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  • Abigail Wolf, MD

    Abigail Wolf, MD Abigail Wolf is an Associate Professor and Residency Program Director for Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. She earned her MD from Temple University School of Medicine. She has delivered thousands of babies, and provides preventative women's health care, performs surgery, and teaches residents and medical students. Abigail’s work never gets boring, every baby's delivery is a new adventure!

    • Events

      Sensory Overload

      Sensory Overload
      2017-04-25 19:30:00
      A rush of adrenaline, the quickening of breath, a warm and fuzzy flood of feeling—complex...

  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - Are Dinosaurs Still Alive?

    Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - Are Dinosaurs Still Alive?

    • Events

      Torresdale Library

      Torresdale Library
      2017-04-24 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - Story Time with Marty the Moose

    Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - Story Time with Marty the Moose

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      Science Storytime

      Science Storytime
      2017-04-26 10:30:00
      A lifelong love of science starts with a spark! At Science Storytime, youngsters will begin to...

  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - What is it Like to Look After Millions of Mollusks?

    Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - What is it Like to Look After Millions of Mollusks?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • Adrianna de Svastich

    Adrianna de Svastich Adrianna de Svastich began her ballet training under Leonid Kozlov in Ramsey, New Jersey. She was then accepted to The School of American Ballet in New York City. She also attended various summer programs with American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet, and The Royal Ballet School in London. During her final year at SAB, she performed with the New York City Ballet in Balanchine’s Serenade and Chopiniana, and in Susan Stroman’s Double Feature. Ms. de Svastich was a member of Pennsylvania Ballet II for two years before becoming an Apprentice in August 2007. She was promoted to the Corps de Ballet in 2009-2011 and from 2016-present. Her performing experience with Pennsylvania Ballet includes George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Ballo Della Regina, The Four Temperaments, Square Dance, Theme and Variations, Concerto Barocco and Serenade; Jerome Robbins’ The Concert; Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake and Carnival of the Animals; John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet; Matthew Neenan’s Carmina Burana; Roland Petit’s Carmen, Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes To Shove; Ben Stevenson’s Dracula; Frederick Ashton’s La Fille Mal Gardee and Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. She was also featured as a Corps de Ballet dancer in the Academy Award winning film Black Swan. In addition to her career as a ballet dancer, Ms. de Svastich graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in History in 2012.

  • AECOM - How Does a Bridge Work?

    AECOM - How Does a Bridge Work?

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      Tinker Lab

      Tinker Lab
      2017-04-22 16:00:00
      Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering...

  • Agora Cyber Charter School - How Can I Make a Simple Circuit?

    Agora Cyber Charter School - How Can I Make a Simple Circuit?

    • Events

      Tinker Lab

      Tinker Lab
      2017-04-22 16:00:00
      Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering...

  • Agora Cyber Charter School - How Can You Have Fun with Polymers?

    Agora Cyber Charter School - How Can You Have Fun with Polymers?

  • Agora Cyber Charter School - How Do I Make a Water Cycle Bracelet?

    Agora Cyber Charter School - How Do I Make a Water Cycle Bracelet?

  • Agora Cyber Charter School - How Do I Make a Window Greenhouse?

    Agora Cyber Charter School - How Do I Make a Window Greenhouse?

  • Alex Bove

    Alex Bove Alex Bove is a PhD candidate in Human Sexuality Education at Widener University. His area of expertise is in the shibari technique of rope bondage. The techniques used in shibari originated in 19th Century Japan as a means of restraining prisoners.

  • American Philosophical Society - How'd You Make That Color?

    American Philosophical Society - How'd You Make That Color?

    • Events

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

  • Amy Novinski

    Amy Novinski Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Amy Novinski began her dance training at the age of 3 at the Tulsa Ballet Academy under Moscelyn Larkin. After moving to Littleton, Colorado, she continued her training at the Academy of Colorado Ballet with private coaching and mentoring from Perm Ballet's Olga Tozyiakova. At the age of 18, she left home to study on scholarship at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During her four years there, for which she earned her BFA, she danced leading roles in ballets choreographed or set by Brandywine Ballet's Scott Jovovich, Twyla Tharp, Bolshoi Ballet's Anastasia Babayeva, and Christine Cox of BalletX. Ms. Novinski has performed in full-length ballets including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and Porgy and Bess. This is Ms. Novinski's third season with NGCB.

  • Animalearn - How Can We Make Science Friendly to the Frogs?

    Animalearn - How Can We Make Science Friendly to the Frogs?

  • Anna N. Dhody

    Anna N. Dhody Anna Dhody is the Director and the Mütter Institute & Curator at the Mütter Museum. She earned her Masters in Forensic Science at George Washington University. Her interests include Forensic Anthropology, History of Medicine, and “dead stuff”. Anna oversees one of the most fascinating collections of medical history in the US. They have the largest human colon on display in the world and the second tallest human skeleton on display.

  • Anthony Barrel Company - Barrel Assembly, Barrel Charring

    Anthony Barrel Company - Barrel Assembly, Barrel Charring

    • Events

      Cocktail Lab: Rum

      Cocktail Lab: Rum
      2017-04-24 18:30:00
      Have a barrel of fun in this interactive program getting to the heart of every pirate’s favorite...

  • APM- What Makes a Kite Fly?

    APM- What Makes a Kite Fly?

  • Art in the Age - What's Rum Got To Do With It?

    Art in the Age - What's Rum Got To Do With It?

    • Events

      Cocktail Lab: Rum

      Cocktail Lab: Rum
      2017-04-24 18:30:00
      Have a barrel of fun in this interactive program getting to the heart of every pirate’s favorite...

  • Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. (AWIFS) - What Do You See?

    Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. (AWIFS) - What Do You See?

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      David Cohen Ogontz Library

      David Cohen Ogontz Library
      2017-04-25 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Audubon Pennsylvania - Where in the Parks Can You Find That Bird?

    Audubon Pennsylvania - Where in the Parks Can You Find That Bird?

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      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

  • Audubon Pennsylvania - Whose Feather is it?

    Audubon Pennsylvania - Whose Feather is it?

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      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

  • Audubon Pennsylvania - Why Do We Love Science?

    Audubon Pennsylvania - Why Do We Love Science?

  • Audubon Pennsylvania in Philadelphia - Bird Food Test: Which Bill or Beak is Best?

    Audubon Pennsylvania in Philadelphia - Bird Food Test: Which Bill or Beak is Best?

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      Kingsessing Library

      Kingsessing Library
      2017-04-25 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Greater Olney Library

      Greater Olney Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Awbury Arboretum - Citywide Star Party

    Awbury Arboretum - Citywide Star Party

  • Axalta Coating Systems - How Good is Your Color Vision?

    Axalta Coating Systems - How Good is Your Color Vision?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • Barbara Craig

    Barbara Craig Barbara Craig​ trained at the School of Verlezza Dance and with Cleveland City Dance. Upon graduating from Shaker Heights High School, she attended Ballet Mets pre-professional program in Columbus OH, before moving to dance with Europa Ballett Sankt Poelten, in Austria for the 2013-2014 Season. In 2014, she returned to the states to be an apprentice with the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, where she has continued to train the past 3 years. In addition, she has performed with Verb Ballets in Cleveland Ohio, Opus #1 Contemporary dance and Bryan Koulman. This is her first season with Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet.

  • Bartram's Garden- Do Plants Really Eat Light?

    Bartram's Garden- Do Plants Really Eat Light?

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      Charles Santore Library

      Charles Santore Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Wynnefield Library

      Wynnefield Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

      Paschalville Library

      Paschalville Library
      2017-04-27 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial

    Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial

  • Bayshore Center at Bivalve - What's an Oyster?

    Bayshore Center at Bivalve - What's an Oyster?

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      Paschalville Library

      Paschalville Library
      2017-04-27 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute & Delaware Valley Paleontological Society - What Exactly Is a Fossil, Anyway?

    Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute & Delaware Valley Paleontological Society - What Exactly Is a Fossil, Anyway?

  • Black Tribbles - So You Think You Can Superhero?

    Black Tribbles - So You Think You Can Superhero?

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      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

  • Braskem - How Do Plastics Help Astronauts in Space?

    Braskem - How Do Plastics Help Astronauts in Space?

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      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • Brian Baade

    Brian Baade Brian Baade is an assistant professor at the University of Delaware, where he also received his Masters of Science. His interests include art conservation, painting conservation, and technical art history. One of his pigments that was used in a study was made from cow urine.

  • Brian Cordova

    Brian Cordova Brian Cordova, ​native of Brentwood, NY, began his formal dance training in 2010 focusing in ballet and modern styles. He earned his BFA in Dance from Temple University in December 2016, completing numerous choreographic works presented in Conwell Dance Theater and the InHale Performance Series in South Philadelphia. He has also worked to become an established freelance lighting designer, presenting designs for Temple University MFA thesis concerts, Temple Preparatory School, and Philadelphia’s Fringe Festival. Brian has had the pleasure to dance with artists such as Kariamu Welsh, Charles Anderson, Lauren Putty-White, Meredith Rainey, and Kun-Yang Lin and looks forward to joining Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet for this coming season.

