The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival returns for its 6th year on Saturday, October 26th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Veteran’s Memorial Park, part of the River Walk Center in Fort Pierce. This free, all-ages, day of discovery promises to be a blast for the whole family with dozens of minds-on, hands-on activities exploring the wonders of science, technology, engineering, art and math. The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival aims to show not only the importance of science, but also to highlight how fun it can be. Last year more than 80 exhibitors and more than 10,000 visitors participated in this event.
Leading up to the Festival on October 26th, we will be hosting a series of science-focused satellite events that will be taking place around the Treasure Coast. For more information on these events, please visit the IRL Science Festival Eventbrite Page: www.eventbrite.com/o/irl-science-festival-15187812659.
The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival also marks the 3rd Annual Procession of the Species. The Procession of the Species is a musical and colorful celebration of our planet. During the Procession, families, friends and local groups will parade alongside the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival in Fort Pierce, masquerading as their favorite plant, animal or Earth element such as a rainbow or thunderstorm. Participation is free and open to any individual or group. Simply design a costume, float, or giant puppet, and register your entry. Families, school groups, musicians, scout troops, clubs, governmental agencies and local businesses are all encouraged to get involved and make this a magical community event. To sign up for the Procession of the Species visit: www.stlucieprocession.com.
Can’t get enough of IRL Science Festival events? We are looking for event volunteers to assist us with set up, break down, and everything in between on Oct. 26-27. Minimum age for volunteers is 16 years old. Registration for volunteers is now open. More information can be found at http://irlsciencefest.org/volunteer. If you are interested in being an exhibitor, registration is open online at https://irlsciencefest.org/host-an-exhibit.
The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival was established in 2014 and is a celebration of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) that culminates in a large-scale community event. The festival aims to demonstrate that science is meaningful, relevant, and fun, to make science accessible to all residents of the Treasure Coast, and to highlight STEAM resources in the IRL region. The Festival planning committee is made up entirely of volunteer organizers from local governments and research, education and non-profit organizations, and administrative support is largely provided by the Smithsonian Marine Station. A member of the Science Festival Alliance (www.sciencefestivals.org) since 2013, the IRL Science Festival serves as a leader in promoting science and science festivals across the state of Florida. For more information about all Festival partners, sponsors, and scheduled activities, visit www.irlsciencefest.org. #IRLsciencefest
The IRL Science Festival has been made possible through funding from the Smithsonian Marine Station, FAU Harbor Branch, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Foundation, Renaissance Charter School, Children's Services Council/St. Lucie Reads, PNC Bank, and the generous support of WGYL 93.7, WJKD 99.7, WPHR 94.7, WOSN 97.1, WTTB 1490, Waste Pro, St. Lucie County and the City of Fort Pierce.