Science in the Community
Monday, April 29
CSI Forensic Investigations: Fact vs. Fiction
Is the work of real forensic investigators that much different from what you see on TV? Find out from those who know best -- scientists working in real crime labs and writers and researchers for some of the hottest crime dramas on TV. Moderated by the world's leading forensic entomologist, chair of the Forensics Department at Chaminade University, science adviser to TV shows like CSI, author and curator of the CSI: Crime Scene Insects Exhibit -- Dr. M. Lee Goff.
Confirmed panelists include experts from the Las Vegas Metro Police Departments of fingerprinting, firearms, DNA, and controlled substances.
Springs Preserve - FREE ADMISSION
6:30 – 8:30 PM (geared for adults and older children)
Tuesday, April 30
Rise Education Resource Center Science Day:3460 N Rancho, LV, NV 89130 (Located on the property of United Advent Methodist Church, enter through the playground)
2:30pm-5:00pm. (Family Friendly) No RSVP required
Join our friends at Rise Education Resource Center for these Free Family Science Activities (open to all age groups)
- Renewable and Non-Renewal Energy, A Bricks Eye View - Plus Creating Your Own Energy
An overview of different renewable and non-renewable energy sources made from LEGO® elements. Models include an offshore oil rig, windmills, coal being
carried by train cars, road train tanker trucks, a solar panel, and a hydroelectric dam. After answering questions and finding items for each renewable and
non-renewable energy source, participants will generate their own power to light up LED lights.
- Horse Shoeing by Cody Lagor Horseshoeing and White Wing Stables
- Bee on a string--teaching sound waves and geometry
- Paper Rockets
For more information email Rise Education Resource Center, or call 702-748-7473.
T-Rex Day at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North
6:30 - 8:30 PM (Family Friendly) Free admission - sponsored by the Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association
Come learn about the T-Rex from Paleontologist Dr. Elizabeth Rega an expert in this Dinosaur. She will bring artifacts and stories that will bring these animals back to life. You don't want to miss this program!!
Dr. Elizabeth Rega is the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Development and a tenured Associate Professor of Anatomy at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, where she teaches human gross anatomy and musculo-skeletal biology to medical, dental and podiatric students. With Walt Disney Feature Animation, she has an extensive history of providing an anatomical and anthropological perspective to inform the development and animation of characters. She consulted on Lion King, worked with animators to improve the accuracy of the physical features of major characters in Pocahantas, and extensively developed in collaboration with lead animators the cranial/facial/body anatomy and locomotion of humans in Mulan.
Wednesday, May 1
Nevada Test Site Tour - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT (we are NO longer accepting people for this event)
Tour hours are 7:30 am - approximately 4:30 pm. Departs from Atomic Testing Museum 755 E Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, Nevada 89119. You MUST complete the Registration Form to get clearance to attend this tour. All applicants will be notified upon acceptance with further information on what you are able to bring with you and instructions for the day. NOTE: We are limited to the first 50 people who sign up.
President Truman established the NTS in December 1950, as the nation's on-continent nuclear weapons testing area. Prior to 1950, most tests were conducted in the Pacific. This was costly, time-consuming, and logistically difficult. The first bomb, a one kiloton warhead dropped from an airplane, was
detonated on January 27, 1951. Between 1951 and 1962, 126 atmospheric tests of atomic weapons were conducted within the Test Site's boundaries.
What You'll See
Among the areas you will be visiting, participants will Take a walk through "Doom Town", realistic sets constructed by the Atomic Energy Commission to measure effects of atomic weapons on animals and various types of buildings.
A parent or guardian must accompany any participant under 18. The
minimum age for taking the tour is 14.
A driver's license or other photo identification is required at time
of badging. This tour is for US Citizens only.
Firearms, cameras, recorders, and binoculars are prohibited on the
Casual clothing is reco mmended. Wear sturdy shoes. No shorts, no
skirts, no sandals.
Cafeteria services are no longer available therefore, you need to
provide your own lunch.
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - The Meatball Spot - Town Square, Las Vegas THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Spend the evening exploring the mind-bending science of how you see, what you think, and WHO YOU ARE. Enjoy the company of other science enthusiasts as we partake in a specially designed 3-course meal together while engaging in Science discussion. The evening will include a special guest speaker, video presentations, and mind bending activities. You'll walk away with new information about how our brain works and you'll meet a new friend or two along the way.
The Meatball Spot is one of the hottest new restaurants in town. Enjoy the pre-fix 3-course dinner for $27 per person (food, non-alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity are all inclusive) Complete the reservation form by Monday April 29 to RSVP (Cash, check, credit card accepted at the event). REGISTRATION FORM (limited to the first 50 - Adults and older teens welcome)
Thursday, May 2
Downtown Project Construction Zone (102 S. 7th Street between Carson and Fremont): 6:00 pm (ALL AGES)
From the Space Shuttle to the Future! With David Knight, Filmmaker/Investor/Entrepreneur
The Adventure of Manned Spaceflight Is Only Beginning - while NASA wrapped up the Space Shuttle program nearly two years ago, a new group of amazing individuals have started building the next generation of space vehicles: come hear what they're up to, including right here in the Vegas Valley, and what it all means to students and adults alike. The presentation will include unreleased footage from both the bringing of Endeavour to her new home in the West, and the SpaceX Falcon rocket becoming the first privately-built spacecraft to go to orbit. Come join the excitement!