  • Carlo Siracusa

    Carlo Siracusa Carlo Siracusa is a board certified veterinarian, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior, and the Director of the Behavior Service at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also did his residency. He earned his Masters of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Messina in Italy and his PhD at Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain. His interests include animal behavior, animal stress and welfare, and behavior problems of small animals. Carlo finds it amazing to see how often people often misunderstand the behavior of their pets.

    • Events

      Sensory Overload

      Sensory Overload
      2017-04-25 19:30:00
      A rush of adrenaline, the quickening of breath, a warm and fuzzy flood of feeling—complex...

  • Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium - Can You Be a Beach Detective?

    Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium - Can You Be a Beach Detective?

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      David Cohen Ogontz Library

      David Cohen Ogontz Library
      2017-04-25 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Center for Resuscitation Science - How Can You Use Virtual Reality to Improve Outcomes from Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

    Center for Resuscitation Science - How Can You Use Virtual Reality to Improve Outcomes from Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

      Tinker Lab

      Tinker Lab
      2017-04-22 16:00:00
      Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering...

  • Center for Resuscitation Science, University of Pennsylvania - Do You Know How to Save a Life?

    Center for Resuscitation Science, University of Pennsylvania - Do You Know How to Save a Life?

  • Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?

    Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project - What Will I See on the Sun Today?

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      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

      Richmond Library

      Richmond Library
      2017-04-24 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      David Cohen Ogontz Library

      David Cohen Ogontz Library
      2017-04-25 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Wynnefield Library

      Wynnefield Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

  • Chemical Heritage Foundation - How Did Science Influence Your Prom Dress?

    Chemical Heritage Foundation - How Did Science Influence Your Prom Dress?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • Chemical Heritage Foundation - How Do We Clean-up Toxic Waste?

    Chemical Heritage Foundation - How Do We Clean-up Toxic Waste?

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      Charles Santore Library

      Charles Santore Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Chemical Heritage Foundation, 4Youth Productions - How Can We Be Friendlier to the Environment?

    Chemical Heritage Foundation, 4Youth Productions - How Can We Be Friendlier to the Environment?

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      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - What are Genetic Counselors?

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - What are Genetic Counselors?

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      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

  • Chipocrite - How Can I Make My Own Music with an Old Nintendo Game Boy?

    Chipocrite - How Can I Make My Own Music with an Old Nintendo Game Boy?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

      Tinker Lab

      Tinker Lab
      2017-04-22 16:00:00
      Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering...

      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

  • Cooper River Distillers

    Cooper River Distillers Cooper River Distillers is the first legal distillery in Camden, NJ ever! They produce a wide range of craft spirits including Petty’s Island Rum, Copper & Vine Garden State Brandy, and Cooper River Rye and Bourbon Whiskeys. All of Cooper River’s spirits are hand-crafted in downtown Camden, New Jersey, and are unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else!

    • Events

      Cocktail Lab: Rum

      Cocktail Lab: Rum
      2017-04-24 18:30:00
      Have a barrel of fun in this interactive program getting to the heart of every pirate’s favorite...

  • Craig Bruns

    Craig Bruns Craig Bruns is the Chief Curator at the Independence Seaport Museum. He earned his Masters of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art. He has become well versed in the history and maritime traditions of the port of Philadelphia and how they have influenced the life of the city. Craig finds it interesting that the 19th century sailor would often carve buttons from the discarded rinds of cheese.

    • Events

      Gross Anatomy: Sex

      Gross Anatomy: Sex
      2017-04-27 21:00:00
      Tease the mind and tantalize the senses as the Festival’s signature cabaret-meets-science program...

  • CSTEP Community Science and Technology Education Project - How Can You Invent With Little Bits?

    CSTEP Community Science and Technology Education Project - How Can You Invent With Little Bits?

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      Northeast Regional Library

      Northeast Regional Library
      2017-04-27 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • CUSP/ The Franklin Institute - Are You Prepared for a Wetter Philadelphia?

    CUSP/ The Franklin Institute - Are You Prepared for a Wetter Philadelphia?

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      Science in the Park: Hunting Park

      Science in the Park: Hunting Park
      2017-04-22 12:00:00
      Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the...

      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

  • David Dinges, PhD

    David Dinges, PhD Dr. David Dinges is the Chief for the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology and the Director of the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine. He earned his PhD in Physiological Psychology from Saint Louis University. His primary focus is on identifying the manner in which sleep need and circadian biology interact to influence wakefulness and neurobehavioral, cognitive, affective and physiological functions (immune, inflammatory, endocrine, metabolic, genetic). David has conducted studies on the International Space Station, as well as different space analog environments, such as Mars 500, NEEMO, and HERA.

    • Events

      Life on Mars

      Life on Mars
      2017-04-27 18:00:00
      Buzz Aldrin says we will colonize Mars within 25 years. Mars One is recruiting candidates for...

  • Destination Imagination - How Well Can You Race the Clock and Creatively Solve Instant Challenges?

    Destination Imagination - How Well Can You Race the Clock and Creatively Solve Instant Challenges?

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      Wynnefield Library

      Wynnefield Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Overbrook Park Library

      Overbrook Park Library
      2017-04-27 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Diana Marsh

    Diana Marsh Diana is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the American Philosophical Society. She earned her PhD in (Museum) Anthropology from the University of British Columbia and her Masters in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University. She is a museum theorist and practitioner researching how heritage institutions communicate with the public. Diana is curious to know whether Charles Willson Peale ever slept.

  • Dimitri Papanagnou, MD, MPH, EdD

    Dimitri Papanagnou, MD, MPH, EdD Dimitri Papanagnou is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, the Vice Chair for Education, the Assistant Dean for Faculty Development, and the Director of In Situ Simulation Program at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Dimitri earned his MD from New York University School of Medicine, his MPH from Columbia University School of Public Health, and his EdD from the Teachers College of Columbia University Graduate School of Education. His areas of interest include emergency medicine, medical education, simulation training, patient safety and clinical quality, and bedside point-of-care ultrasound. Dimitri gets to use high-fidelity patient simulators (i.e. robots), the latest technology, and standardized patients (i.e. actors) to create simulated learning environments for real clinical teams to practice their performance and improve the patient care they deliver. “Essentially, it's Hollywood for nerds!”

    • Events

      Life on Mars

      Life on Mars
      2017-04-27 18:00:00
      Buzz Aldrin says we will colonize Mars within 25 years. Mars One is recruiting candidates for...

  • Dow - Who Took Fifi?

    Dow - Who Took Fifi?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

      Independence Library

      Independence Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Dr. Alexandra Davatzes

    Dr. Alexandra Davatzes Dr. Alexandra Davatzes is an Associate Professor at Temple University. She received her undergraduate degree at Pomona College and her PhD at Stanford University. She completed her postdoctoral work at the NASA Ames Research Center. Her interests include early Earth processes and Mars surface processes, specializing in the role of impact cratering on the two planets. Dr. Davatzes has worked in South Africa and Australia, where many of the oldest rocks on Earth reside.

    • Events

      Life on Mars

      Life on Mars
      2017-04-27 18:00:00
      Buzz Aldrin says we will colonize Mars within 25 years. Mars One is recruiting candidates for...

  • Dr. Frank Wartinger - Earmark Hearing and Conservation

    Dr. Frank Wartinger - Earmark Hearing and Conservation

  • Dr. Timaree Schmit

    Dr. Timaree Schmit Dr. Timaree Schmit is a sexuality educator, who has a sex podcast called “Sex with Timaree”. She earned her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Dr. Schmit says that people she meets in elevators tell her things they won’t tell their partner of 30 years.

    • Events

      Gross Anatomy: Sex

      Gross Anatomy: Sex
      2017-04-27 21:00:00
      Tease the mind and tantalize the senses as the Festival’s signature cabaret-meets-science program...

  • Drexel University - Can You Make Plastic Powder Bounce?

    Drexel University - Can You Make Plastic Powder Bounce?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • Drexel University - How Are We Quantifying Movement?

    Drexel University - How Are We Quantifying Movement?

  • Drexel University - How Do Dancers Spin So Fast?

    Drexel University - How Do Dancers Spin So Fast?

  • Drexel University - How Does Our Body Move?

    Drexel University - How Does Our Body Move?

  • Drexel University - How Does the Body Balance?

    Drexel University - How Does the Body Balance?

  • Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Robot That Writes?

    Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Robot That Writes?

    • Events

      Tinker Lab

      Tinker Lab
      2017-04-22 16:00:00
      Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering...

      Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

      Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library
      2017-04-24 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Science Storytime

      Science Storytime
      2017-04-26 10:30:00
      A lifelong love of science starts with a spark! At Science Storytime, youngsters will begin to...

      Charles Santore Library

      Charles Santore Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Queen Memorial Library

      Queen Memorial Library
      2017-04-27 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Tower?

    Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Build a Tower?

    • Events

      Science in the Park: Hunting Park

      Science in the Park: Hunting Park
      2017-04-22 12:00:00
      Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the...

      Science in the Park: Clark Park

      Science in the Park: Clark Park
      2017-04-22 13:00:00
      Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the...

      Science Storytime

      Science Storytime
      2017-04-26 10:30:00
      A lifelong love of science starts with a spark! At Science Storytime, youngsters will begin to...

  • Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Launch a Rocket?

    Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Launch a Rocket?

  • Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make a Circuit with Paper?

    Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make a Circuit with Paper?

    • Events

      Tinker Lab

      Tinker Lab
      2017-04-22 16:00:00
      Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering...

  • Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make an Instrument?

    Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make an Instrument?

  • Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make Fireworks in Your Kitchen?

    Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - Can You Make Fireworks in Your Kitchen?

    • Events

      Science in the Park: Hunting Park

      Science in the Park: Hunting Park
      2017-04-22 12:00:00
      Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the...

      Science in the Park: Clark Park

      Science in the Park: Clark Park
      2017-04-22 13:00:00
      Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the...

      Science Storytime

      Science Storytime
      2017-04-26 10:30:00
      A lifelong love of science starts with a spark! At Science Storytime, youngsters will begin to...

  • Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - How Is Playdough Made?

    Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - How Is Playdough Made?

  • Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - What Floats Your Boat?

    Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement - What Floats Your Boat?

    • Events

      Science in the Park: Hunting Park

      Science in the Park: Hunting Park
      2017-04-22 12:00:00
      Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the...

      Science in the Park: Clark Park

      Science in the Park: Clark Park
      2017-04-22 13:00:00
      Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the...

      Science Storytime

      Science Storytime
      2017-04-26 10:30:00
      A lifelong love of science starts with a spark! At Science Storytime, youngsters will begin to...

  • Earth and Environmental Science Department, University of Pennsylvania - Activity Provider

    Earth and Environmental Science Department, University of Pennsylvania - Activity Provider

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University - Be a Scientist!

    Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University - Be a Scientist!

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      Be a Paleontologist!

      Be a Paleontologist!
      2017-04-23 10:00:00
      Explore Earth's deep past at the Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University. Explorers of all ages...

  • Edelman Planetarium - Where Will You Be During the 2017 Solar Eclipse?

    Edelman Planetarium - Where Will You Be During the 2017 Solar Eclipse?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • Eight Oaks Craft Distillers - What's Your Favorite Punch?

    Eight Oaks Craft Distillers - What's Your Favorite Punch?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • Emily C. Stasko

    Emily C. Stasko Emily Stasko is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University. She earned her Master in Public Health from Yale University and her Masters in Science from Drexel University. She has been working in reproductive and sexual health for more than a decade. Emily’s dissertation looks at the utility of a “Sext Ed” intervention to improve sexual satisfaction for women during fertility treatment.

    • Events

      Gross Anatomy: Sex

      Gross Anatomy: Sex
      2017-04-27 21:00:00
      Tease the mind and tantalize the senses as the Festival’s signature cabaret-meets-science program...

  • Engineers' Club of Philadelphia - What Do Engineers Do?

    Engineers' Club of Philadelphia - What Do Engineers Do?

    • Events

      Richmond Library

      Richmond Library
      2017-04-24 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Eric Stachura - How Are Elements Created in the Stars?

    Eric Stachura - How Are Elements Created in the Stars?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

      Science in the Park: Clark Park

      Science in the Park: Clark Park
      2017-04-22 13:00:00
      Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the...

  • Esperanza - Citywide Star Party

    Esperanza - Citywide Star Party

  • Esperanza College - Can Mr. Marshmallow Handle the Pressure?

    Esperanza College - Can Mr. Marshmallow Handle the Pressure?

  • Esperanza College - How Are Bones the Building Blocks of the Skeleton?

    Esperanza College - How Are Bones the Building Blocks of the Skeleton?

  • Esperanza College - How Does Energy Move Around the Body?

    Esperanza College - How Does Energy Move Around the Body?

  • Esteem Girls Inc - Are You Mad for Science?

    Esteem Girls Inc - Are You Mad for Science?

    • Events

      Richmond Library

      Richmond Library
      2017-04-24 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Fairmount Water Works - Be a Scientist

    Fairmount Water Works - Be a Scientist

    • Events

      Be an Environmental Scientist!

      Be an Environmental Scientist!
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Meet an aquatic scientist, ask questions, and explore how the mighty freshwater mussel is...

  • FMC - How Can You Help Feed a Growing World?

    FMC - How Can You Help Feed a Growing World?

  • Food Moxie (formerly Weavers Way Community Programs) - Activity Provider at Be a Scientist Sunday

    Food Moxie (formerly Weavers Way Community Programs) - Activity Provider at Be a Scientist Sunday

    • Events

      Be a Farm Scientist!

      Be a Farm Scientist!
      2017-04-23 11:00:00
      Join Food Moxie on the Henry Got Crops CSA Farm at Saul High School for some hands-on farming and...

  • Food Moxie - Be A Scientist!

    Food Moxie - Be A Scientist!

  • Frank Wartinger

    Frank Wartinger Frank Wartinger is an audiologist at Earmark Hearing Conservation. He studied at Salus University, where he earned his Doctor of Audiology degree. His interests include diagnostic and rehabilitative audiologic service in the pediatric population. Hearing conservation and healthy hearing community education are also his interests, due to his background in music production and performance. Frank has realized, from exploring public perception and individual behaviors regarding music, sound, and noise exposure, that people like loud sounds but often aren't aware of how to enjoy them in a responsible and sustaining manner.

    • Events

      Sensory Overload

      Sensory Overload
      2017-04-25 19:30:00
      A rush of adrenaline, the quickening of breath, a warm and fuzzy flood of feeling—complex...

  • George Brainard, PhD

    George Brainard, PhD Dr. George Brainard is a Professor of Neuroscience at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He earned his PhD in Anatomy from the University of Texas Health Science Center. He is interested on the effects of light on human circadian, neuroendocrine, and neurobehavioral regulation. He is also conducting research on a subset of the ground crew for the Mars Phoenix Lander mission and in development and testing of solid state lighting for improving sleep in astronauts on the International Space Station. As a teenager, George was interested in how light regulates the pineal gland, and built and launched small rockets. These interests continue to play a role in his career today.

    • Events

      Life on Mars

      Life on Mars
      2017-04-27 18:00:00
      Buzz Aldrin says we will colonize Mars within 25 years. Mars One is recruiting candidates for...

  • Gina-marie Battista-Shifferly

    Gina-marie Battista-Shifferly Gina-marie Battista-Shifferly began her early training with Forest Gehret at the Harrisburg Dance Conservatory. Her additional training included the Capital Area School for the Arts, Atlanta Ballet, American Academy of Ballet and Pennsylvania Regional Ballet. She continued her studies at the Boston Conservatory and received her BFA at Wright State University in 2009, while dancing professionally with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Second Company. Other professional performing credits include the Brown Dance Project, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Western Ballet Theatre of Puerto Rico, BalletFleming, and Dance Del Bello, among others. Her choreographic career began with the Northeast Regional Dance America Festival and her work has since been performed in the U.S., Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. She is also the founder of Tarantella Designs which features her original jewelry and apparel as well as the work of other performing artists. Gina joined the company in 2014.

  • GlaxoSmithKline - How Can We Make Better Medicines?

    GlaxoSmithKline - How Can We Make Better Medicines?

  • Glen Foerd on the Delaware - Citywide Star Party

    Glen Foerd on the Delaware - Citywide Star Party

  • Global Leadership Academy - Star Party

    Global Leadership Academy - Star Party

  • Great Valley High School WISE Club - How Do We Interact With Science On a Daily Basis?

    Great Valley High School WISE Club - How Do We Interact With Science On a Daily Basis?

  • Greg Cowper

    Greg Cowper Greg Cowper is an entomologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences. His interests include biodiversity, museums and society, the insects of Philadelphia, and the intersection between art and science. His research interests involve the systematics, evolution, and biogeography of Heteroptera, or the “True Bugs.”

  • Grumblethorpe - Citywide Star Party

    Grumblethorpe - Citywide Star Party

  • Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden - What Repels Mosquitoes?

    Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden - What Repels Mosquitoes?

  • Haverford College Astronomy Public Outreach - Citywide Star Party

    Haverford College Astronomy Public Outreach - Citywide Star Party

  • Historic Fair Hill - Citywide Star Party

    Historic Fair Hill - Citywide Star Party

    • Events

      Historic Fair Hill Star Party

      Historic Fair Hill Star Party
      2017-04-28 19:30:00
      Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night...

