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.
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
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.
In the news...
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April 10, 2008
March 25, 2005
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