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Michigan State to host monthlong Science Festival

April 15, 2022

Beginning April 1 and extending throughout the month, Michigan State University will be hosting its 10th annual Science Festival.

The 2022 MSU Science Festival will take place from April 1-30 with both in-person and virtual events taking place on MSU's campus and at locations across the state, Hazel Anderson, MSU Science Festival Assistant Coordinator, said. 

Event types include Statewide Astronomy Night, Science at the Gardens, Talks with Experts, Dazzling Demonstrations, Nights at the Museum, Tours and Open Houses, STEAM Adventures, Science On Demand, Hands On Science, BioBlitz, and more. The full schedule and more details can be found on their website.

“Anyone and everyone can attend the Science Festival and all events are free,” University Outreach and Engagement communications manager Emily Springer said in an email. “In past years, attendees have included students, faculty, staff, media, and community members. There are events for all age groups and all events listed on the Science Festival's website show appropriate ages.”

Chief Operating Officer of the National Science Foundation Karen Marrongelle was the keynote speaker for this year. She spoke on the importance of scientific progress and the future of STEM.

“The MSU Science Festival is an opportunity to learn more about the behind-the-scenes of MSU, engage with science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics experts from MSU and community partners across the state, and fuel your curiosity,” Anderson said in an email.

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with scientific venues that extend all throughout Michigan, such as a Jackson planetarium, a Detroit observatory and a museum in Kalamazoo.

All events are free, and all are welcome to attend.

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