  • Hungry Education - Be a Scientist!

    Hungry Education - Be a Scientist!

    • Events

      Be a Food Psychologist!

      Be a Food Psychologist!
      2017-04-23 13:00:00
      Why do we crave some foods, but fear others? Learn how taste, smell, memory, and emotion all work...

  • Independence Seaport Museum - Be a Scientist!

    Independence Seaport Museum - Be a Scientist!

  • Independence Seaport Museum - What Lies Beneath the Sea?

    Independence Seaport Museum - What Lies Beneath the Sea?

    • Events

      Charles Santore Library

      Charles Santore Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Indochinese American Council - Citywide Star Party

    Indochinese American Council - Citywide Star Party

  • Jayatri Das

    Jayatri Das Jayatri Das is the Chief Bio-scientist at the Franklin Institute. She attended Princeton University, where she earned her PhD. She figures out ways to make science understandable, interesting, and relevant to people of all ages. She is interested in having conversations about how emerging bio-technologies will change our society and the decisions we make. Each year, thousands of people feel the texture of a human brain inside a 3D printed version of Jayatri’s head at The Franklin Institute.

  • Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center - How Does a Concussion Affect Your Game?

    Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center - How Does a Concussion Affect Your Game?

  • Jefferson Health - Be A Doctor! (Abington & Aria)

    Jefferson Health - Be A Doctor! (Abington & Aria)

  • Jeffrey Womack

    Jeffrey Womack Jeffrey Womack is a Historian from the College of Physicians. He attended the University of Houston, where he earned his PhD. His interests include the history of technology, medicine, and bioethics. Some of Jeffrey’s current research includes radioactive water that was sold as an “energy drink” out of glowing water tanks at doctors’ offices.

  • Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences - Citywide Star Party

    Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences - Citywide Star Party

  • Jennifer Vess

    Jennifer Vess Jennifer Vess is The Brooke Dolan Archivist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. She has degrees in history, writing and museum studies, and after spending several years in museum education, she transitioned into museum collections. She has been happily immersed in objects, archives, and photographs ever since. Even though archives are supposed to be just documents, they do come across unexpected things like the skins of mice or dried plants mixed in among the correspondence, catalogs, reports etc.

  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - Can You Out Perform Wildlife?

    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - Can You Out Perform Wildlife?

  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - Citywide Star Party

    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - Citywide Star Party

  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - What Kind of Mammals Live at John Heinz NWR at Tinicum?

    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - What Kind of Mammals Live at John Heinz NWR at Tinicum?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

      Kingsessing Library

      Kingsessing Library
      2017-04-25 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

      Paschalville Library

      Paschalville Library
      2017-04-27 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • José R. Mangual

    José R. Mangual José Raúl Mangual​ is a BFA candidate in Musical Theater at Temple University. José began his formal dance training at Temple University under the guidance of Heidi Cruz-Austin, Maggie Anderson, Jillian Harris, and Nora Gibson. Before arriving at Temple University, José received partial training at Susquehanna Dance Center, Viktor Yeliohin International Ballet Academy, and Encore Dance Center. Since arriving at Temple University, he has portrayed Jesus in GODSPELL and Jean-Paul Marat in Marat/Sade, among others. In his spare time, José also writes, draws, people-watches, and organizes peace marches.

  • Karen Yee

    Karen Yee Karen Yee is a Research Associate at the Monell Center. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned her PhD in Physiology. Her interests included chemical senses (taste and olfaction), cellular mechanisms, and histology. “But mom there's an actual scientific reason why I don't like brussel sprouts or bitter melon!”

  • Kathryn Van Yahres

    Kathryn Van Yahres Kathryn Van Yahres​ was born in Philadelphia, PA and received her formal training from Mariaelena Ruiz, Natasha Zeiger, and Eva Szabo at The Rock School in Philadelphia. In 2014 Kathryn completed her B.F.A, Magna Cum Laude from Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA) in Pittsburgh, PA. Kathryn received the Loti Folk Scholarship Award for academic and artistic excellence as well as other artistic scholarships. During her time in COPA, she performed principal and soloist roles in George Balanchine’s ballets “Serenade” and “Valse Fantasies”, as well as Nicolas Petrov’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Kathryn has had the wonderful opportunity to dance with the companies such as Huntsville Ballet, Simerson & Co., and Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet. In 2016, Kathryn completed a two-year intensive Pilates certification program under the direction of master teacher, Karen H. Carlson.

  • LaSalle University - What's Under the Microscope?

    LaSalle University - What's Under the Microscope?

    • Events

      Science in the Park: Clark Park

      Science in the Park: Clark Park
      2017-04-22 13:00:00
      Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the...

      Richmond Library

      Richmond Library
      2017-04-24 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Greater Olney Library

      Greater Olney Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

      Overbrook Park Library

      Overbrook Park Library
      2017-04-27 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Laurel Hill Cemetery - Citywide Star Party

    Laurel Hill Cemetery - Citywide Star Party

  • Laurel Hill Cemetery - What Is Stronger Than Stone?

    Laurel Hill Cemetery - What Is Stronger Than Stone?

    • Events

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

  • Leadership Philadelphia Junto 8 for Bikeworks - Can You Go for a Spin With Our Gyro-Wheel?

    Leadership Philadelphia Junto 8 for Bikeworks - Can You Go for a Spin With Our Gyro-Wheel?

  • Leslie Lamberson

    Leslie Lamberson Dr. Leslie Lamberson​ is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department, with a joint appointment in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Her area of expertise is experimental mechanics of materials, with a focus in dynamic multifunctional material behavior. In 2013, Leslie was awarded a NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship, where she worked at Glenn Research Center in the Materials and Structures for Extreme Environments. Leslie holds a B.A. in Dance with honors, and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering magna cum laude from the University of Michigan. She is the past recipient of an Irving S. Gilmore Fine Arts Grant, a National Arts & Letters Scholarship, and the Promising Young Dancer Award in the Carey Rose Winski Scholarship Competition. Some of Leslie’s formative dance training includes: Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, BalletMet, the Boston Conservatory, University of the Arts, Paul Taylor Dance, and the Gyor National Ballet Company in Gyor, Hungary. While pursuing her M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Leslie was a professional instructor at Atlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance Education. She has danced professionally with the Grand Rapids Ballet, Ballet Concerto, and later, Pasadena Dance Theatre while pursuing her Ph.D. in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. Prior to her faculty appointment, while a postdoctoral research scholar at the Johns Hopkins University, Leslie performed as a member of Bowen McCauley Dance. She is currently an active barre instructor, certified in group fitness from the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

  • Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways to Go Outdoors?

    Let's Go Outdoors - What Are (Water) Ways to Go Outdoors?

    • Events

      Science in the Park: The Schuylkill Center

      Science in the Park: The Schuylkill Center
      2017-04-22 10:00:00
      Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the...

      Science in the Park: Clark Park

      Science in the Park: Clark Park
      2017-04-22 13:00:00
      Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the...

      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

      David Cohen Ogontz Library

      David Cohen Ogontz Library
      2017-04-25 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Joseph E. Coleman NW Regional Library

      Joseph E. Coleman NW Regional Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Greater Olney Library

      Greater Olney Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

  • Little Town Robotics Academy - How Do Robots and Circuits Work?

    Little Town Robotics Academy - How Do Robots and Circuits Work?

    • Events

      Science in the Park: Clark Park

      Science in the Park: Clark Park
      2017-04-22 13:00:00
      Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the...

      Kingsessing Library

      Kingsessing Library
      2017-04-25 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Paschalville Library

      Paschalville Library
      2017-04-27 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • LocoRobo - How Loco Is Your Robot?

    LocoRobo - How Loco Is Your Robot?

    • Events

      Tinker Lab

      Tinker Lab
      2017-04-22 16:00:00
      Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering...

  • Mann Center for the Performing Arts - Citywide Star Party

    Mann Center for the Performing Arts - Citywide Star Party

  • Mann Center for the Performing Arts - Is There Science in Music?

    Mann Center for the Performing Arts - Is There Science in Music?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • Marc Schmidt

    Marc Schmidt Marc Schmidt is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned is Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and his PhD from Colorado State University. His postdoctoral studies were completed at the California Institute of Technology. His interests include the neurobiology of vocal production and the perception on songbirds. He has recently begun study in neural circuitry underlying mate preference and copulatory display in the brown-headed cowbird. Marc finds it interesting that birds seem to use the same circuits in the brain for singing as they do to control sex.

    • Events

      Gross Anatomy: Sex

      Gross Anatomy: Sex
      2017-04-27 21:00:00
      Tease the mind and tantalize the senses as the Festival’s signature cabaret-meets-science program...