About the Speaker
Starting with being an amateur radio operator and the youngest disk jockey in the United States at age twelve, and through studies in applied physics and wave theory, David Knight has always held science education as paramount to our progress: working in diverse fields such as entertainment and defense, he has been involved with paradigm-shifting technologies throughout his career. In 2004, he was vice-president of the XPRIZE, which fomented the now-burgeoning private space industry. More recently he led a core team in bringing the Space Shuttle Endeavour to the West Coast, and capturing the historic event for posterity with top Hollywood cinematographers. He moved from California to Nevada and proudly calls Las Vegas his home, and seat of his entrepreneurial activities.
OTHER SCIENCE CRAWL STOPS INCLUDE:
(This list subject to change, times are approximate - start with us at the beginning so you don't miss out)
SYN Shop (117 N. 4th Street, Las Vegas - 1 block north of Fremont) Approximately 7:00 PM (ALL AGES)
SYN Shop is a hackerspace* located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is a space for sharing, creation, collaboration, research, development, mentoring, and of course, learning. Their motto is: "Let's make stuff awesome!" Watch and participate in some cool demonstrations with their 3D printers and meet with some amazing tinkerers! You will also have a chance to build your own light saber to use for the flash mob on May 4 at our Expo.
Drink and Drag (450 Fremont St Las Vegas, in Neonopolis corner of Fremont and Las Vegas Blvd.) Approximately 8:00 PM (ADULTS ONLY)
Explore the Science of Bowling with the CEO of Rolltech Bowling, Rich Belsky all while enjoying the wonderful world of drag.
Park on Fremont (506 E. Fremont St. Las Vegas) Approximatly 9:00 PM (ADULTS ONLY)
Join us and learn about the science of Beer with the UNLV Beer Drinking Professor Jon Griffin
Commonwealth Bar (525 E. Fremont St. Las Vegas) Approximately 10:00 PM (ADULTS ONLY)
Science is all around at the Commonwealth - enjoy some scientific exploration and a Steampunk Science Fair
Friday, May 3
Earth, Sea, and Sky - Science + Art Combine at First Friday Las Vegas!
Corner of Casino Center Blvd. and Colorado Ave.
5:00 – 9:00 PM
Science and art share the same creative processes – come explore how imagination helps solve science challenges while making beautiful works of art at the same time. Meet Smokey the Bear, Mohave Max and other famous mascots while exploring the Earth, Sea, and Sky through the arts! Enjoy the sounds of the Banana Slug String Band at 8:30 PM on the kids stage. Other highlights include Airborne Raptors, Roos and More Zoo, Blick Art Supplies art tent, Namaste Yoga Studios, a real live Helicopter and so much more!
First Friday, Kid’s Zone and beyond!
Red Rock is Alive
Red Rock Canyon Visitors Center 1000 Scenic Loop Drive Las Vegas, NV
Come and enjoy multiple hands on items and craft activities and discover nature at Red Rock Canyon and the Mojave Desert.
Throughout the day we will have topics such as snakes, insects, bats, plants, geology, and desert tortoises. Come and discover nature with a Red Rock Park
Ranger and have some fun. We look forward to seeing you there.
For more information please call 702-515-5367. There is a $7.00 amenity fee per vehicle to enter the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
From 10:00 am – 3:00 pm daily from Saturday April 27 - Friday May 3
Get Scienced-Up at the Public Library!
The following STEM programs were developed especially for the 2013 Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival!
Participate in these education programs highlighting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and learn something new!
Tuesday April 30
Crazy Colors West Charleston Library | Tuesday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m. (Ages 0-5)
Green and Growing Gardens Clark County Library | Tuesday, April 30 at 11 a.m. (Ages 5 and under)
Science Fun with Air! West Charleston Library | Tuesday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday May 1
Crazy Colors Windmill Library | Wednesday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Ages 0-5)
Crazy Colors Mesquite Library | Wednesday, May 1 at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. (Ages 0-5)
It Looked Like Spilt Milk West Charleston Library | Wednesday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m.(Ages 0-5)
“Sense-ational” Storytime Clark County Library | Wed., May 1 at 11 a.m. (Ages 3-5)
5, 4, 3, 2, 1, LIFTOFF! Mesquite Library | Wednesday, May 1 at 4 p.m. (Ages 11 and up)
Ready, Set, Go! Windmill Library | Wednesday, May 1 at 4 p.m.
Kitchen Chemistry Centennial Hills Library | Wednesday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m. (Ages 6-11)
Kitchen Chemistry Las Vegas Library | Wednesday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m. (Ages 6-11)
Thursday May 2
Creepy, Crawly Bugs Clark County Library | Thursday, May 2 at 11 a.m. (Ages 3-5)
Dinosaur Detectives! Mesquite Library | Thursday, May 2 at 4 p.m. (Ages 6-11)
Kitchen Chemistry Clark County Library | Thursday, May 2 at 4 p.m. (Ages 6-11)
Kitchen Chemistry Sunrise Library | Thursday, May 2 at 4 p.m. (Ages 6-11)
Friday May 3
Crazy Colors Clark County Library | Friday, May 3 at 11 a.m. (Ages 0-5)
LEGO® Club Whitney Library | Friday, May 3 at 4 p.m. (Ages 6-11)
Creepy, Crawly Bugs Sunrise Library | Friday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. (Ages 3-5)