2018 Dahlonega Science Festival Info

Submitted by dahlonegascience on Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:59

We are excited to have a great line up of events and activities for our first Science Festival!

Join us March 23 - 25, 2018 in Dahlonega!   

Find the Schedule of Events here.  Detailed descriptions of events below!  

Find a copy of the festival program here.

All events are FREE!  (Except authors luncheon and dinner/gala with the Literacy Festival)

  • Planetarium shows at the UNG planetarium 

  • Special Guest Authors & Speakers:  Les Johnson (NASA physicist), Anthony Martin (Emory Paleontologist) and James Costa (Executive Director of the Highlands Biological Station in NC). For more information about our guest authors, see our SPEAKERS page.

  • Science Talks from UNG Scientists & Guests on a variety of topics.  For more information about our speakers, see our SPEAKERS page.

  • Family Science Activities: Including Hands-on Science, A Maker's Faire, and a Special Science Stage show from Fun, Weird Science!  Please note that parents must accompany children at all events.  At no time should unsupervised children be dropped off for any of these activities.

  • Science PanelsJoin us for coffee, science and some great discussions!  Bring some of your own questions as our science specialists discuss these topics. Check out our Meet the Panelists page!

  • Community Activities:  We invited the Dahlonega Community to participate and host science-based activities in their businesses.   While these activities are not sponsored by the festival organizers, they are an important part of a community festival.  The Dahlonega Science Festival is proud to have these organizations participating in the festival by presenting science related sessions in their businesses.  Check out the range of activities sponsored by the businesses in the Dahlonega community!

And more!

This event is in collaboration with the Dahlonega Literary Festival.  

  • Special events in conjunction with the Dahlonega Literary Festival can be found HERE.

We are grateful for our Festival SponsorsThanks to the businesses and organizations that have helped us get our first event off the ground!

A limited number of T-Shirts for our first festival are available as follows:

  • Friday March 23 @ UNG Planetarium (UNG HNS Building) from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

  • Saturday March 24 @ Dahlonega Community House from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Maps and Parking information can be found HERE.

Got questions? Email:  dahlonegascience@gmail.com

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