  • Marcia Pelchat

    Marcia Pelchat Marcia Pelchat is Associate Member Emerita at Monell Chemical Senses Center and an Adjunct Professor of Food Science at Drexel University. She earned her Bachelor’s in Nutritional Psychology and PhD in Physiological Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work focuses on the development and modification of food preferences in humans. Marcia will also be a part of the “Be a Food Psychologist” program.

    • Events

      Be a Food Psychologist!

      Be a Food Psychologist!
      2017-04-23 13:00:00
      Why do we crave some foods, but fear others? Learn how taste, smell, memory, and emotion all work...

      Sensory Overload

      Sensory Overload
      2017-04-25 19:30:00
      A rush of adrenaline, the quickening of breath, a warm and fuzzy flood of feeling—complex...

  • Marina Haynes

    Marina Haynes Marina Haynes is the curator of KidZooU, primates and smalls mammals, at the Philadelphia Zoo. She earned her Bachelor’s in Animal Science at the University of Delaware and her Masters in Animal Behavior at the University of Maryland, College Park. She studies the animals and humans, observing and interpreting their behavior. Marina has taken teenagers from the Zoo's youth program to Africa to see wild animals 7 times and she thinks the real wild animals were the teens!

    • Events

      Gross Anatomy: Sex

      Gross Anatomy: Sex
      2017-04-27 21:00:00
      Tease the mind and tantalize the senses as the Festival’s signature cabaret-meets-science program...

  • MaST Community Charter School - Citywide Star Party

    MaST Community Charter School - Citywide Star Party

  • Mecky Pohlschroder

    Mecky Pohlschroder Mecky Pohlschroder is a Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. She attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she earned her PhD. Her research focuses on archaea, one of three domains of life. She studies extremophiles, in order to discover how life adapts to extreme conditions. Human bodies have about 40 trillion microbial cells in and on them, which is similar to the number of human cells.

    • Events

      Life on Mars

      Life on Mars
      2017-04-27 18:00:00
      Buzz Aldrin says we will colonize Mars within 25 years. Mars One is recruiting candidates for...

  • Michael Platt

    Michael Platt Michael Platt is the James S. Riepe University Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Marketing at the University of Pennsylvania. There is a plaque in the Museum of Sex in New York City commemorating the University of Pennsylvania's work on "monkey pay per view".

    • Events

      Gross Anatomy: Sex

      Gross Anatomy: Sex
      2017-04-27 21:00:00
      Tease the mind and tantalize the senses as the Festival’s signature cabaret-meets-science program...

  • Michele Dooley

    Michele Dooley Michele Dooley started her dance training in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. She graduated from the High School for Creative and Performing Arts under the direction of LaDeva Davis in 2013 and is currently a Senior at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. She has also been a member of Eleone Dance Theatre under the direction of Shawn Lamere Williams since 2014. She attended Bates Summer Intensive in 2013 and Ballet X's summer program in 2014. She has worked with choreographers such as Gary Jeter, Tommie Waheed Evans, Paris Lacey, Molly Misgalla, Dara Meredith, and Nora Gibson.

  • Mural Arts Philadelphia - Be a Scientist!

    Mural Arts Philadelphia - Be a Scientist!

    • Events

      Be an Artistic Engineer!

      Be an Artistic Engineer!
      2017-04-23 11:00:00
      Ever wonder how a can of spray paint works? Why a marker writes? How lift machinery operates?...

  • Mural Arts Philadelphia - How Do You Marble Milk?

    Mural Arts Philadelphia - How Do You Marble Milk?

    • Events

      Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

      Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library
      2017-04-24 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Mütter Museum - What Is That Bone Called?

    Mütter Museum - What Is That Bone Called?

  • Nathan T. Fried

    Nathan T. Fried Nathan Fried is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelors in Biology and Mathematics from Drexel University and his PhD in Neuroscience from Thomas Jefferson University. He is most interested in the neuroscience of sensory sight systems, including sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. He is currently focusing on understanding the circuits that transmit pain and touch up through the spinal cord and into the brain’s emotional processing centers with the goal of helping those suffering from chronic pain. Nathan learned to handle a large sailing vessel and set out across the Sargasso Sea for a two month voyage collecting samples of lantern fish that glow in the dark.

    • Events

      Sensory Overload

      Sensory Overload
      2017-04-25 19:30:00
      A rush of adrenaline, the quickening of breath, a warm and fuzzy flood of feeling—complex...

  • Natural Lands Trust - Be a H2O-ologist!

    Natural Lands Trust - Be a H2O-ologist!

    • Events

      Be an H2O-ologist!

      Be an H2O-ologist!
      2017-04-23 13:00:00
      The earth is covered in water from big oceans to small ponds. We need it to cook, shower, drink,...

  • Neuroscience Club - Can you keep your head straight?

    Neuroscience Club - Can you keep your head straight?

    • Events

      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

  • Neuroscience Graduate Group of the University of Pennsylvania - Can We Fool Your Ears?

    Neuroscience Graduate Group of the University of Pennsylvania - Can We Fool Your Ears?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

      Science in the Park: Clark Park

      Science in the Park: Clark Park
      2017-04-22 13:00:00
      Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the...

  • NeuroTinker - How Does my Brain Work?

    NeuroTinker - How Does my Brain Work?

    • Events

      Tinker Lab

      Tinker Lab
      2017-04-22 16:00:00
      Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering...

  • New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium - Sharks vs. Rip Curents: Which is a Bigger Ocean Hazard?

    New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium - Sharks vs. Rip Curents: Which is a Bigger Ocean Hazard?

    • Events

      Torresdale Library

      Torresdale Library
      2017-04-24 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Paschalville Library

      Paschalville Library
      2017-04-27 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • NJ Sea Grant Consortium - Sandy Beaches & Coastal Resiliency

    NJ Sea Grant Consortium - Sandy Beaches & Coastal Resiliency

  • Nora Gibson

    Nora Gibson Nora Gibson​ is an American, female choreographer evolving ballet for the 21st century. Gibson is interested in the beauty of the natural world, as evidenced in mathematics and science, and in working across disciplines to expand ballet's reach. Gibson trained at Baltimore School for the Arts, Chautauqua, and NCSA, and earned a BFA from Tisch, at NYU. In addition to performing in the genres of ballet and contemporary dance in MD, D.C., and NY, Gibson was selected to work from 2010-2013 with Lucinda Childs to perform various iconic 70s works as part of the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage's Virtual Reconstruction project. Gibson has been invited as a resident artist in the US and abroad, including the nEW Festival in Philadelphia (2009-10), the CEC New Edge Residency (2009-10), the Ellen Forman Memorial Award (2011), the PHL/Poland Artist Exchange Residency (2012), the Choreographers on Campus Residency, funded through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2014), Diepenheim Werkplaats (2016), and Kaatsbaan (2017). Gibson’s choreography has been presented by New Dance Alliance at Joyce SOHO, at Dance Place in Washington DC, Philadelphia Dance Projects, and The Williams Center for the Arts. Her choreography was featured in Transfixion Films’ Dark White, presented at the 2015 Triskellion Dance Film Lab in Brooklyn, NY. Gibson’s work has received consistent critical acclaim, heralded by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "the most authoritative work in Philadelphia. . ." Gibson's work has been commissioned regularly by universities such as Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University, Georgian Court University, and University of the Arts. Gibson is also a teacher, and has taught ballet and composition in the US and abroad, including Temple University, University of the Arts, the Zawirowania Festival, and many other institutions.

  • NSS Philadelphia Area Space Alliance - Are You Ready to Explore the Space Frontier?

    NSS Philadelphia Area Space Alliance - Are You Ready to Explore the Space Frontier?

    • Events

      Northeast Regional Library

      Northeast Regional Library
      2017-04-27 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Paul Taylor

    Paul Taylor Paul Taylor is a member of the Franklin Institute’s Traveling Science Show and the Community Outreach Manager. He earned his Bachelor's from Temple University and his Masters of Theater from Villanova University. Paul has performed in China, Singapore, Germany, and Trinidad.

    • Events

      Gross Anatomy: Sex

      Gross Anatomy: Sex
      2017-04-27 21:00:00
      Tease the mind and tantalize the senses as the Festival’s signature cabaret-meets-science program...

  • Penn Medicine - Be a Scientist

    Penn Medicine - Be a Scientist

  • Penn Museum - Activity Provider

    Penn Museum - Activity Provider

    • Events

      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

  • Penn Museum - Archa-what?

    Penn Museum - Archa-what?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • Penn Museum - Be a Scientist!

    Penn Museum - Be a Scientist!

    • Events

      Be a Conservator!

      Be a Conservator!
      2017-04-23 10:00:00
      Do you have what it takes to preserve archaeology’s greatest treasures? Find out with a visit to...

  • Penn Museum - Can Trees Be Calendars?

    Penn Museum - Can Trees Be Calendars?

  • Penn Museum - What in the World?

    Penn Museum - What in the World?

  • Penn Physics & Astronomy - Why does space ROCK?

