Does the messenger matter?

Does the messenger matter?

Although there are increasing calls for scientists and engineers to participate in public engagement activities, little is known about the efficacy of these efforts. Science festivals, and in particular science festival expos, have emerged as popular opportunities for...
Are Science Festivals Good for the Environment?

Are Science Festivals Good for the Environment?

Are science festivals good (or bad) for the environment? Three science festivals from across the EvalFest network have come together for a mini-grant project, led by the UK’s Festival of Nature, to explore how science festivals can evaluate their environmental impact...
Data in Action: The Wisconsin Science Festival

Data in Action: The Wisconsin Science Festival

The 8th annual Wisconsin Science Festival took place across Wisconsin October 11-14. Inspired by the September EvalFest workshop and the high standards set by our peer festivals, we captured some of the festival highlights using infographics and photos for use in our...
Lego as Language

Lego as Language

While LEGO are widely used in museums and schools for sculpture, building, robotics, and all sorts of creative play, our project, “What Color is ______?” at the 2018 Wisconsin Science Festival, marks the first time that LEGO has been used to conduct a large-scale...