Planning engagement activities for science festivals

by Elly Zimmer, Ph.D., Cecile McKee Ph.D. e Noah Nelson

Science engagement at festivals can be very valuable in reaching large and diverse audiences. Social and cognitive sciences are rarely represented at such festivals, unlike the more well-known physical sciences (e.g., astronomy, chemistry). Thus, this commentary has two main goals.

  • First, it is an exhortation for scientists from smaller or less well-known fields to participate in festivals in order to increase public appreciation of the breadth of scientific study.
  • Second, we offer practical advice on how to design and run festival activities for scientists who are interested in participating in festivals.

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20 April 2017 | in: Contribution,