    Penn Physics & Astronomy - Why does space ROCK?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • Penn Upward Bound Math & Science - What Are the Consequences of Not Protecting the Environment?

    Penn Upward Bound Math & Science - What Are the Consequences of Not Protecting the Environment?

  • Penn Vet Shelter Medicine Club & Pennsylvania SPCA - That's on My Pet?: Preventable Parasites and How to Recognize Them

    Penn Vet Shelter Medicine Club & Pennsylvania SPCA - That's on My Pet?: Preventable Parasites and How to Recognize Them

    • Events

      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts - Can You Create a Masterpiece Out of Nature?

    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts - Can You Create a Masterpiece Out of Nature?

  • Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR) - What Can Flies Teach Us About Science?

    Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR) - What Can Flies Teach Us About Science?

    • Events

      Falls of Schuylkill Library

      Falls of Schuylkill Library
      2017-04-25 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Pennsylvania SPCA - Activity Provider

    Pennsylvania SPCA - Activity Provider

    • Events

      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

  • Pennsylvania SPCA - How Do Pets Perceive the World?

    Pennsylvania SPCA - How Do Pets Perceive the World?

    • Events

      Kingsessing Library

      Kingsessing Library
      2017-04-25 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Pennsylvania SPCA - How Has the Pennsylvania SPCA Been Protecting Animals for the Past 150 Years?

    Pennsylvania SPCA - How Has the Pennsylvania SPCA Been Protecting Animals for the Past 150 Years?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School - How Can You Create the Bounciest Super Ball?

    Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School - How Can You Create the Bounciest Super Ball?

  • Peter Scarola

    Peter Scarola Peter Scarola is the Executive Pastry Chef at R2L restaurant. He earned his Bachelor's in Food Service Management from Johnson and Wales University. His interests include baking, pastry making, and chocolate. Peter reveals that the most interesting place that he has been for his work is to cocoa plantations of Peru. .

    • Events

      Cookie Lab

      Cookie Lab
      2017-04-25 18:30:00
      A cup of butter, a pinch of salt, three teaspoons of vanilla extract; baking is a science and...

  • PharmaCadence Analytical Services, LLC - How Do You Weigh a Molecule?

    PharmaCadence Analytical Services, LLC - How Do You Weigh a Molecule?

    • Events

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Greg McDonald, Speaker Submission

    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Greg McDonald, Speaker Submission

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - How Do Our Brains Celebrate the Prom?

    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - How Do Our Brains Celebrate the Prom?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - How Do Sports Affect the Body?

    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - How Do Sports Affect the Body?

  • Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion - What's So Amazing About Arthropods?

    Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion - What's So Amazing About Arthropods?

  • Philadelphia Performing Arts, A String Theory Charter School - Are All Baseballs Created Equally?

    Philadelphia Performing Arts, A String Theory Charter School - Are All Baseballs Created Equally?

  • Philadelphia Performing Arts, A String Theory Charter School - Citywide Star Party

    Philadelphia Performing Arts, A String Theory Charter School - Citywide Star Party

  • Philadelphia Solar Energy Association - Is the Sun a Racing Fuel?

    Philadelphia Solar Energy Association - Is the Sun a Racing Fuel?

  • Philadelphia University - Be a Scientist

    Philadelphia University - Be a Scientist

    • Events

      Be an Engineer!

      Be an Engineer!
      2017-04-23 12:00:00
      Learn how engineers find solutions to problems and use these skills to build your own designs to...

  • Philadelphia University - Green Roofs? Can They Really Help Address Climate Change?

    Philadelphia University - Green Roofs? Can They Really Help Address Climate Change?

  • Philadelphia University - Is It Getting Hot in Here?

    Philadelphia University - Is It Getting Hot in Here?

  • Philadelphia University - What's So Cool About Constructed Wetlands?

    Philadelphia University - What's So Cool About Constructed Wetlands?

  • Philadelphia Zoo - Who's Who at the Zoo?

    Philadelphia Zoo - Who's Who at the Zoo?

    • Events

      Torresdale Library

      Torresdale Library
      2017-04-24 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Philly Loves Beer - Cherry Beer Floats

    Philly Loves Beer - Cherry Beer Floats

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • Philly Loves Beer- Science Crawl

    Philly Loves Beer- Science Crawl

    • Events

      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

  • Please Touch Museum - How Do You Make a Circuit?

    Please Touch Museum - How Do You Make a Circuit?

    • Events

      Overbrook Park Library

      Overbrook Park Library
      2017-04-27 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Professional Development Dimensions - How Safe Is Your Rollercoaster?

    Professional Development Dimensions - How Safe Is Your Rollercoaster?

    • Events

      Wynnefield Library

      Wynnefield Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Professional Development Dimensions - Sweep It Away: How Do You Clean-up an Environmental Beach Spill?

    Professional Development Dimensions - Sweep It Away: How Do You Clean-up an Environmental Beach Spill?

    • Events

      Wynnefield Library

      Wynnefield Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates With the Body?

    Project Brain Light - Can Neuro-technology Help Us Better Understand How the Brain Communicates With the Body?

  • Public Health Management Corporation - Have You Ever Heard a Cup Laugh?

    Public Health Management Corporation - Have You Ever Heard a Cup Laugh?

  • Riverbend Environmental Education Center - Citywide Star Party

    Riverbend Environmental Education Center - Citywide Star Party

  • Riverbend Environmental Education Center - Is Fish Poop the Future of Our Food?

    Riverbend Environmental Education Center - Is Fish Poop the Future of Our Food?

    • Events

      Falls of Schuylkill Library

      Falls of Schuylkill Library
      2017-04-25 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Riverbend Environmental Education Center - Macroinvertebrate Mania

    Riverbend Environmental Education Center - Macroinvertebrate Mania

  • Robert Kurzban

    Robert Kurzban Robert Kurzban is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his PhD in Psychology. His interests include evolutionary biology, cognitive science, behavioral economics, public administration, morality, cooperation, friendship, mating, and emotions. Robert is curious about why “victimless crimes” exist in our society today.

  • Rochitha Nathanson

    Rochitha Nathanson Rochitha Nathanson​ is a third year biomedical engineering student at Drexel University with a concentration is neuroengineering. She is currently working on the IMPACT project to quantify dance movements into the mechanics behind them. She has previously done research with the CONQUER collaborative and worked in biomedical engineering at CHOP. She is also part of Drexel Jhalak, an all girls fusion dance team.

  • Roger Turner

    Roger Turner Roger Turner is a Research Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his PhD in History and Sociology of Science. He studies the history of weather forecasting and atmospheric science, airplanes and the History of Flight, 20th century American History, connections between television weather reports, cartoons, and gender and air pollution and environmental policy. While looking at the cartoons used in military training manuals from World War II, Roger uncovered the origins of the visual style used in TV weather reports.

  • Rowan College at Burlington County - Be a Scientist!

    Rowan College at Burlington County - Be a Scientist!

  • Rowan College at Burlington County - Citywide Star Party

    Rowan College at Burlington County - Citywide Star Party

  • Rowan University - Are You a Budding Scientist?

    Rowan University - Are You a Budding Scientist?

  • Rowan University - Astronaut Planetarium Show

    Rowan University - Astronaut Planetarium Show

  • Rowan University - Be a Scientist!

    Rowan University - Be a Scientist!

  • Rowan University - Citywide Star Party

    Rowan University - Citywide Star Party

  • Rowan University - How Does Our Body Move?

    Rowan University - How Does Our Body Move?

  • Rowan University - STEAM Obstacle Course

    Rowan University - STEAM Obstacle Course

  • Rowan University - Virtual Reality Cave

    Rowan University - Virtual Reality Cave

  • Rutgers University - Camden - How Does Physics and Blood Inform Forensic Investigations?

    Rutgers University - Camden - How Does Physics and Blood Inform Forensic Investigations?

  • Rutgers University-Camden, Forensic Science - How Does Science Solve Crime?

    Rutgers University-Camden, Forensic Science - How Does Science Solve Crime?

    • Events

      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

      Independence Library

      Independence Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

  • Saint Benjamin Brewing Company - Activity Provider

    Saint Benjamin Brewing Company - Activity Provider

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

  • Schuylkill Center - How Can You Help Wildlife?

    Schuylkill Center - How Can You Help Wildlife?

    • Events

      Falls of Schuylkill Library

      Falls of Schuylkill Library
      2017-04-25 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education - Who Wins: Animal or Baseball Player?

    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education - Who Wins: Animal or Baseball Player?

