Gwinnett Science Festival

  • Ongoing: until Sunday, April 28, 2013
  • Sunday: 9:00am
  • Sunday: 9:00am
  • Monday: 9:00am
  • Tuesday: 9:00am
  • Wednesday: 9:00am
  • Thursday: 9:00am
  • Friday: 9:00am
  • Saturday: 9:00am
  • Saturday: 9:00am
  • Where: Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, Buford
  • Cost: $3.50 - $10.50 buy tickets
  • Age limit: All ages

Have you ever wondered what science might be happening where you live? Come join the GEHC for a showcase of science, technology, engineering, and math organizations at events throughout Gwinnett County. Or join our facebook science scavenger hunt from the comfort of your computer or smartphone. Explore the science happening right in your own backyard.

Saturday, April 20, 2013 10:30am-12:00pm
Stream Water Quality Monitoring- Suwanee Creek
Join the Greater Gwinnett Group of the Sierra Club for their monthly Georgia Adopt-A-Stream water quality monitoring along Suwanee Creek. This is a great opportunity to meet volunteer water quality monitors and learn what they do to protect our streams. Park at the Martin Farm Road Suwanee Creek Greenway Parking then walk to the greenway and walk south (left) for 100ft along the greenway, look for the group on the right by Suwanee Creek.

Location: Martin Farm Road Suwanee Creek Greenway Parking

April 20, 2013
Earth Day Festival at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center
Location: GEHC 2020 Clean Water Drive

April 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 2013
Peanuts Naturally Science
Peanuts… Naturally, takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of science and the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects, and interactive stations. Visitors get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain, and clouds), gardening, and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. More scientifically-oriented interactive stations allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. Included with Admission.

Peanuts… Naturally is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, Santa Rosa, California. It is sponsored locally by the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Foundation.

Location: GEHC 2020 Clean Water Drive

Friday April 26, 2013
Full Moon Science Hike 8pm-9:30pm
Full Moon Science: Join us for a hike that explores adaptations of nocturnal animals native to the GEHC forest, the science behind other night time phenomena, ending with a great full moon rise. Click here to register.

Location: GEHC 2020 Clean Water Drive

Sunday April 28, 2013 1-3pm
Meet A Scientist
Does your child want to be a scientist when they grow up? Or maybe you want to be a scientist when YOU grow up? This is your chance to meet scientists from across the community and find out how they got to do the work they do today. Pick their brains about their interests and education – find out what really makes a scientist tick. This is also the last day to check out our special exhibition of Peanuts…Naturally, a great way to explore science through the eyes of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. Included with Admission.

Location: GEHC 2020 Clean Water Drive

Sunday April 28, 2013 2-3:30pm
Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and A Land Ethic For Our Time Movie Showing
Green Fire describes the formation of Aldo Leopold’s idea, exploring how it changed one man and later permeated through all arenas of conservation. The film draws on Leopold’s life and experiences to provide context and validity, then explores the deep impact of his thinking on conservation projects around the world today. Through these examples, the film challenges viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land community.

Green Fire was produced in partnership between the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Center for Humans and Nature, and the US Forest Service. The film provocatively examines Leopold’s thinking, renewing his idea of a land ethic for a population facing 21st century ecological challenges. Leopold's biographer, conservation biologist Dr. Curt Meine, serves as the film's on-screen guide. Included with Admission

Location: GEHC 2020 Clean Water Drive

This event was posted April 16, 2013 and last updated April 16, 2013

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