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Annual Nantucket Science Festival March 13 to 20

March 9, 2021 0 comments
Nantucket Science Festival 2021

The Nantucket Science Festival is back for another exciting year. From March 13 to 20, all can join the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) and the Nantucket Community School (NCS) for a week-long celebration of all things STEAM.

The Nantucket Science Festival aims to connect people with their inner scientists by providing fun, interactive activities designed to engage people of all ages, opportunities to learn about science-based organizations on the island, and by giving participants ideas and materials to continue science activities at home. This event is completely free-of-charge and has grown to be the largest mid-winter event for the community. As during the 2020 festival, this year organizers are presenting a COVID-safe version of this event, complete with take-home activity kits, online science demonstrations, video contests, and more!

“This is one of our favorite events of the year!” commented Kim Botelho, the MMA’s Director of Education. “It is so rewarding to see families excited to learn science together. It also feels wonderful to be part of an event that has so much community support and impact.”

For the full schedule of events, visit the Maria Mitchell Association website. Use the hashtag #ACKSciFest on Instagram to document your Science Festival experiences.

“Each year Nantucket Community School looks forward to this opportunity to bring all ages together to strengthen, connect, and engage our community and to participate in science together in collaboration with the Maria Mitchell Association,” said Pauline Cronin, the Early Childhood Education Coordinator at the NCS. Beginning on March 8, the NCS is launching a Scavenger Hunt activity to lead up to the Nantucket Science Festival. Visit the Nantucket Community School Early Childhood Facebook page for more information and to participate.

The Nantucket Science Festival is made possible with the generosity of partners, volunteers, and sponsors.