaining traction and has such a strong following throughout the U.S. that the White House has challenged educators to “Educate to Innovate.” Sounds inspiring, but what does that mean for your youth programs? In this workshop, you’ll gain access to the re...
Thursday, April 30 2015 4:00 PM 6:00 PM

Educator Workshop: How People Learn: Understanding the Brain

Educator Workshop: How People Learn: Understanding the Brain

Philadelphia, PA
Become a learning scientist at The Franklin Institute!  Explore the Your Brain exhibit and discover key ideas from cognitive science that apply directly to teaching and learning. Work with cognitive scientists to learn about recent research supporting the importance of spatial thinking in STEM le...
Thursday, April 30 2015 9:00 AM 3:00 PM

Educator Workshop: Hands-On Standards-Based Activities for Grades

Educator Workshop: Hands-On Standards-Based Activities for Grades

Glassboro, NJ
Participate in hands-on activities appropriate for the middle and high school from a variety of disciplines. For Grades 6-12 teachers.
Thursday, April 30 2015 8:30 AM 1:30 PM

Nerd Nite: Science Myths Busted!

Nerd Nite: Science Myths Busted!

Philadelphia, PA
There are no conspiracy theories at this PSF-edition of Nerd Nite. Join myth busting nerds and examine popular myths and their logical rebuttals. From cryptozoology, to gluten free diets and forensics, see what’s fact and what’s fiction.   Seats fill up fast so make sure you get there early! Li...
Wednesday, April 29 2015 7:30 PM 10:00 PM
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