Dear Friends of FAS,
FAS is a partner with the USA Science and Engineering Festival. The Festival was a big success, drawing 500,000 people to the Mall for 2 straight days last year. It was huge! See my video from last year; there were tons of people eager to talk science. We gave away 4000 info cards last year.
**We need two kinds of volunteers this year!**
This year the Expo will be in the convention center. April 28-29, Saturday & Sunday with a few sneak peek hours on that Friday. There are 1000 booths and hands on things to do. The FAS booth needs some volunteers so that our booth can be hands on, too!!
Saturday April 28, 2012—First shift 9:30 – 11:30—Second shift 11:00 – 3:00—Third shift 3:00 – 6:00
Sunday April 29, 2012—First shift 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM—Second 12:30-4:30
Please email Mary Kate Cunningham (mcunningham at FAS dot org) if you would like to learn more about volunteering in our booth!
FAS ALSO NEEDS SOME SCIENTISTS TO VOLUNTEER
There will be a place to learn about a career in science: the “Career Pavilion.” The “Encounters with Scientists” is the area, inside the career pavilion, where anyone can come talk to actual scientists! The Encounters with Scientists area will have a different theme each hour. FAS will host an hour of Science Policy and Education experts.
April 29th, Sunday at 11AM is our hour. Meet at 10:45, finished at 11:50.
Description of the FAS hour at Encounters with Scientists:
Who decides how clean our water should be? Who decides if your dental instruments are safe? Who decides what is displayed in the Museum of Natural History? Are video games a good educational tool? Well, “experts” decide, of course. So, how do I get to be an expert? What training do I need? Who hires me? And what do I do all day? Come and talk to our science policy and science education experts and find out for yourself.
Please contact Melanie Stegman (mstegman at FAS dot org) for more information about being a part of our Encounters with Scientists hour!