Boulder Science Festival 2013

Boulder, Colorado
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Boulder Science Festival
October 12-13, 2013

Early October is a great time to be in Boulder. The aspen trees will be turning golden along Boulder Creek which runs through the grounds of the Millennium Hotel, which itself is situated at the base of the Boulder Flatirons. On Saturday the hotel grounds will be the site of the Science Carnival with science exhibits and hands-on activities that let you touch the science. A selection of local beers will be available for you to enjoy in the warm Colorado sunshine while you listen to live music by Danielle Ate The Sandwich. On Sunday afternoon, after the scientist talks have wrapped up, you can choose to a field trip (see below for details.)

During the evenings there is no lack of fun to be had in Boulder. The best way to be introduced to the town is by wandering along the Pearl Street pedestrian mall. There you’ll find the best of local food, beer, and art. Strolling through this historic 19th century downtown at the base of the Rockies will give you a sampling of Boulder culture. From street musicians and performers, to University of Colorado students, to families, you’ll quickly see that Boulder really is the happiest city in America.

Schedule of Speakers and Events (subject to change)

Boulder Science Festival 2013

Saturday, October 12

9:00 - 9:15

Presenter: Phil Plait

9:15 - 10:15

Floods, Drought and Ecosystem Change in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica
Presenter: Diane McKnight

10:25 - 11:25

The Science of Craft Brewing
Presenter: Reva Golden

11:25 – 2:30

Science Carnival and picnic lunch (gourmet boxed lunch included) outdoors on hotel grounds with live music by Danielle Ate the Sandwich 

2:30 – 3:30

Curiosty takes us to Mars
Presenter: Phil Plait

3:40 - 4:40

Lord of the Rings - A Cassini Spacecraft Tour of Saturn
Presenter: Carolyn Porco

End of Saturday Programming

Sunday, October 13

9:00 – 9:50

Trends, Challenges and Opportunities in Global Energy Systems
Presenter: Jeffrey Logan

10:00 – 10:50

Eocene Flora and Vertebrate Fauna in Canada’s High Arctic
Presenter: Jaelyn Eberle

11:00 – 11:50

Geologic History of the Front Range of Colorado
Presenter: Lon Abbott

12:00 - 12:50

Bonus talk by Phil Plait to make up for hikes being cancelled

Free hikes cancelled - Boulder Mountain Parks does not have enough guides to lead hikes because they are backlogged from the flood and many trails are still closed due to damage.


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