The 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival launches with the Philadelphia Science Spotlight at the Franklin Institute on Friday, April 20th. This eight-day event is led by the Franklin Institute, acting in collaboration with over two hundred of the area’s cultural, scientific, and educational establishments.

Over eighty events will take place over the coming week, and Rutgers–Camden is participating in five of them.  The opening event will take place tonight from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., and Kimberlee Moran, Associate Teaching Professor of Forensics, will be a featured speaker, along with faculty from other distinguished universities. Tickets cost $5.00 online, and $10.00 at the door.

The second event in which Rutgers is participating is Be a Nurse! which takes place on Sunday, April 22nd, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Nursing and Science Building, located at 530 Federal Street. Guests will learn what a nurse’s daily life is like and how science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) encourage good health practices.  This event is free, and no registration is required!

The third event take places on Wednesday, April 25th, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Science After School will feature local engineers, scientists, and other experts will lead free after-school programs. This event will take place at the Cecil B. Moore, Independence, and Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Libraries. This event is free, and no registration is needed.

The fourth and final event in which Rutgers–Camden shall be participating is Science in the National Park, which will take place on Thursday, April 26th, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Independence National Historical Park. Participants will explore the connection between history and science.  This event is also free and lacking formal registration.

Many other events are taking place across the city this week. Take the time to head over and check it out!