  • Sean Thomas Boyt

    Sean Thomas Boyt Sean Thomas Boyt is a dancer and choreographer newly-based in Philadelphia. He currently dances for The Naked Stark, Anne-Marie Mulgrew & Dancers Co, Vervet Dance, stb x at, and SKI BALL. Sean holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Iowa and has danced for Ballet Minnesota, Moving Arts Ensemble, Dancers in Company, Antonia & Artists, and independent choreographers including Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Jennifer Muller, Nicholas Leichter, Nora Gibson, Chris Masters, Melinda Jean Myers, and Paula Lamamie de Clairac. Sean's work has been presented at Ten Tiny Performances, LOUi, Fertile Ground, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, IUCC Experimental Microcinema, InHale Performance Series, ETC. Performance Series, iHearIC, Society of Composers Inc, 24+24, OCGOPF, and IC Open City, as well as at various University of Iowa concerts and self-produced shows and tours. He enjoys working collaboratively and incorporating physical theater, video, improvisation, and text. More information can be found on STBDancing.com. This is Sean's second season with NGCB.

  • Shanna Caster

    Shanna Caster Shanna Caster is the Public Programs Manager at The Franklin Institute. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University. Her interests include chemistry and kitchen science. Shanna’s team is in charge of blowing stuff up for educational purposes. And for fun.

    • Events

      Cookie Lab

      Cookie Lab
      2017-04-25 18:30:00
      A cup of butter, a pinch of salt, three teaspoons of vanilla extract; baking is a science and...

  • Sharrona Pearl

    Sharrona Pearl Sharrona Pearl is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She attended Harvard University, where she earned her PhD. She is a historian and theorist of the face and body, with a special focus on race, gender, and disability. Her interests include the role of the face as a medium of communication and judgment in interpersonal interactions and in film, television, newspapers, and digital contexts. Sharrona finds it amazing that faces can be transplanted!

  • Slakwerks Engineering - How to make Ideas Real

    Slakwerks Engineering - How to make Ideas Real

    • Events

      Tinker Lab

      Tinker Lab
      2017-04-22 16:00:00
      Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering...

  • Spark-Fuel-Ignite!/University of the Arts - Communities: How Do We Make Connections?

    Spark-Fuel-Ignite!/University of the Arts - Communities: How Do We Make Connections?

    • Events

      Charles Santore Library

      Charles Santore Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Spells Writing Lab - Can You Solve the Case of the Stolen Yeti Poop?

    Spells Writing Lab - Can You Solve the Case of the Stolen Yeti Poop?

    • Events

      Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

      Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library
      2017-04-24 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Queen Memorial Library

      Queen Memorial Library
      2017-04-27 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Springside Chestnut Hill Academy - How Can Gravity Power a Car?

    Springside Chestnut Hill Academy - How Can Gravity Power a Car?

  • Starr Garden / McCall School - Citywide Star Party

    Starr Garden / McCall School - Citywide Star Party

  • STEM Scouts - How Can You Bowl With Air?

    STEM Scouts - How Can You Bowl With Air?

  • Storm Blooper (Chris De Pew) - You can write your own music on an original Gameboy?

    Storm Blooper (Chris De Pew) - You can write your own music on an original Gameboy?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

  • TechGirlz - What's Inside a Computer?

    TechGirlz - What's Inside a Computer?

    • Events

      Wynnefield Library

      Wynnefield Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Northeast Regional Library

      Northeast Regional Library
      2017-04-27 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Temple University - How Does Your Brain Recognize Your Own Body as Different From Other Bodies?

    Temple University - How Does Your Brain Recognize Your Own Body as Different From Other Bodies?

    • Events

      Science in the Park: Hunting Park

      Science in the Park: Hunting Park
      2017-04-22 12:00:00
      Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the...

      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

      Science Storytime

      Science Storytime
      2017-04-26 10:30:00
      A lifelong love of science starts with a spark! At Science Storytime, youngsters will begin to...

      Greater Olney Library

      Greater Olney Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

  • Temple University, STEM Teach Society - How Does Age Affect the Ability to Multitask?

    Temple University, STEM Teach Society - How Does Age Affect the Ability to Multitask?

  • The Amazing Brettzo

    The Amazing Brettzo Philadelphia's Premier Fanboylesquer. He started in 2010 with Bravissimo Burlesque, as their Man at the Door. Shortly thereafter he twirled his moustache, tassels and assels onto the stage. Founder and co-producer of TBA Con, the Television Burlesque Art Convention, host of Brettzo's Brouhaha and cast member of the Too Tease Traveling Theater Troupe. Currently, he is the #SelfDescibed President of Philadelphia Burlesque. He is the Man, the Myth, the Moustache, the Amazing Brettzo!

    • Events

      Gross Anatomy: Sex

      Gross Anatomy: Sex
      2017-04-27 21:00:00
      Tease the mind and tantalize the senses as the Festival’s signature cabaret-meets-science program...

  • The Boeing Company - How Do Rotorcrafts Fly?

    The Boeing Company - How Do Rotorcrafts Fly?

  • The Boeing Company - How does 3D printing Work?

    The Boeing Company - How does 3D printing Work?

    • Events

      Tinker Lab

      Tinker Lab
      2017-04-22 16:00:00
      Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering...

  • The Center for Architecture + Design - Be a Scientist!

    The Center for Architecture + Design - Be a Scientist!

    • Events

      Be a K'Nex Architect!

      Be a K'Nex Architect!
      2017-04-23 10:00:00
      Be a K'Nex Architect - Become an architect for the day! Learn to draw blueprints, design an...

  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Citywide Star Party

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Citywide Star Party

  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Don't Eat That! Poison Prevention

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Don't Eat That! Poison Prevention

  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Your Mind is Powerful: How Does Your Mind Control Your Body?

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Your Mind is Powerful: How Does Your Mind Control Your Body?

  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Audiology - Be A Scientist!

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Audiology - Be A Scientist!

    • Events

      Be a CHOP Audiologist!

      Be a CHOP Audiologist!
      2017-04-23 12:00:00
      Learn what it's like to be an audiologist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Visit a...

  • The Franklin Institute - How can you use circuitry to light up the stars?

    The Franklin Institute - How can you use circuitry to light up the stars?

    • Events

      Tinker Lab

      Tinker Lab
      2017-04-22 16:00:00
      Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering...

  • The Franklin Institute - How High Do They Bounce?

    The Franklin Institute - How High Do They Bounce?

  • The Franklin Institute - What can you invent with littleBits?

    The Franklin Institute - What can you invent with littleBits?

    • Events

      Tinker Lab

      Tinker Lab
      2017-04-22 16:00:00
      Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering...

  • The Franklin Institute/CUSP - How Ready Is Your Row Home?

    The Franklin Institute/CUSP - How Ready Is Your Row Home?

  • The Franklin Institute/PACTS Program - Do You Know How to Build Your Own Sci-fi Robot at Home?

    The Franklin Institute/PACTS Program - Do You Know How to Build Your Own Sci-fi Robot at Home?

    • Events

      Tinker Lab

      Tinker Lab
      2017-04-22 16:00:00
      Tinker with the most incredible tools of the 21st century in this day dedicated to discovering...

  • The Lenfest Center - Citywide Star Party

    The Lenfest Center - Citywide Star Party

    • Events

      The Lenfest Center Star Party

      The Lenfest Center Star Party
      2017-04-28 19:30:00
      Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as area astronomers provide tours of the night...

  • The Lenfest Center - What Is the Science of Slime?

    The Lenfest Center - What Is the Science of Slime?

  • The Monell Center - Eau du Prom: Can a Smell Help You Look Your Best?

    The Monell Center - Eau du Prom: Can a Smell Help You Look Your Best?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • The Monell Center - You Have a Fingerprint, but Have You Met Your Noseprint?

    The Monell Center - You Have a Fingerprint, but Have You Met Your Noseprint?

  • The Natural Philosopher - Activity Provider

    The Natural Philosopher - Activity Provider

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

  • The Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research - What is the difference between "sex" and "gender"?

    The Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research - What is the difference between "sex" and "gender"?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild and Wyck House - "Be a Scientist!"

    The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild and Wyck House - "Be a Scientist!"

    • Events

      Bee a Citizen Scientist!

      Bee a Citizen Scientist!
      2017-04-23 12:00:00
      Did you know scientists need your help to learn about and protect bees? Learn how to track honey...

  • The Schuylkill Center - Breathe in Nature – Hike with NaturePHL

    The Schuylkill Center - Breathe in Nature – Hike with NaturePHL

    • Events

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

  • The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Nature Preschool - Which Shelter/House Can the Wind Blow Down?

    The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Nature Preschool - Which Shelter/House Can the Wind Blow Down? The children will have the opportunity to build shelters/houses out of various natural materials, such as straw, sticks, and rocks. After building their shelter/house, they will try to blow it down to find out which materials used can resist the wind.

    • Events

      Science Storytime

      Science Storytime
      2017-04-26 10:30:00
      A lifelong love of science starts with a spark! At Science Storytime, youngsters will begin to...

  • The Soapbox Community Print Shop & Zine Library - How Did Philadelphia’s Most Famous Scientist Spread the News?

    The Soapbox Community Print Shop & Zine Library - How Did Philadelphia’s Most Famous Scientist Spread the News?

