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Wild Science Fest is an annual nature and science festival, encompassing school activities, interactive science exhibits, films and science-oriented stage acts. The event spans two days, including a classes-only science festival day attended by up to 1,000 elementary and middle school students; a public science festival day with typically more than 30 interactive exhibits and activities for all ages; and screenings of award-winning nature & science films. For 2019, at the request of the TCSD, the school day of the science festival will target 3rd-graders as a priority, as well as 2nd-graders.

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Who Center of Wonder, in collaboration with 25+ local, regional and national science education exhibitors.
What Annual Wild Science Festival
When Fall (typically last weekend in September, but shifting this year to late fall; exact date TBD)
Where Center for the Arts (location may shift in 2019 due to timing and venue availability)
Why Science is more than just a class subject or data. Science is integrated into virtually every aspect of our lives, giving us the tools to explain the world around us. Yet national statistics for student achievement in STEM education are sobering and being addressed at every level of education. It is broadly agreed that increased and early exposure to STEM opportunities improves student performance. We aim to also inject the arts into traditional STEM education (to create STEAM) with a goal of enriching the learning experience, creating an integrated approach to learning that inspires and engages students and results in broader knowledge retention and improved student performance, across curricula. WILD Fest merges a broad range of disciplines with scientific exploration in order to allow all ages to improve be inspired, improve skill integration, and develop creative problem solving and strategy skills.

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Wild Science Fest

Wild Science Fest is an annual nature and science festival, encompassing school activities, interactive science exhibits, films and science-oriented stage acts. The event spans two days, including a classes-only science festival day attended by up to 1,000 elementary and middle school students; a public science festival day with typically more than 30 interactive exhibits and […]

Standards:
  • 2-ESS1-1 Earth’s Place in the Universe
  • 2-ESS2-1 Earth’s Systems
  • 2-LS2-1 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • 2-LS2-2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • 2-LS4-1 Biological Unity and Diversity
  • 2-PS1-2 Matter and Its Interactions
  • 2-PS1-4 Matter and Its Interactions
  • 3-ESS2-1 Earth’s Systems
  • 3-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures & Processes
  • 3-LS3-1 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
  • 3-LS4-1 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
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