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About Us

Science Saturday is a fun science lecture series for school children (7th grade and higher). Starting in 2004, it was created Prof. Ainissa G. Ramirez who co-hosts with Prof. Erin Lavik. The show introduces middle-school-age children to scientists--who they are, and how and why they study what they study. It is designed to shatter stereotypes about scientists and to show the fun of science. The scientists participating in the program are of various backgrounds, ages and disciplines, and they speak on topics such as "Why Birds Are Dinosaurs" and "What Frogs Are Telling Us."

We are supported in part by Yale University Provost Office, the National Science Foundation, Yale Faculty of Engineering, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Scienceworks.

FAQs

How much?

The lectures are free. Gratis. Nada. Zilch. Just bring an open mind and be courteous during the lectures.

Do I need to register?

No registration is required. There is no need to RSVP. You can come to any individual lecture or all of them. Bring a friend.

 

We do ask students to register when in attendance this enters them into the raffle and adds you to the mailing list for future events. 

Is there parking?

All Yale University lots are free on the weekend. A map is provided in the directions section.

What is a day like?

There will be donuts, demonstrations, and dynamic lectures during your visit. Science demonstrations are presented by Yale students and are targeted for all ages. The lectures are presented by world-class scientists and are designed for 7th grade and higher. Seats fill up, so come early.

I missed a lecture, what can I do?

Fear not. Lectures are available in streaming video anytime. Local schools, home-schoolers, and libraries can request DVDs by sending a request on letterhead to our address. Those in the Greater New Haven Area can also catch these lectures on CTV.

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Yale Daily News

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