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Science Fiesta

New Mexico Science Fiesta

A Week-Long Celebration of Science!

June 22-29, 2019 • Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico Science Fiesta

June 22-29, 2019
Albuquerque, NM

The NM Science Fiesta is a week-long celebration of science for kids, teens, and adults. Events invite you to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math and be inspired by the roles they play in our everyday lives.

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The NM Science Fiesta has grown from a “Day in the Park” to a week-long celebration of science for children and adults. Events invite you to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math and the vital roles they play in our everyday lives.

  • May 14–18:  STEM professionals will visit 25 Albuquerque classrooms with Classroom Connections.
  • May 16:  Teens are invited to Teen Science Café.
  • May 17:  Join us at the Dancing Turtle to explore the Science of Breakdancing.
  • May 18:  A special night for visitors ages 18+, Adult Night: Don’t Try this at Home!
  • May 19:  The blowout event to wrap of the week, Science Fiesta Expo, where over 70 New Mexico educational and cultural organizations will offer engaging hands-on activities with scientists, artists, engineers, and other professionals. Additionally, the NM Science Fiesta will host this year’s Mission: Graduate Launch to Learn kick-off event!
NM Science Fiesta
Science Fiesta EXPO!

Saturday, June 22, 11am-5pm | Expo NM | Albuquerque, NM

Expo NM, 300 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Free to attend. Free to park. Fun for the whole family!

Amazing Exhibit Areas

Computer Science Robotics Making
Early Childhood Art/Music Engineering

Entertaining & Educational Performances

  • Science Girl’s Lab
  • Science of Breakdancing
  • Recycle Man
  • AFRL NM Science Demonstrations
  • Science Game Show hosted by Sandia National Labs
  • Explora Science Demonstrations
Science Fiesta EXPO!

Saturday, May 19, 11am-3pm

Location:  Tiguex Park, 1800 Mountain Rd, Albuquerque NM 87104

NM Science Fiesta EXPO is New Mexico’s biggest interactive science event, FREE to the public, open to adults, families, and children of all ages and interests. The Science Fiesta Expo inspires curiosity, creativity, and innovation with more than 70 interactive booths, mind-blowing demos and performances! Meet scientists, engineers, artists, and other professionals.

Presenters will host activities and share their excitement for science, technology, engineering, art, and math, and the vital roles they play in our everyday lives. Take this opportunity to “Bring out your inner scientist!” while engaging in experimentation and conversation with New Mexico’s educational and professional science community. The EXPO will be a great opportunity to:

  1. Increase your understanding of STEAM and its importance in your life.
  2. Gain confidence about STEAM industries.
  3. Understand more about how to pursue or encourage children to pursue STEAM careers.

Live performances and presentations on the main stage (18th St.)

11:20 am – Science of Breakdancing with Dancing Turtle and students from Nex+Gen Academy
12:00 pm – Welcome, Speech by First Lady Keller, and the 2018 Launch to Learn Kick-Off
12:40 pm – ABQ BioPark Raptors
1:20 pm – Air Force Research Laboratory New Mexico Demos
2:00 pm – 12 Months of Math Demos
2:40 pm – Science Girl’s Lab

Calling all volunteers!

Want to be part of New Mexico’s biggest interactive science event? The NM Science Fiesta Expo is FREE and open to adults, families, and children of all ages and interests, inspiring curiosity, creativity, and innovation with more than 70 interactive booths, mind-blowing demos and performances!

We are in need of volunteers to help us set up, take down, greet visitors, serve as a crossing guard, pick up trash, and help us take care of our 70+ presenters! If you are interested, please contact Yvette Sandoval at ysandoval@explora.us

Details:
Set-up volunteers needed: 8:45–10:45am.
Will help presenters set-up tables, chairs, and shade canopies.

Welcome/Way-finding volunteers needed: 11am–1pm OR 1–3pm.
Will welcome families and other visitors to the Expo, providing them with maps and directing them to areas of interest.

Crossing Guard volunteers needed: 11am–1pm OR 1–3pm.
Will help people cross Mountain Rd. to get from 18th St activities to Tiguex Park activities.

Cleaning Crew volunteers needed: 11am–1pm OR 1–3pm.
Will walk around the Expo, cleaning trash and looking for out-of-place items.

Presenter Care volunteers needed: 11am–1pm OR 1–3pm.
Will help our 70+ Expo presenters! Volunteers will staff the Booth as well as check up on presenters, delivering water, snacks, and more.

Take Down volunteers needed: 3–5pm.
Will help presenters clean their activities, remove tables and chairs, take down canopies, transport equipment to vehicles and Explora, and more.

Science of Breakdancing

FREE and fun for all ages! 

