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Openings remain for schools to attend the 2015 Nebraska Science Festival Expos

A few openings remain for school groups interested in attending the 2015 Nebraska Science Festival Expo at the Strategic Air & Space Museum near Ashland, Neb.

The Science Expo on April 16 and 17th offers a variety of free science- and technology-related booths and programming.

The Expo is part of the third annual Nebraska Science Festival, which is presented by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The Festival runs from April 10 to April 18 in communities across Nebraska.

Teachers interested in bringing their elementary-age students (ideally third- through fifth-graders) to the Strategic Air & Space Museum should register online. Registration is free and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Openings remain on both April 16 and 17 for the 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. session, as well as the 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. session.

The public is invited to attend the free Science Expo at The Durham Museum in downtown Omaha on April 18. Until then, SciFest fans may be interested in:

  • The Germ Challenge – Create a 30-second video that explains what a germ is to a fifth-grade audience. Open to all 13- through 18-year-olds. The deadline to enter is March 1, 2015.
  • Essay Contest – Write a 150- to 1,000-word essay related to the expertise of the Festival’s keynote speaker and win a chance to meet them. Open to all fourth- through 12-grade Nebraska students. Entries must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2015.
  • Bring a Scientist to School – Teachers may schedule a University of Nebraska science expert to visit their classroom. Visit NeSciFest.com for a list of topics, presentation lengths and available dates. Participation is limited so register early.

For details on the essay and video contest, as well as to sign up for the Science Expo or request a science expert, go to: www.nescifest.com.

The Nebraska Science Festival is a collaboration of organizations and individuals interested in the advancement of science literacy. Through festival activities, science is made accessible, interactive, relevant and fun for kids and adults alike.

In addition to UNMC, other sponsors, to date, include Nebraska Medicine, the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, Metro Credit Union, HDR, West Corporation and media sponsors KETV and the Omaha World-Herald.

To learn more about the Nebraska Science Festival, or how you can get involved, go to nescifest.com or contact Kacie Gerard at 402-559-4319 or nescifest@gmail.com. Updates and information also can be found on Twitter (@NESciFest) and Facebook (NE SciFest).