Who’s Missing from Our Festivals?

Who’s Missing from Our Festivals?

EvalFest has collected over 10,000 survey responses (and counting!) from science festival attendees at 25 partner sites across the US over the last four years. This left us asking a question: who isn’t attending these events and what can we find out about them? This...
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...
The Importance of Data Visualization

The Importance of Data Visualization

It’s finally done. You’ve spent months and months preparing for data collection…. then collecting the actual data at your event… then managing all the data you’ve collected… then analyzing it. You have honed in on all the numbers, percents, and other statistics and...