Meet us at the World Maker Faire in NYC!

By August 1st, 2011 at 4:21 am | Comment 1

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Science For Citizens is teaming up with Discover Magazine to help inspire more people to get involved in citizen science activities!
Come get your hands dirty with science at the World Maker Faire in NYC, September 17-18 at the NY Hall of Science.

Organized by the staff of MAKE magazine, makezine.com and craftzine.com, Maker Faire is a newfangled fair that brings together science, art, craft and engineering plus music in a fun, energized, and exciting public forum. The aim is to inspire people of all ages to roll up their sleeves and become makers. This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers – anyone who is embracing the DIY spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

Stop by the Discover Magazine/ScienceForCitizens.net booth to:

  • Analyze fossil matrix from a real mastodon fossil excavated in New York.
  • Help researchers measure albedo — how much of the sun’s energy is reflected back from the Earth.
  • And, meet the Science Cheerleaders, NBA and NFL cheerleaders-turned-scientists who will be at the Faire to help encourage people to get involved in citizen science activities and even teach folks how to extract strawberry DNA, over at the BioBus!

Are you a seasoned citizen scientist, looking for a more daring experience? Our friends from Genspace will be teaching PCR and DNA barcoding; Synthetic biology and BioBricks – building new and useful organisms; and Gel Electrophoresis…all of which you’re invited to do. Experience why Discover is featuring Genspace in its September issue.

If you’d like to attend the NYC Maker Faire, here’s information on how to purchase tickets.

We hope to see you at the Maker Faire!

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