Sunday, June 23, 4:30–6pm

The Dancing Turtle Studio
3426 Vassar Drive NE Suite B, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107

Enjoy physics in action by joining us for The Science of Breakdancing.  Talented Albuquerque dancers with The Dancing Turtle LLC will grapple with momentum, force, mass, acceleration, and balance while engaging in this athletic artform.

No registration required. Swing by and break it down!
For more information call (505) 224-8330.

Dovetail Community WorkshopScience of Woodworking

Free and fun for all ages!

Tuesday, June 25, 6–8pm

The Dovetail Community Workshop
6102 Jefferson St. NE Suite D Albuquerque, NM 87109

Discover the wonders of woodworking! Kids and adults will get a hands-on experience learning the basics of woodworking and introduced to the tools and technology used to create amazing wood products.

This is a drop-in event – no registration required. Come, explore, engage, and leave as you need during the two hours.

For more information, call the Dovetail Community Workshop, (505) 926-1693.

Office Depot LogoThe History of Post-It Notes and Other Sticky Subjects

Friday, June 28, 12-1pm

Office Depot
1409 Renaissance Blvd NE
(across from Costco and next to Sam’s Club)

Join the science geeks at Office Depot for some “sticky” demonstrations! First, discover the science behind all sorts of sticky, gooey, tacky, and slimy adhesives and the fascinating products they make.  Then learn to make your own Slime using common office supplies!

No registration required. Drop by anytime between 12-1pm and get sticky!

Office Depot LogoTechnology for the Rest of Us

Friday, June 28, 5-5:45pm

Office Depot
1409 Renaissance Blvd NE
(across from Costco and next to Sam’s Club)

Discover the secrets behind some of the BIG technology that used to be just for scientists, and now can be bought for everyday use in our homes. Featured will be the “Take Apart Tech” table where a variety of consumer technologies from the past ten years will be available to take apart and look inside.

No registration required. Drop by anytime between 5-5:45.

Science Week

FREE!

June 24–28

City of Albuquerque Community Centers Summer Recreation Week

As part of the Summer Community Center Recreation Program, science week will feature activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing including a virtual reality moon walk! The Summer Recreation Program is free to all participants who are selected through the lottery process and are registered at a community center.

American Experience: Chasing the Moon

Thursday, June 27, 7pm (doors open at 6:45pm)

The DynaTheater New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
1801 Mountain Rd NW

NMPBS presents a special screening of the Chasing the Moon, a film by Robert Stone. This film reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort.

Admission to the NM Museum of Natural History & Science is not included.  Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will go on sale June 18, 2019. For more information, email Jim Greenhouse, Jim.Greenhouse@state.nm.us, or Jayne Aubele, jayne.aubele@state.nm.us

Color Explora LogoTeen Night at Explora!

Free program, open to all teens.

Friday, June 28, 6:30–10pm

Explora
1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque NM 87104

Teen takeover of Explora featuring an Escape Room, Brain Room and Science Lounge. Youth ages 12–19 are invited to freely explore and engage with the exhibits at Explora, talk with STEM professionals about current cutting-edge ideas in science and technology, compete in an Instagram competition, enjoy free food, and more!

This is a drop-in event. No tickets or registration required.
For more information call Explora, (505) 224-8300.

Positive Energy SolarSolar Lunch and Learn

Free and fun for all ages!

Saturday, June 29, 12:30–2pm

Positive Energy Solar
3651 Princeton Dr NE

Registration for this event is now full! Thank you for your interest!

Join us for lunch and a chance for adults and kids to learn more about solar energy featuring hands-on solar toy car racing, explore our solar design center, and find out if your home is a good candidate for solar!

Science of Agriculture

FREE and fun for all ages! 

Sunday, June 23, 1–4pm

Village of Los Ranchos Agri-Nature Center, 4920 Rio Grande Blvd NW

Explore, learn, and get your hands dirty at the Agi-Nature Center where kids and adults will get a chance to learn more about the science of growing crops, composting, and raising animals.

Science Expo Participating Organizations:

Science Fiesta Expo Presenters by Interest Area:

 Kona Ice

 2BrosSweet

 Firenzi Pizzeria

Become a Sponsor

  • Inspire the Next Generation of STEAM professionals.
  • Partner with local organizations that recognize the importance for STEM Education.
  • Put your organization in front of families, educators, and key STEM leaders from all over the state.
  • 2,500+ people attended 2018 Fiesta events

For more information contact Renee Ruybal, rruybal@explora.us, 505-224-8387

Present in an Exhibit Area

You are invited to create experiences, tell your story, and share information with thousands of New Mexican families. Educate the community face-to-face about what you find so cool and fascinating about science, technology, engineering, art, math, and health.

Register for Booth Space HERE


Calling all volunteers!

Want to be part of New Mexico’s biggest interactive science event?

Are you a STEM Professional? Join us in the Science Lounge! Tell the story of how you became interested in STEM and inspire students to discover STEM for themselves in this relaxed “speed-dating” style event.