    • Events

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

  • The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) at Temple University - Why Make Space For Playtime?

    The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) at Temple University - Why Make Space For Playtime?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • The Tesla Science Foundation - Tesla: Past, Present, and Future Traveling Exhibit

    The Tesla Science Foundation - Tesla: Past, Present, and Future Traveling Exhibit

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • The University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Postdoctoral Program - What Is a Biomedical Postdoc?

    The University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Postdoctoral Program - What Is a Biomedical Postdoc?

  • The Wistar Institute - What's Inside Our Cells? Discover the Organelles and the "Tasty" Side of Our Genes

    The Wistar Institute - What's Inside Our Cells? Discover the Organelles and the "Tasty" Side of Our Genes

    • Events

      Queen Memorial Library

      Queen Memorial Library
      2017-04-27 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • Thomas Jefferson - What Is the Story of the Megalonyx Jeffersonii?

    Thomas Jefferson - What Is the Story of the Megalonyx Jeffersonii?

    • Events

      Philadelphia City Institute Library

      Philadelphia City Institute Library
      2017-04-24 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

  • Thomas Jefferson University - Are You What You Eat?

    Thomas Jefferson University - Are You What You Eat?

  • Thomas Jefferson University - Be A Doctor!

    Thomas Jefferson University - Be A Doctor!

    • Events

      Be a Doctor!

      Be a Doctor!
      2017-04-23 12:00:00
      Go behind the scenes at Jefferson to witness healthcare professionals and medical technology in...

  • Thomas Jefferson University - Can I Hear the Liberty Bell Ring?

    Thomas Jefferson University - Can I Hear the Liberty Bell Ring?

    • Events

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

  • Thomas Jefferson University - Can You Discover the Real Fountain of Youth Right Inside Your Own Body?

    Thomas Jefferson University - Can You Discover the Real Fountain of Youth Right Inside Your Own Body?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • Thomas Jefferson University - Citywide Star Party

    Thomas Jefferson University - Citywide Star Party

  • Thomas Jefferson University - Red, White, and Blue Shrimp: How Can These Patriotic Colored Shrimp Teach Us About Heredity?

    Thomas Jefferson University - Red, White, and Blue Shrimp: How Can These Patriotic Colored Shrimp Teach Us About Heredity?

    • Events

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

  • Thomas Jefferson University - Shrimp Match Making - How Can These Colorful Shrimp Teach Us About Heredity?

    Thomas Jefferson University - Shrimp Match Making - How Can These Colorful Shrimp Teach Us About Heredity?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • Thomas Jefferson University - What Do President Thomas Jefferson and the Prehistoric Giant Ground Sloth Have in Common?

    Thomas Jefferson University - What Do President Thomas Jefferson and the Prehistoric Giant Ground Sloth Have in Common?

    • Events

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

  • Thomas Jefferson University - What Do You and a Strawberry Have in Common?

    Thomas Jefferson University - What Do You and a Strawberry Have in Common?

  • Thomas Jefferson University - What Has More Germs Than a Toilet Seat?

    Thomas Jefferson University - What Has More Germs Than a Toilet Seat?

  • Thomas Jefferson University - What is Stereognosis or Psychic Hands?

    Thomas Jefferson University - What is Stereognosis or Psychic Hands?

  • Thomas Jefferson University - What Keeps You Balanced?

    Thomas Jefferson University - What Keeps You Balanced?

  • Thomas Jefferson University - Why Is Drug Discovery a Tough Pill to Swallow?

    Thomas Jefferson University - Why Is Drug Discovery a Tough Pill to Swallow?

  • University City Science Center - Be a Scientist!

    University City Science Center - Be a Scientist!

    • Events

      Be an Innovator!

      Be an Innovator!
      2017-04-23 10:00:00
      Located on Innovation Plaza and alongside the Innovator’s Walk of Fame, the Be an Innovator!...

  • University of Delaware - What's Amazing About the Horseshoe Crab?

    University of Delaware - What's Amazing About the Horseshoe Crab?

  • University of Pennsylvania (PEOPA) - How Could We Observe a Space or Microbial Colony?

    University of Pennsylvania (PEOPA) - How Could We Observe a Space or Microbial Colony?

  • University of Pennsylvania - Speaker Submission

    University of Pennsylvania - Speaker Submission

  • University of Pennsylvania - What’s So Big About Super Small Science?

    University of Pennsylvania - What’s So Big About Super Small Science?

    • Events

      Torresdale Library

      Torresdale Library
      2017-04-24 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • University of Pennsylvania Ernest E. Just Biomedical Society - How do Super Antibodies Defend Against Infection?

    University of Pennsylvania Ernest E. Just Biomedical Society - How do Super Antibodies Defend Against Infection?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • University of Pennsylvania, Electrical and Systems Engineering Department, Quantum Engineering Laboratory - How Do We Observe and Control Light and Colors?

    University of Pennsylvania, Electrical and Systems Engineering Department, Quantum Engineering Laboratory - How Do We Observe and Control Light and Colors?

  • University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?

    University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair - Why Should You Mind Your Brain?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

      Science in the Park: Clark Park

      Science in the Park: Clark Park
      2017-04-22 13:00:00
      Bring the family to your local park for a day of fun, hands-on activities exploring the...

      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

      Charles Santore Library

      Charles Santore Library
      2017-04-26 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

      Science in the National Park

      Science in the National Park
      2017-04-27 10:00:00
      Blow your students away with the connection between history and science as you visit Independence...

      Overbrook Park Library

      Overbrook Park Library
      2017-04-27 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • University of the Sciences - Can We Implode a Stainless Steel Fermenter?

    University of the Sciences - Can We Implode a Stainless Steel Fermenter?

    • Events

      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

  • University of the Sciences - Can you FLIP out about calcium mediated exocytosis?

    University of the Sciences - Can you FLIP out about calcium mediated exocytosis?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • University of the Sciences - How Can We Use Puzzles to Learn About Probability and Mathematics?

    University of the Sciences - How Can We Use Puzzles to Learn About Probability and Mathematics?

  • University of the Sciences - How Can You Math With Legos?

    University of the Sciences - How Can You Math With Legos?

  • University of the Sciences - How does charcoal filtration change Rum?

    University of the Sciences - How does charcoal filtration change Rum?

    • Events

      Cocktail Lab: Rum

      Cocktail Lab: Rum
      2017-04-24 18:30:00
      Have a barrel of fun in this interactive program getting to the heart of every pirate’s favorite...

  • University of the Sciences - How Does It Change?

    University of the Sciences - How Does It Change?

    • Events

      Kingsessing Library

      Kingsessing Library
      2017-04-25 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • University of the Sciences - How Fast Can You Swing a Bat?

    University of the Sciences - How Fast Can You Swing a Bat?

  • University of the Sciences - How is cask beer different from kegged beer?

    University of the Sciences - How is cask beer different from kegged beer?

    • Events

      Fishtown Science Crawl

      Fishtown Science Crawl
      2017-04-23 14:00:00
      Take “Sunday Funday” to a whole new level during the Fishtown Science Crawl. With drink specials,...

  • University of the Sciences - Is My-Elin Sheath Faster than Yours?

    University of the Sciences - Is My-Elin Sheath Faster than Yours?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • University of the Sciences - Ready for Some Action?

    University of the Sciences - Ready for Some Action?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • University of the Sciences - What Does it Take to Fall in Love?

    University of the Sciences - What Does it Take to Fall in Love?

    • Events

      Science After Hours: Prom

      Science After Hours: Prom
      2017-04-21 19:00:00
      Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular...

  • University of the Sciences - What's in a Shape?

    University of the Sciences - What's in a Shape?

  • University of the Sciences - What's That Phunk on My Phone?

    University of the Sciences - What's That Phunk on My Phone?

  • Wagner Free Institute of Science - Be a Scientist! (Marine Biologist)

    Wagner Free Institute of Science - Be a Scientist! (Marine Biologist)

    • Events

      Be a Marine Biologist!

      Be a Marine Biologist!
      2017-04-23 12:00:00
      Dive into ocean life at the Wagner Free Institute of Science. Temple biologists and other special...

  • Wagner Free Institute of Science - How Can We Explore Nature in Our Neighborhood?

    Wagner Free Institute of Science - How Can We Explore Nature in Our Neighborhood?

    • Events

      Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

      Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library
      2017-04-24 15:30:00
      Science comes to your neighborhood as the city’s most engaging experts visit YOUR local library...

  • West Chester University - Citywide Star Party

    West Chester University - Citywide Star Party

  • West Oak Lane Library - Free Library of Philadelphia - Citywide Star Party

    West Oak Lane Library - Free Library of Philadelphia - Citywide Star Party

  • Wow Science - Star Party

    Wow Science - Star Party

  • Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm - Citywide Star Party

    Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm - Citywide Star Party