Everything Science in Las Vegas!
March for Science
Sat., April 14, 2018 10 am – 1pm
1025 1st Street (Art Square)
The March for Science, a global organization that advocates for evidence-based science policies that serve all communities has scheduled the Las Vegas event for Saturday, April 14, 2018 - Citizen Science Day.
More than one million people, in more than 600 locations across all seven continents joined together on April 22, 2017 for the single largest event in support of science in history. March for Science Las Vegas had an estimated 2,500 attendees. Since the initial March, science has continued to face increasing threats at the federal, state, and local levels. But science will not stay silent on April 14, 2018.
For more information, call:
March for Science Las Vegas
CSN Science & Tech Expo
Fri., April 27, 2018 9 am to 1 pm
CSN North Las Vegas Campus
3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, North Las Vegas
Free admission to this open trade show of exhibits and demonstrations that include: web design, apprenticeship, exhibits, chemistry magic shows, planetarium sows, creepy crawlers and some gross, cool dead stuff! In cooperation with CSN Foundation, Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival and CCSD.
For more information, call 702-651-4959
Wetlands Park Bio Blitz
Sat., April 28, 2018 8 am to Noon
7050 Wetlands Park
BioBlitz is a fun day of science in the park! Participants will identify plants, mammals, birds & birds with the help of scientists and naturalists. All observations are entered into a global database, iNaturalist, to help track biodiversity.
Jr. Paleontologist Day with Dr. Josh Bonde
UNLV & Las Vegas Natural History Museum/Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival
Sat., April 28, 2018 9 am
Shadow Ridge High School (Parking Lot)
5050 Brent Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89131
Join Museum Paleontologist Josh Bonde at the NEW Tule Springs State Park. We will meet at the Shadow Ridge High School Parking Lot. This will be a pedestrian tour, so pack plenty of water and a snack. We will be hiking a few miles round trip (depending on group interest). We will overview the interesting geology of the area and then visit some historical dig sites from the 1960's where Radiocarbon dating came of age. We will also see some fossils on the ground. It is important to note that collecting fossils on State or Federal Land is illegal without a permit from the relevant land management agency. Come for a hike, learn about our past, and maybe find a treasure for our future. Wear clothes that can get dirty!
For more information, Chris Palladino, Director of Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival
Science is Everywhere Day!
Participating Las Vegas companies will invite kids in to see their science happen! List of locations/times updates daily – check the below link for more details.
Sun., April 29. 2018 – All Day, Various Locations, Various Times
Check out www.scifest.vegas for updates
Design Science – Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival
Tuesday, May 1 4 – 6 pm
Discovery Children’s Museum
360 Promenade Place, Las Vegas, NV 89106
* Registration is limited to first 300 participants
Discovery Children’s Museum is offering free admission to its 5,000 square foot traveling exhibit, “Design Zone” where visitors have the chance to go behind the scenes and see how video game developers, music producers, roller coaster designers and other creative problem solvers implement math to accomplish fantastic things. Design Zone explores mathematical concepts such as patterns, variables, scale, slope, and ratios used by artists, architects, engineers, musicians and other innovators.
Contact www.scifest.vegas to register
Speaker Event – Las Vegas Science & Technology Event
Artificial Intelligence: he Promise & Peril
Author & Filmmaker James Barrat
Tues., May 1, 2018 6 – 9 pm
UNLV – Carol C. Harter Classroom Building Complex
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154
***Park in Thomas & Mack parking lot
Time Magazine names James Barrat of the five very smart people who believe artificial intelligence could bring the apocalypse because of his groundbreaking nonfiction book: Our final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era. He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and has made a career from introducing audiences to complex ideas in engaging and provocative ways.
Speakers Event - Las Vegas Science & Technology
Women in STEAM Speakers Panel
Weds., May 2, 2018 6:30 pm
7060 W. Windmill Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89113
A viewing of the esteemed documentary about women in STEAM across the US - Roadtrip Nation™ will begin the festivities, followed by a celebrity panel of Roadtrip Nation™ celebrities and panel moderator - Animal Planet’s Ranae Holland. Sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada.
For more information, www.scifest.vegas
Fred and Harriet Cox Senior Design Competition
Thurs., May 3, 2018 8 am to 5 pm
Thomas & Mack Center
Competition is Free
“May the Science Be with You” - National Star Wars Day
Fri., May 3, 2018 4 to 8 pm
Desert Research Institute
755 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV
Staring VIP Guest John Roesch who is the foley artist that has been working in the film industry for over 40 years. He has worked on films like The Empire Strikes Back, ET, Back to the Future, Inception and Guardians of the Galaxy. He currently works for Skywalker Sound. Mr Roesch will be speaking about the science of sound in the movies and conduction some foley demonstrations at varios times throughout the event.
Hands on activities, meet scientists, discounted admission to the National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas Star Wars celebration with 501st and Saber Guild characters, and food trucks and more.
For more information, call Craig Rosen 702-862-5332 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fri., May 4 4pm Time
Speakers Event - Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival
Astronaut Dr. Don Thomas – Living & Working in Space
Fri., May 4, 2018 7 to 9 pm
West Charleston Library
6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146
Free Admission ***
Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival Giant Science Expo for Kids & Families
Sat., May 5 10 am to 5 pm
World Market Center
Fun interactive booths for the family, science experiments, hands-on workshops, entertainment, and fun! Something for all ages! Admission is free. If you want to participate as a sponsor, or purchase a science-based booth, contact www.scifest.vegas.