We are also in need of volunteers to help us set up, take down, greet visitors, serve as a crossing guard, pick up trash, and provide hospitality and communications for our 70+ presenters!

If you are interested, please contact Mitchell Whittier at mwhittier@explora.us

Details:
Set-up volunteers needed: 8:45–10:45am.
Help presenters set-up tables, chairs, and shade canopies.

Welcome/Way-finding volunteers needed: 11am–1pm, 1–3pm, or 3–5pm.
Welcome families and other visitors to the Expo, providing them with maps and directing them to areas of interest.

Cleaning Crew volunteers needed: 11am–1pm, 1–3pm, or 3–5pm.
Walk around the Expo, cleaning trash and looking for out-of-place items.

Presenter Care volunteers needed: 11am–1pm, 1–3pm, or 3–5pm.
Help our 70+ Expo presenters! Volunteers will staff the Booth as well as check up on presenters, delivering water, snacks, and more.

Take Down volunteers needed: 5–7pm.
Help presenters clean their activities, remove tables and chairs, take down canopies, transport equipment to vehicles and Explora, and more.

cafe scientifiqueTeen Science Café

Free program, open to all teens.

Wednesday, May 16, 6–7:30pm

Explora 1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque NM 87104

Teens are invited to socialize over refreshments while talking with, and learning from, a STEM professional about current cutting-edge ideas in science and technology. This interactive, fun presentation, “Taming Turbulence: the Fundamentals of Aerodynamics” will feature conversation and activities with Brennan Taylor, Air Force Research Laboratory.

Science of Breakdancing

FREE and fun for all ages! 

Thursday, May 17, 6–7pm

3426 Vassar Drive NE Suite B, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107

Enjoy physics in action by joining us for The Science of Breakdancing.  Talented Albuquerque dancers with The Dancing Turtle LLC will grapple with momentum, force, mass, acceleration, and balance while engaging in this athletic artform. High school physics students from Nex+Gen Academy will help us understand the physics that make it all possible.  

adult night at exploraAdult Night at Explora

For ages 18+. This month’s theme:  Don’t Try This at Home!

Friday, May 18, 6:30–10pm

Explora: 1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque NM 87104

Science goes big and crazy for the NM Science Fiesta! Taking place at Explora, Adult Night will include live music, 2 floors of exhibits. Our theme “Don’t Try this at Home” includes special science demos and activities for you to experience such lying on a bed of nails, designing and launching liquid nitrogen rockets, and shocking static science with a Van de Graaff generator. Admission range $5-8. Learn more about Adult Night

bioblitzBioBlitz

FREE! BioBlitz for all ages.

Saturday, May 19, 7–9:30am

Tent setup west of the NW corner of Mountain and 18th street.

Walks will begin at: 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30am.

Discover an amazing array of plants and animals that live near Old Town! Experts will lead walks and help families find and record as many plants, birds, invertebrates, mammals, and reptiles that we can identify around Tiguex park, museum grounds, and nearby areas. No registration needed. Learn about BioBlitz

Our Honorary Chairperson

We are thrilled to announce that First Lady Elizabeth Keller will serve as the Honorary Chair of this year’s NM Science Fiesta. As a female STEM professional, the First Lady is a role model for Albuquerque students interested in pursuing STEM careers and improving access to STEM for ALL students, and we can think of no one better to help us celebrate the importance of science to our community. “It is always incredible to see kids and families across the City connect with the scientists, artists, and engineers that make Albuquerque such a creative, innovative community,” the First Lady said. “The NM Science Fiesta is a great opportunity to excite and inspire the next generation of innovators, and I feel honored to be a part of the journey.”

NM Science Fiesta will be the official kickoff event for the 2018 Summer Launch to Learn Program, an initiative of Mission: Graduate and the City of Albuquerque. 

Thank you to our sponsors

Air Force Research Laboratory Logo
Urban Enhancement Trust Fund Logo
City of Albuquerque Seal
Epscor logo
Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation logo
Studio SW Architects logo
Urban Enhancement Trust Fund Logo City of Albuquerque Seal Epscor logo
Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation Studio SW Architects

Funding assistance provided by the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund of the City of Albuquerque.

BlueCross BlueShield New Mexico logo
Next State Systems logo
BlueCross BlueShield New Mexico Next State Systems

Thank you,

Science Fiesta Media Sponsor, The Alibi!

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STEM-NM thanks these local organizations for supporting the 2018 NM Science Fiesta:  

iHeart Media

The NM Science Fiesta is organized by Explora and STEM-NM in collaboration with New Mexico’s scientific, cultural, and educational organizations.

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STEM-NM
CNM
Abq Public Library
Sandia National Labs
Supercomputer Challenge

Explora is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all purchases at our store are always tax-free.

Proceeds from your purchases at Ideas, the store at Explora, help fund our programs and exhibits.

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