January 9, 2015 | Download PDF

Booths, community hosts sought for the 2015 Nebraska Science Festival

Submit proposals by Feb.1 for consideration

Science fans can share their love of science by participating in the third annual Nebraska Science Festival, which runs April 10-18 in Omaha and surrounding cities.

Those interested should submit applications to:

  • Present hands-on, kid-friendly science booths at one of the free Science Expos. The Expos will be April 16 and 17 at The Durham Museum in Omaha and the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland, Neb., for registered school groups. A public expo is scheduled for April 18 at The Durham Museum.
  • Host a science-related event during the festival week. Free community events are encouraged and should be accessible to the general public.

To be considered for the Science Expos and included in printed materials, applications should be submitted online at nescifest.com by Feb. 1. Community sites that want to host an event also should submit an application online at nescifest.com. Applications are subject to approval by the festival advisory committee.

Presented by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Nebraska Science Festival is a growing collaboration interested in the advancement of science literacy. The Science Festival is designed to make science accessible, interactive, relevant and fun for kids and adults alike.

For more information, or to register, go to nescifest.com or contact Kacie Gerard, 402-559-4319 or nescifest@gmail.com.

In addition to UNMC, the 2015 Nebraska Science Festival is sponsored by Nebraska Medicine, the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, Metro Credit Union, HDR, West Corporation and media sponsors KETV and the Omaha World-Herald.

Watch a video of last year’s Science Festival.