One Week Left to Attend the Nebraska Science Festival!

UNO-STEMWe chatted on the blog last week about the ongoing 2015 Nebraska Science festival, a week filled with celebrating the endeavors of science (and the STEM fields as a whole, really) especially here in Nebraska.

If you’re interested in just about any field of science (Meteorology? Check. Biology? Physics? Mechanics?), how they apply to manufacturing, or how your future could include a science-related career path, then we urge you to make an effort to find an event or two during the festival to attend.

There were some seriously cool events over the weekend, but there are just as many during the week and this coming weekend. Here are some more of our favorites coming up! Mark your calendars! Pencil in a babysitter! Bring the kids! Bring your friends! Science is to be enjoyed and learned about by one and all.

Skyview Learning Academy: This event starts today and goes through tomorrow (April 13, 14)! We wanted to give you a heads up that you need to RSVP for this one, but to do so is easy– just call Skyview Learning Academy at 402.799.2054. The private elementary school focused on nature and hands-on learning is located 20 acres southeast of Lincoln, and will be welcoming schools, classrooms, and children to explore “The Wondrous Circle of Life” from 9am to 2:30pm. Learn about soil prepping and compost for gardens, meet brand new baby chicks, and witness a meet-the-birds presentation from the Nebraska Parrot Rescue. To learn more, visit

A.V. Sorensen Branch- Storytime: On April 15th from 10:30-11:15pm, toddlers and their caretakers are welcome to learn about the science of colors, enjoy simple songs, and read short stories! Toddlers will learn early literacy skills of singing, playing, reading, talking, and writing. No RSVP for this free event is necessary unless you’re a child care group!

Star Party at the Strategic Air & Space Museum: Okay, this one is pretty darn cool: On April 16 from 8-11pm, come to the Star Party for night sky constellation tours, views of celestial objects through telescopes provided by the Omaha Astronomical society, and a chance to have members of the society lead you through constellations, planets, and more. Today is the day to send in your reservation so that they can plan for the expected number of participants- send your name and information to!

E-Day Open House: Engineering is incredibly important to the manufacturing industry, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is training the next generation of engineers to teach and learn. On April 17, stop by the open house at the university from 9am to 4pm. The event is open to the public, and will showcase senior design/research projects along with keynote speaker Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Ph.D, author of the Physics of Nascar, who will present from 10:30-11:30am.

See the full schedule of events here. Enjoy the festival!

photo credit: