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2013 February 6th – March 17th

Search events in your area with the Arizona SciTech Festival Mobile App

Event list at

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What is the Arizona SciTech Festival?

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he Arizona SciTech Festival is Arizona’s BIGGEST celebration of science and technology held annually in February and March. Over 350 organizations have partnered to showcase Arizona’s leadership through hundreds of events statewide! Join us on an adventure to explore the science and technology occurring through arts, education, engineering and innovation - all in your backyard.

Highlights Arizona SciTech Fun book

how do i find which events to attend?

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Hey kids! Get your hands on the Arizona SciTech Festival Fun Book for hours of challenging puzzles and experiments that explore different industries in Arizona, including aerospace, entrepreneurship, technology, bioscience, energy and neuroscience. azscitechfest.org/funbook

Browse through this program schedule • North Valley – Pages 3-4 • West Valley – Pages 4-6 • Central Valley – Pages 6-7, 10-11 • East Valley – Pages 11-12 • Pima County – Pages 12-14 • Statewide – Pages 14-15

Sun Valley Solar Challenge

Sun Valley Solar Solutions is challenging kids of all ages to use their engineering and sleuthing skills to creatively find ways to harness the sun’s energy. Assess your home energy use, build a solar cell phone charger, create a rooftop solar panel plan or invent a new solar product. Prizes, including one $1,000 scholarship, will be awarded. www.svssolutions.com/challenge/

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Search events online For even more events and the latest news, contests and more, connect with us at:

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Find the Gecko

Looks like our Famous Gecko has run away! Now, it is your job to strap on your detective boots and find it. At every “Signature” event, you can search for our sneaky Gecko and win prizes! Just bring your camera and detective’s eyes. For more information, visit azscitechfest.org/gecko or the Arizona SciTech Festival booth.

Can i get information in spanish?

Aprende más acerca de los eventos en tu comunidad sobre la ciencia y la tecnología y como impactan tu vida diaria. El calendario completo de eventos en español lo encontrarás en nuestra página web: AZScitechfest.org/Spanish

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KEY NORTH VALLEY Through Festival “STEAM” Guided Tour and Drumming Activity Students learn about the musical instrument materials, instrument classification and the science behind sound. WHERE: MIM, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix WHEN: 9am-1pm COST: $ Register: http://www.themim.org/ education/school-group-tours

Audience: Adults festival

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Planetarium, 9000 E. Chaparral Rd., NS-400, Scottsdale WHEN: 11am-12pm COST: Free RESERVATIONS: 480.423.6122

Explore hundreds of interactive activities with SUSD students and community partners at 5 community festivals! WHERE/WHEN: Feb. 7, 6-8pm: Arcadia Learning Community at Ingleside Middle, 5402 E Osborn Rd., Phoenix Feb. 7, 6-8pm: Saguaro Learning Community at Mohave Middle, 5520 N 86th St., Scottsdale Feb. 13, 5-7pm: Desert Mountain Learning Community at Desert Mountain High, 12575 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale Feb. 13, 4:30-6:30pm: Coronado Learning Community at Coronado High, 7501 E Virginia Ave., Scottsdale Feb. 20, 5-7pm: Chaparral Learning Community at Chaparral High, 6935 E Gold Dust Ave., Scottsdale COST: Free

Feb. 9-Mar. 7 Center for Native and Urban Wildlife Group Tours Learn about biodiversity and how to foster stewardship of our plants and animals. WHERE: Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Rd. WHEN: Monday thru Thursday, call 480.423.6731 to schedule tour COST: Free

Everything you ever wanted to know about firearms, rockets, and other ballistics! WHERE: Ben Avery Shooting Facility, 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd., Phoenix WHEN: 10am-3pm COST: Free

Silly Science Storytime Learn science and math concepts in songs, stories and rhymes. WHERE/ WHEN: Feb. 9, 10:15-10:45am: Agave Library, 23550 N. 36th Ave., Phoenix Feb.16, 11:15-11:45am: Juniper Library, 1825 W. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix Feb.23, 11:30am-12:00pm: Mesquite Library, 4525 E. Paradise Village Parkway N., Phoenix COST: Free

Feb. 9, Mar. 9 SCC Planetarium Shows

Feb. 9 - Mars Curiosity Rover Mission: NASA’s most ambitious and sophisticated Martian rover yet. Mar. 9 - Mercury Messenger Orbiter: NASA’s first spacecraft to explore the planet Mercury while in orbit. WHERE: Scottsdale Community College

WHEN: 6:30-8pm COST: Free REGISTER: shc.org/events

Scottsdale Interventional Forum Learn the latest technologies and methods for treating coronary artery disease and structural heart disease. WHERE: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, 5350 East Marriott Dr., Phoenix. WHEN: http://scottsdaleinterventionalforum. com/ COST: $

Black Mountain Star Party

Feb. 11 STMS Science Expo STMS Students lead experiments and demonstrations that explore the wide world of science. WHERE: Sonoran Trails Middle School, 5555 E Pinnacle Vista Dr., Phoenix WHEN: 5:30-7:30pm COST: Free

Feb. 11-12 Desert Sun Academy Celebrates Science Explore DSA’s new science lab with experiments led by medical doctors, and explore the human body. WHERE: DSA, 27880 N 64th St., Scottsdale WHEN: 10am-2pm COST: Free

Feb. 11-28 eBook Collaborative Workshop Problems downloading library ebooks? Join staff and fellow users to find solutions at various Scottsdale Libraries. WHERE: Appaloosa, Arabian, Civic Center, Mustang and Palomino library locations. WHEN: Times on various days between 12 and 5:30pm COST: Free REGISTER: http://www.scottsdalelibrary.org

Feb. 11, Mar. 11 VEX Collaboration Series

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Feb. 9 The Science of Ballistics and Armor

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Feb. 7, 13, 20 Scottsdale Unified School District SciTech Festivals

Audience: all ages

Get a sneak peek into Arizona VEX Robotics. WHERE: Microsoft Store Scottsdale, 7014 E Camelback Rd. WHEN: 6:30-8:30pm COST: Free

Feb. 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, Mar. 5 SCC STEAM Talks Join a series of 20 minute energizing talks on topics from Equationeering with BARS to Infinite Computing. WHERE: Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Rd. SL-111 WHEN: 1-5pm, see http://www. scottsdalecc.edu/promo/azscitechfest for specific dates and times COST: Free

Feb. 13 Scottsdale Healthcare Presents

Enjoy Stargazing under the dark skies with the Phoenix Astronomical Society. WHERE: Paradise Valley Community College, 34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale WHEN: 7-10pm COST: Free

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Highlights HOW IT’S MADE ARIZONA Visit Arizona’s Science, Manufacturing, Technology and Innovation treasures. Explore the inner-workings of advanced businesses in your own backyard. REGISTER: http://azhightech.com/Howitsmade.html

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Feb. 26

Excalibur Precision, Peoria

Aero Design & Manufacturing, Phoenix

Feb. 15

PADT, Tempe

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GCC North Observatory Grand Opening

Marzee, Phoenix

Mar. 5

Micro-Tronics, Inc., Tempe

MicroTronics, Inc., Tempe

View the night sky through one of our eight telescopes at the grand opening of the GCC North Observatory! WHERE: Glendale Community College North, 5727 W. Happy Valley Road, Phoenix WHEN: 7-9pm COST: Free

Suntron Corporation, Recycle 1, Phoenix Phoenix

Mar. 12

Nicols Precision, Tempe

Feb. 15, Mar. 1 SCC Robotics Club Demonstrations Learn about the design, construction, programming and operation of mobile robots. WHERE: Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Rd. CM-465 WHEN: 1-3:30pm COST: Free

Feb. 16-17

NASA Destination Station through festival

Explore the wonders of the International Space Station through NASA’s travelling exhibit. Meet NASA team members at various events. INFORMATION: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ station/news/destination_station/index.html

The Spring Training Festival Kicking off the 2013 Cactus League spring training season, sports fans can join in on interactive activities and real-time scientific experiments from AZ SciTech Festival and dig into ballpark chow, art, baseball merchandise and music. S ee H ig h li g WHERE: Scottsdale Civic Center ht BAR Mall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. WHEN: Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 12-5pm COST: $; Kids 10 and under free

Feb. 17 Get a Little Bit Louder Now! Celebrate the Science of Sound at MIM with a Gallery Walk featuring the music and engineering of mechanical instruments, a rare tour of the Conservation Lab (ages 10+) and other hands-on experiences. WHERE: MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd., Phoenix WHEN: 11am-4pm COST: Free with admission

eWeek 2013 Call for Engineers Feb. 17-23

Engineers. Inspire the next generation of engineers, sign up to visit a classroom during eWeek! Email Frederick.Tack@ gmail.com to get involved.

Find out what’s new in cardiology with David Rizik, MD.

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Signature Series

Highlights scottsdale

Feb. 19

Mar. 2

Loyola Academy Robotics Showcase

The Science of KINECT presented with Arizona Science Center

The Loyola Robotics Team will showcase their work as they prepare for the 2013 FIRST season. WHERE: Microsoft Store Scottsdale, 7014 E Camelback Rd. WHEN: 3:30-5:30pm COST: Free

Explore the technology behind the most popular gaming console on the market. WHERE: Microsoft Store Scottsdale, 7014 E Camelback Rd. WHEN: 12-3pm COST: Free

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Mar. 6

Learn About the Future in 50 Minutes

Scottsdale is known for baseball, arts, education and outstanding quality of life. Visit Scottsdale’s Science Week as the science behind each of these trademarks is explored.

High performance computing; 21st century informatics; nanotechnology & nanoscience; and robotics. WHERE: Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Rd., SL-116 WHEN: 7:00-7:50pm COST: Free

Kiwanis of Carefree Community Science Fair

Feb. 13-23

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Learn About the Future in 50 Minutes

Cave Creek area students showcase their science projects to the public. Awards ceremony at 5:30pm. WHERE: Desert Arroyo Middle School Gym, 33401 N 56th St., Scottsdale WHEN: 8am-7pm COST: Free

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Do you have an underutilized telescope? Learn how to get the most out of it with the Phoenix Astronomical Society. WHERE: Paradise Valley Community College, 18401 N. 32nd St., G-147, Phoenix WHEN: 7:30-10pm COST: Free

Feb. 23

Feb. 23

Full STEAM Ahead Day at SCC

North Valley, Page 4 Tour CNUW’s Wild Encounters, STEM facilities and view Robotics demonstrations.

Feb. 23

Science of the City of Scottsdale North Valley, Page 4 Get a first-hand, behindthe-scenes look at the science within the Fire Dept., Traffic Dept., automated Library services, aquatic, sewer, trash and water services.

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Mar. 15 Lone Mountain Elementary School Science Celebration

Students learn about the public and private jobs supporting the Mars Rover Mission. WHERE: Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts, 18401 N. 32nd St., Phoenix WHEN: 6:30-8:30pm COST: Free

Mar. 7 NASA Artist Robert McCall Collection and Math & Science Building Tour at SCC

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Science of the City of Scottsdale

Baseball lovers unite to launch the 2013 Cactus League Spring Training season. Join in on real-time baseball experiments, enjoy ball park chow, merchandise and music.

Tour the SciTech behind-the-scenes at the fire department, traffic management center, library automated book sorters, landscape management, aquatic center and garbage truck water, sewer and trash pickup. WHERE: Various locations, Scottsdale WHEN: 10am-2pm COST: Free

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FIRST Collaboration Event FIRST Robotics teams unite to discuss opportunities to improve FIRST. WHERE: Microsoft Store Scottsdale, 7014 E. Camelback Rd. WHEN: 6:30-8:30pm S ee COST: Free H ig h li g

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Teachers and students demonstrate their work from CREST, Digital Learning Center, robotics, forensics and more. WHERE: Paradise Valley High School, 3950 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix WHEN: 5:30-8pm COST: Free

Mars Rover Diversity Workshop

Tour CNUW’s Wild Encounters, Math, Science and CIS facilities, and see SCC Robotics Club demonstrations. WHERE: Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Rd. Info table at SCC Two Waters Circle WHEN: 10am-2pm COST: Free

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Full STEAM Ahead Day at SCC

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North Valley, Page 4 21st Century High Performance Informatics; Robotics, Computing; Nanoscience/Tech

The Arizona Technology Council, in collaboration with the Arizona Commerce Authority, provides the opportunity to connect with the aerospace and defense community. WHERE: Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 North Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale WHEN: 1-6pm COST: $

Tour SCC’s state-of-the-art facility with native plants, lab facilities and iconic collection from Robert McCall. WHERE: Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Rd., NS Building WHEN: 1-2:30pm COST: Free

Mar. 7 Which Came First: The Chondrule or the Planet? Dr. Melissa Morris presents her research about conditions during the birth of planetary systems. WHERE: Paradise Valley Community College, 18401 N. 32nd St., LS-205 WHEN: 7:30-10pm COST: Free

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Feb. 27 NASA: Destination Station NASA Astronaut speaks on the Importance of Science on the International Space Station. WHERE: Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts, 18401 N. 32nd St., Phoenix WHEN: 1-2:30pm COST: Free

Student teams, kindergarten through college, compete to solve complex STEMbased problems presented in 8-min plays. WHERE: Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Rd. WHEN: 7:30am-5pm COST: Free

Mar. 10-16 Teen Tech Week @ Scottsdale Public Library Celebrate Teen Tech Week with special activities at Scottsdale libraries, http://www.scottsdalelibrary.org/teens. WHERE: 5 Scottsdale Libraries WHEN: 9am-6pm COST: Free

Mar. 14 2nd Annual Aerospace, Aviation, Defense and Manufacturing Requirements Day

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Science activities; wonder how, wonder why… participate in experiments and interactive displays. WHERE: Lone Mountain Elementary School Celebrates Science, 5250 E. Montgomery, Cave Creek WHEN: 6-8pm COST: Free

WEST VALLEY Through Festival 2nd Annual Floral Art & Botanical Illustrations Show These art exhibitions feature the beauty that surrounds us with floral specimens and vegetables. WHERE: West Valley Arts Council, 13243 N. Founders Park Blvd., Surprise WHEN: 8am-5pm COST: Free REGISTER: 520.626.5161

Through Mar. 9 STEAM Enrichment Program at Grand Canyon University Students experience hands-on STEAM activities in this weekly Sat. program at GCU. WHERE: Grand Canyon University, 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix WHEN: 9-11am COST: $ REGISTER: 602.753.6707

Feb. 7 Southwest Valley Science Café Participate in a lively discussion on current science-based topics! WHERE: Centerra Mirage, 15151 Centerra Drive S., Goodyear WHEN: 6:30-7:30pm COST: Free

Feb. 8, 9, 10 Glendale Science of Chocolate Extravaganza In the middle of Arizona’s premiere chocolate festival will be demonstrations of chocolate’s scientific and medicinal properties. WHERE: Murphy Park/Historic Downtown Glendale, between 55th and 59th Aves. WHEN: Fri. 5-10pm; Sat. 10am-10pm; Sun. 12-5pm COST: Free

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Mar. 2

Stargazing at Challenger Space Center

P83 Party

Open Door @ ASU West

Join the party and uncover the science behind making beer, coffee, music, baseballs and biomedical devices! WHERE: 83rd Avenue between Mariners Way and Stadium Way, Peoria WHEN: 3-9pm COST: $

From the crime scene science, eye tracking and multi-media presentations to myth busting and solving 25 Rubik’s cubes in less than 4 minutes, this campuswide event involving New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and W.P. Carey School of Business will surely engage everyone. WHERE: ASU’s West campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale WHEN: 11am-2pm COST: Free S

Take a guided tour of the night sky and explore the universe through our telescopes. WHERE: Challenger Space Center, 21170 North 83rd Ave., Peoria WHEN: 7:30-9:30pm COST: $

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Learn how to create a yard that attracts and sustains beneficial wildlife species such as birds and butterflies. WHERE: Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St., Glendale WHEN: 6-7:45pm REGISTER: 623.930.3760 COST: Free

Feb. 22 Glendale Community College SciTech Festival Activities, competitions and exciting demonstrations include telescope observations of solar storms, chemical madness, geology explorations, nursing simulation lab tours, programming contests and more. WHERE: Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale WHEN: 4-7pm COST: Free

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Estrella Mountain Community College “Steminars”

Planetarium Show at Challenger Space Center

STEM professionals discuss their careers. WHERE: Estrella Mountain Community College Plaza Gallery, 3000 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale WHEN: 5:30-6:30pm COST: Free

Feb. 27 NASA Night Rover Challenge Invention Experience – Gears & Galaxies Meet a NASCAR driver and a NASA astronaut, and participate in the NASA Night Rover Challenge Invention Experience. WHERE: Challenger Space Center Arizona, 21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria WHEN: 5-8pm COST: $

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Feb. 23 Space & Sports Fest A day of science and sports fun for the entire family! WHERE: Challenger Space Center Arizona, 21170 N 83rd Avenue, Peoria WHEN: 12-4pm COST: Free with admission and online coupon

Passport to science What do chocolate, butterflies, hockey, healthcare, and airplanes all have in common? The City of Glendale’s 2013 Passport to Science. Take a scientific journey through Glendale in February and March as part of the AZ SciTech Festival!

Take a guided tour of constellations, planets, the moon, the seasons, folklore, mythology and more. WHERE: Challenger Space Center, 21170 North 83rd Ave., Peoria WHEN: 11:30am; 12:30pm COST: $

Feb. 8, 9, 10

Mar. 9

West Valley, Page 4 In the midst of Arizona’s premiere chocolate festival will showcase the good, the bad and the ugly of chocolate and its scientific and medicinal properties.

West Valley, Page 6 Participate in fun solar activities and connect with solar industry experts to learn how to go solar at your home.

Glendale Science of Chocolate Extravaganza

Mar. 2 Stargazing for Everyone at Lake Pleasant Visitor Center Take a guided tour of the night sky and explore the universe through our telescopes. WHERE: Lake Pleasant Visitor Center, 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd., Morristown WHEN: 7:30-9:30pm COST: $

Dr. Tyrone Hayes speaks on his groundbreaking work in the use of the chemical atrazine in agriculture. WHERE: ASU West campus - CLCC 254, 4701 W Thunderbird Rd., Glendale WHEN: 3-4pm COST: Free

Mar. 1 Build an AM Radio from Scratch

Feb. 23 Centerra Mirage Science Fair and Student Expo Participate in student led science experiments and learn from our Junior Scientists. WHERE: Centerra Mirage School, 15151 Centerra Drive S., Goodyear WHEN: 9am-2pm COST: Free

Watch a working AM radio being built using soldering components. WHERE: Southwest Skill Center, SWSC 138, 3000 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale WHEN: 8am-12pm COST: None

Feb. 22

Mar. 2 Arizona Science Olympiad High school teams compete in 25 science and technology related events (some open to public). WHERE: Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale WHEN: 8:00am-2:30pm COST: None

Glendale Community College SciTech Festival

Participate in hands-on science activities and celebrate our students’ science fair projects. WHERE: Parkridge Elementary School, 9970 W Beardsley Rd., Peoria WHEN: 5:30-7pm COST: Free

West Valley, Page 5 Demonstrations, activities and competitions will take place across the campus including telescope observations of solar storms, chemical madness, geology and nursing simulation lab tours, program contests, and more.

Mar. 9 STEM Takes Flight at West-MEC Tour the airplane hangar, create air gliders, and participate in a LEGOs building workshop and other STEM activities. WHERE: West-MEC Aviation Facility, 6997 N. Glen Harbor Blvd., Glendale WHEN: 9am-12pm COST: Free

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Tres Rios Earth and Nature Festival This outdoor event highlights the rich diversity of wildlife, habitat, history and culture of the Gila River corridor. WHERE: Near Tres Rios, Avondale WHEN: 9am-4pm COST: Free

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Hands-on Healthcare: Blood, Spit and Tears

West Valley, Page 6 Be a doctor, dentist, or an optometrist for the night! Experience Midwestern University’s high-tech healthcare campus and try your hand at interactive activities in our medical, dental and sports vision simulation workshops.

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Get Energized at the Glendale Solar Day

Mar. 12

Parkridge Elementary School Science Night

ASU Math & Natural Sciences Speaker

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An Evening with the Crew Spend an evening with the crew of a recent NASA space shuttle mission! WHERE: Challenger Space Center Arizona, 21170 N 83rd Avenue, Peoria WHEN: 6-9pm COST: Free with admission

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STEM Takes Flight at West-MEC

West Valley, Page 5 Tour the airplane hangar, create air gliders, participate in a LEGOs building workshop and other STEM activities.

Science of Hockey

West Valley, Page 6 DeVry, Westgate, Midwestern, GCC, the City of Glendale and many other organizations showcase the SciTech of hockey. Learn about game play strategy, player injuries and the physics behind the slap shot.

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Signature Series

Highlights phoenix... Where innovation and science meets culture

Innovation and science meets culture in Phoenix. Don’t miss out on this vibrant and inspiring window of activities in your backyard. Here are just a few colorful activity mentions…

Mar. 2

innovators faire Presented by Arizona Science Center in partnership with the City of Phoenix Central Valley, Page 8

Arizona’s growing community of innovators in science and technology, including high school students, will showcase their work for the public.

Mar. 9

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Arizona Middle School Science Bowl Students compete in a fast-paced forum to answer questions in all branches of science and math. WHERE: ASU West Campus, 4701 W Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix WHEN: 9am-5pm COST: $

Mar. 9

Central Valley, Page 6 Radio Healer is a performance created to offer an indigenous critique of electronic technology. We demonstrate our ideas through cultural expressions of music, dance, and story, and, electronic media.

Feb. 15-Mar. 8

Students enrolled at all 10 campuses of the Maricopa Community Colleges will display their original artwork on the theme of science. Come out and gain the insight into the view college students have of science and its relevance in their lives. The results will be surprising and stimulating!

Mar. 9

Ancient Technology day

Central Valley, Page 8 Explore ancient technologies at the Pueblo Grande Museum. Artists will demonstrate the arts of pottery making, basket weaving, rock art and more!

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Be a doctor, dentist, or an optometrist for the night! Experience Midwestern University’s high-tech healthcare campus and try your hand at interactive activities in our medical, dental and sports vision simulation workshops. WHERE: Midwestern University, 19555 North 59th Ave., Glendale S ee WHEN: 4-7pm COST: Free H ig h li g

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Mar. 16 DeVry, Westgate, Midwestern, GCC, the City of Glendale and many other organizations showcase the SciTech of hockey. Learn about game play strategy, player injuries and the physics behind the slap shot. WHERE: Westgate Entertainment District, 6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale WHEN: 10am-2pm COST: No Cost

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Through Festival Learn more about how DIRTT uses technology to produce the world’s most high-tech walls. WHERE: DIRTT Environmental Solutions Factory, 836 E University Dr., Phoenix WHEN: Contact mdiller@DIRTT.netmdiller@ DIRTT.net to schedule group tour COST: Free

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Learn science and math concepts in songs, stories and rhymes. WHERE/WHEN: Feb 9, 2:30-3pm: Cholla Library, 10050 Metro Pkwy. E., Phoenix Feb. 11, 6:30-7:15pm: South Mountain Community Library, 7050 S. 24th St., Phoenix Feb. 13, 10:30-11:15am: South Mountain Community Library, 7050 S. 24th St., Phoenix Feb. 26, 6-6:45pm: Harmon Library, 1325 S. 5th Ave., Phoenix COST: Free

New Frontiers in Medical Science Speaker: Gro Amdam, PhD, ASU. This information series brings together leaders in science and engineering with members of the community to discuss how biotechnology and medicine are changing the present and future. WHERE: Arizona Science Center, 600 East Washington St., Phoenix WHEN: 4:45-5:45pm COST: Free

Take a guided tour of the night sky and explore the universe through our telescopes. WHERE: Lake Pleasant D.O.C., 41402 N. 87th Ave., Peoria WHEN: 7:30-9:30pm COST: $

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Geek Week at Tempe Public Library Visit the library for a variety of STEM-based activities. Check www.tempe.gov/library for more details. WHERE: Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd. WHEN: 10am-12pm COST: Free

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The Tempe Chamber features science and technology in the region. WHERE: TBD, Tempe WHEN: 11:30am-1pm COST: $ register: at www.tempechamber.org

Feb. 15 Carl Hayden Falcon Robotics Science Festival The falcon robotics team hosts an evening of electric vehicles, model rocket demos, the navy, robotics and more! WHERE: Carl Hayden High School, 3333 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix WHEN: 5-9pm COST: Free

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See this amazing demonstration of cultural expressions of music, dance, story and electronic media. WHERE: HOPE VI, 1150 S. 7th Ave., Phoenix WHEN: 5:30-7:30pm COST: Free

Hot Topics and Lunch

Feb. 9, 11, 13, 26

Feb. 10

Science of Hockey

Radio Healer Performance

Feb. 15-24

Silly Science Storytime

Participate in student led engineering challenges and celebrate our student’s science fair projects. WHERE: Peoria Elementary School Science Night, 11501 N 79th Ave., Peoria WHEN: 6-7:30pm COST: Free

Feb. 14

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Hands-on Healthcare: Blood, Spit and Tears

Come enjoy hands-on math, science and technology activities with your children. WHERE: Westwood STEM Night, 4711 N 23rd Ave., Phoenix WHEN: 4-6pm COST: Free

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Festival leaders, elected officials and collaborators celebrate the launch of the 2nd Annual Arizona SciTech Festival. WHERE: Arizona Science Center, 600 East Washington St., Phoenix WHEN: 11am-12pm COST: Free

Participate in fun solar activities and connect with solar industry experts to learn how to go solar at your home. WHERE: Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St., Glendale WHEN: 10am-12pm COST: Free REGISTER: 623.930.3760

Peoria Elementary Science Night

Radio Healer performance

Official Arizona SciTech Festival Launch & Press

Get Energized at the Glendale Solar Day

Mar. 13

Feb. 14

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Feb. 11 Teachers’ Night at TGen STEM Teachers: Join TGen scientists for a guided lab tour and reception. Preregistration is required. WHERE: Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), 445 N. 5th Street, Phoenix WHEN: 5:30-7:30pm COST: Free REGISTER: outreach@tgen.org, limited to 30

Center for Nanotechnology in Society’s Science Café

Feb. 15: Evolving in the Nano City – Explore the evolving relationship that humans have with the city. Mar. 15: Power in the Nano City – Consider the tensions between electrical grid power delivery and the authorities that control the energy. WHERE: Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix WHEN: 5:30-6:30pm COST: Free

Feb. 11 Demon Foods: Are Your Favorite Foods Killing You?

Feb. 15-17

What’s good or bad for you? This “foodtainment” will examine the crazes, diets, fact and fiction of “demon foods.” WHERE: Total Wine and More, 1670 East Camelback Rd., Phoenix WHEN: 6:30-8:30pm COST: $

WHERE: University of Advancing Technology, 2625 W Baseline, Tempe COST: Free

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Audubon Garden Workdays

Geeks’ Night Out, the Science of Fun

Install native plant gardens, build artificial burrows for owls and improve wildlife habitat. WHERE: Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S Central Ave., Phoenix WHEN: 8am-12pm COST: Free

Feb. 16

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Join in the fun with a night of UAT robots, Rio Salado nanotechnology, ASU NanoFab, Launchspot/ASU Venture Catalyst Rapid Pitch, Gametruck, Evil Controllers, Tempe waterworks, the Phoenix Comicon costume contest and more! WHERE: Tempe City Hall and Sixth Street Park, 31 E. Fifth Street/21 E. Sixth St. WHEN: 5-9pm COST: Free

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Preschool Science: Whirly, Twirly, Flying Things We will design and test whirly birds, create soaring paper helicopters and experiment with parachutes! WHERE: Arizona Science Center, 600 East Washington St., Phoenix WHEN: 10:30-11:30am COST: $

Feb. 16 Bio Buzz Family Lecture Series Speaker: Clarisse Tsang MPH, Arizona Department of Health Services. Topic: Microbes in Everyday Life - The Good, the Bad and the Deadly. Family friendly series of 20-minute lectures designed to stimulate conversation and inquiry around bioscience. WHERE: Arizona Science Center, 600 East Washington St., Phoenix WHEN: 1:45-2:45pm COST: Free with general admission

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Feb. 21 Desert Agriculture Jacob Butler will discuss traditional desert agriculture used by native peoples of Arizona. WHERE: Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix WHEN: 6-7pm COST: Free

Feb. 22

Feb. 19-Mar. 8 Art + Science = Innovation Maricopa Community Colleges exhibit original artwork on the theme of Science and Technology. WHERE: Combine Artspace, 821 N. 3rd St., Phoenix WHEN: 6-10pm COST: Free

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Mathematics Open Educational Resources David Lippman and James Sousa will share information about open access math resources. WHERE: Phoenix College, 1202 West Thomas Rd. WHEN: 2-3pm COST: Free

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TUHSD Geek Week Calling all Geeks! Tempe Unified High School District is celebrating Geek Week, the Science of FUN, with Biotech Tuesdays, Sustainability Wednesdays and Engineering/Robotics Thursdays. WHERE: Mountain Pointe, McClintock, Corona del Sol, Desert Vista, Marcos de Niza, and Tempe High Schools WHEN: 8am-4pm COST: Free S ee H ig h li g

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Conservation Science Night at the Phoenix Zoo Visit the conservation center and experience hands-on activities and live discussions with conservation scientists. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. WHERE: Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy WHEN: 6:30-8:30pm COST: Free REGISTER: 602.914.4333

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Feb. 22-23

Sustainability professionals provide insight into their careers. Feb 20-Park Management/ Law Enforcement; Mar 20 –Herpetology. WHERE: Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S Central Ave., Phoenix WHEN: 7-8pm COST: Free

Discover the astronomy, chemistry, biology and engineering in the world around us. WHERE: Arizona Science Center, 600 East Washington St., Phoenix WHEN: 6:30pm – 8:30am COST: $

Feb. 21 Calculus: The Musical! This performance piece shows that although calculus is used in rocket science, well… it isn’t exactly rocket science. WHERE: Phoenix College Bulpitt Auditorium (AU Building), 1202 West Thomas Rd. WHEN: 12-1pm; 7-8pm COST: Free

Girl Scout Overnight

Feb. 23 Dragonfly Day at Rio Salado

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water-related educational activities. Booths will include educational information, local food vendors and artists. WHERE: Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, 2439 S. Central Ave., Phoenix WHEN: 10am-3pm COST: Free

Feb. 23 Engineering Day Local engineers will conduct hands-on demonstrations that highlight the link between science and engineering. WHERE: Arizona Science Center, 600 East Washington St., Phoenix WHEN: 10am-5pm COST: Free with admission

Feb. 23, Mar. 16 Chew on This! Film & Lecture Series This monthly film and lecture series informs about food and its impact on our health, the environment and society. WHERE: Arizona Science Center, 600 East Washington St., Phoenix WHEN: 5-7pm COST: Free

Feb. 24 Earth, Wind, Fire, Water Play at the park and make volcanoes, get trapped in quick sand and discover the elements. WHERE: Papago Park, 625 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix WHEN: 10am-4pm; REGISTER: www.girlscoutsaz.org/programs COST: $

Feb. 26 PADT, Inc. Open House Ever wonder how things are made? Tour PADT’s Tempe facility and see how “We Make Innovation Work.” WHERE: PADT, Inc., 7755 S. Research Dr. Suite 110, Tempe WHEN: 5:30-7:30pm COST: Free

Feb. 27 Sustainability Solutions Café Join the conversation about ASU’s Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives. WHERE: Macayos Depot Cantina, 300 S. Ash, Tempe WHEN: 5-7pm COST: Free REGISTER: kelly.r.saunders@asu.edu

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Highlights tempe Geek weeK Feb. 15 - 24

One day to celebrate the coolness of “Geeks,” just is not enough! We have extended the geekiness for an entire week to celebrate science in Tempe. Tour Tempe schools and businesses from Feb. 15 – Feb. 24, and take advantage of the cool tours, open houses and learning activities that demonstrate how science is used on a daily basis all around. Schools are bringing in notable speakers and have organized special student activities! Don’t miss out!

Feb. 15-24 Geek Week at Tempe Public Library

Central Valley, Page 6 Visit the Library for a variety of STEM-based activities. Check www. tempe.gov/library for more details.

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TUHSD Geek Week

Central Valley, Page 7 Calling all Geeks! Tempe Unified High School District is celebrating Geek Week, the Science of FUN, with Biotech Tuesdays, Sustainability Wednesdays and Engineering/Robotics Thursdays.

Geeks’ Night Out, the Science of Fun

Central Valley, Page 7 Join in the fun with a night of UAT robots, Rio Salado nanotechnology, ASU NanoFab, Launchspot/ ASU Venture Catalyst Rapid Pitch, Gametruck, Evil Controllers, Tempe waterworks, the Phoenix Comicon costume contest and more!

Feb. 27 Lessons from Prehistoric Culture Robert Alling explores long range views of sustainable living in the desert environment. WHERE: Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix WHEN: 6-7pm COST: Free

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Highlights explore ASU See ASU innovation at its best with unique events at the Polytechnic, Tempe and West campuses.

Mar. 1-2

Emerge 2013: The Future of Truth

Central Valley, Page 10 Emerge unites artists, engineers, scientists, humanists and makers to explore the future of truth through a series of performances, workshops, conversations and beautiful lies.

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Emerge2013: The Future of Truth

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Brownie and Cadette Girl Scouts learn about science, technology, engineering and math at Arizona Science Center. Brownies (2nd and 3rd grade) - Feb. 27, 6-8pm: Become an engineer. Cadettes (6th and 7th grade) - Mar. 9, 10am-12pm: Discover a whole new world in the stars. Brownies (2nd and 3rd grade) - Mar. 9, 1:30-3:30pm: Discover a whole new world in the stars. WHERE: Arizona Science Center, 600 East Washington St., Phoenix COST: $

Emerge unites artists, engineers, scientists, humanists and makers to explore the future of truth through a series of performances, workshops, conversations and beautiful lies. WHERE/WHEN: Mar. 1, 6-9pm: Roosevelt Row, First Friday, Downtown Phoenix, Around Roosevelt St. and 1st Ave. 6-9pm Mar. 2, 9am-8pm: ASU Tempe Campus, University Dr. and Mill Ave. COST: Free

Learn about life on the Space Station and meet a real astronaut! WHERE: Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix WHEN: 1:30-2:30pm COST: Free

Open Door @ ASU West

Night of the Open Door

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Students and mentors will showcase their work in sustainability, the local foods movement, wildlife ecology and more. WHERE: Bioscience High School, 512 E Pierce St. WHEN: 3:30-5:30pm COST: Free

Mar. 2

ASU Engineering Open House

Central Valley, Page 10 Imagine. Discover. Innovate. It’s about ingenuity, creativity and fun.

Girl Scout Workshop

Bioscience High School/ Community Partnerships in STEM Ed Showcase

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Central Valley, Page 10 This is the one evening a year where you can step in and explore labs, museums, exhibits, artistic events and participate in more than 135 interactive activities hosted by hundreds of ASU student volunteers, faculty and staff. Come celebrate Arizona and ASU’s leadership in science, innovation and creative enterprise! New this year – ASU’s planetarium and engineering open house!

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Feb. 22-23 Central Valley, Page 12 Join ASU’s College of Technology and Innovation (CTI) for interactive activities, campus tours and STEM workshops.

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AZ Core Labs - Under the Microscope Learn how Core Labs offer unique, high quality analytical and microscopy equipment for research needs. WHERE: Innovation Forward at Arizona Commerce Authority, 333 N. Central Ave., Phoenix WHEN: 3:30-5:30pm COST: Free

Mar. 2 Night of the Open Door This is the one evening a year where you can step in and explore labs, museums, exhibits, and artistic events and participate in more than 135 interactive activities - hosted by hundreds of ASU student volunteers, faculty and staff. Come celebrate Arizona and ASU’s leadership in science, innovation and creative enterprise! New this year – ASU’s planetarium and engineering open house! WHERE: ASU Tempe campus, MacAllister and Tyler Mall, University and Palm Walk WHEN: 4-9pm COST: Free

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Technology and the Rising Cost of Health Care A Paradigm Shift This symposium will elucidate topics that are not part of the national healthcare debate but should be. WHERE: ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, 1100 S. McAllister Ave., Tempe WHEN: 10am-3pm

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High Tech U Teacher AcademySponsored by the Boeing Foundation Educators learn new ways to incorporate hands-on, industry-relevant activities in the teaching process. WHERE: ASU Mercado, 411 N. Central Ave., Phoenix WHEN: 8am-4pm COST: Free REGISTER: xaxiri.yamane@domail. maricopa.edu

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Mar. 2-3

ASU Engineering Open House Imagine. Discover. Innovate. It’s about ingenuity, creativity and fun. Mar. 1, 9am-3pm: Kids grades 4 - 8 engage in activities with ASU faculty and students across various engineering disciplines. Mar. 2, 9am-9pm: From building bridges to collecting solar energy, we’ll show you how engineering impacts our daily lives. WHERE: ASU Engineering Center G Wing, 501 E. Tyler Mall, Tempe COST: Free H ig h li g

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DeVry University - HerWorld High school girls experience a day of STEM focused workshops and interact with inspiring professional females. WHERE: DeVry University WHEN: 9am-2pm COST: Free REGISTER: 602.749.4542

Mar. 1 Girls Have IT Day! Xavier students host a day of hands-on STEAM activities for middle school girls. WHERE: Xavier College Preparatory, 4710 N 5th St., Phoenix WHEN: 1-3pm COST: Free Register: at http://ghitd.xcp.org/

Learn how STEM is applied to the aquarium world with interactive SciTech stations! WHERE: SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, 5000 S Arizona Mills Circle, Ste. 145, Tempe WHEN: 10am-5pm COST: $

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STEM at SEA LIFE Arizona

Presented by Arizona Science Center in partnership with the City of Phoenix. These days look at the interaction and impact solar energy and humans have on the environment. WHERE: Arizona Science Center, 600 East Washington St., Phoenix WHEN: 10am-5pm COST: Free with admission

Mar. 5 Behavior, Education, Technology Conference Join us for dynamic seminars, hands-on workshops, and engaging panels to leverage technology in education. WHERE: Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 East Cotton Ctr. Blvd., Phoenix WHEN: 7:30am-5pm COST: $

Mar. 7 KJZZ’s Spot 127 Youth Panel Discussion This will be a panel discussion featuring local youth and STEM experts. WHERE: Rio Salado College, 2323 W. 14th St., Tempe WHEN: 5:30-7pm COST: Free

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Explore technologies of our past. Try your hand at tossing an atlatl, basket weaving, rock art, flint knapping and more! WHERE: Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix WHEN: 10am-3pm COST: Free

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Camp Innovation: Da Vinci’s Faire Presented by Arizona Science Center in partnership with the City of Phoenix. Investigate the science behind concepts pioneered by Leonardo da Vinci including optics, flight, submarines and human anatomy. WHERE: Arizona Science Center, 600 East Washington St., Phoenix WHEN: 9am-4pm COST: $200/$225

Mar. 13 Grand Canyon University Forensic Science Day Witness a mock crime scene, listen to speakers from forensic science fields and learn about GCU! WHERE: GCU, 3300 W Camelback Rd., Phoenix WHEN: 8am-12:30pm COST: Free


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Mar. 15

Feb. 12

DeVry University - Discover the College of Media Arts & Technology

Arizona Raptors: Off and On the Radar

Learn about the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert with our naturalist, Jennie Rambo. WHERE: Gilbert Riparian Preserve, 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd. WHEN: 10-11:30am COST: $

Observatory Viewings The Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory is open to the public on Friday and Saturday nights, weather permitting. WHERE: Gilbert Riparian Preserve, 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd. WHEN: 6-9:30pm COST: Free

Through Festival “Weather or Not: Art with Atmosphere” Exhibition & Official Arizona SciTech Festival TOT-HUB Artistic representations of wind, rain, sleet, snow, hurricane, tornados, sun and fog along with developmentally appropriate science/art activities around tornados, meteorology, energy, plants and more. WHERE: Arizona Museum for Youth, 35 N. Robson, Mesa WHEN: 10am-4pm COST: $

Feb. 8, Mar. 8 East Valley Astronomy Club hosts this lecture series on astronomy concepts and recent discoveries. WHERE: Southeast Regional Library, 775 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert WHEN: 7:30-8:30pm COST: $

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Feb. 13 “Weather or Not: Art with Atmosphere” Teacher Preview Night Teachers preview the new exhibition and enjoy refreshments, door prizes and makeand-take art activities. WHERE: Arizona Museum for Youth, 35 N. Robson, Mesa WHEN: 4:30-6pm COST: Free Register: 480.644.4783

FEB 9 & 12

Chandler’s Science Spectacular Presents: Chandler Tech Crawl Get the inside scoop on how the future is being created in our own backyard at Intel, Air Products and Innovations. WHERE: Various locations including Intel, Innovations, Air Products in Chandler WHEN: 5:30-9pm COST: Free

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The Great Backyard Bird Count Join Desert Rivers Audubon as an annual citizen science event to create a real-time snapshot of birds in Arizona. WHERE: Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd. WHEN: 8am-12pm COST: Free

Feb. 16 FIRST Robotics Duel in the Desert Feel the excitement as high school robots teams test their designs in a robot scrimmage. WHERE: Continuum Science & Technology Park, 2501 South Price Rd. WHEN: 9am-3pm COST: $

Gangplank Junior Introduces STEM, innovation and entrepreneurship with robotics, videography, experiments and more. WHERE: Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler WHEN: 2:30-3:30pm COST: Free

Feb. 16

Combining food, music, STEM and robotics, 48 West is a celebration of the most exciting tech companies, new media, food and music the 48th state has to offer. WHERE: Continuum Science & Technology Park, 2501 South Price Rd. WHEN: 8am-11pm COST: $

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Chandler devotes three spectacular days to the exploration of invention. The city highlights chandler businesses, artists, students and innovators in the community as Chandler participates in the statewide AZ SciTech Festival.

Feb. 13

Chandler Tech Crawl

East Valley, Page 11 Get the inside scoop on how the future is being created by visiting Intel, Air Products, & Innovations.

Feb. 15

A Night of Art & Science

East Valley, Page 11 Technology meets the arts as downtown Chandler transforms its Third Friday Art Walk into a creative look at the science behind art and innovation.

Feb. 16

Chandler’s Science Saturday East Valley, Page 11 Science converges in Downtown Chandler with interactive activities, demonstrations, tech companies and student projects.

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Teachers Only - Solar Fun Tour FREE refreshments, solar tour and learn about four-tiered SVSS Challenge offered to all students. First 100 teachers receive FREE Solar cell phone kit or Kill-A-Watt device. FREE AZ SciTech Fest Sun Valley Solar Fun Books provided. Professional development certificates will be provided to those in attendance. Where: 3235 N Arizona Ave, Chandler When: Feb. 9, 2:30pm-4:30pm & Feb. 12, 2:30pm-4:30pm Cost: Free Registration: www.svssolutions.com/ challenge

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Hitchhikers Guide to the AzMNH Galaxy Overnight at the Museum

Simulated paleontological dig! WHERE: Riparian Preserve, 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert WHEN: 4-5pm REGISTER: gilbertrecreation.com, use Feb. (77058) and Mar. (77059) COST: $

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Science converges in Downtown Chandler with interactive activities by technology companies, inventive student projects and exciting demonstrations. WHERE: Chandler Public Library Courtyard, 22 S. Delaware St. WHEN: 10:30am-2pm COST: Free

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This will be a fun-filled night with vendors, crime science competition, forensic jeopardy and more. WHERE: GCU, 3300 W Camelback Rd., Phoenix WHEN: 5:30-8:30pm COST: Free

Experience hands-on workshops on web graphic design, game programming, multimedia design and more. WHERE: DeVry University - Phoenix Campus, 2149 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix WHEN: 9am-2pm COST: Free, RSVP to 602.749.4542

Audience: all ages

Stargazing for Everyone at Usery Mountain Park Take a guided tour of the night sky and explore the universe through our telescopes. WHERE: Usery Mountain Park, 3939 N. Usery Pass Rd., Mesa WHEN: 7:30-9:30pm COST: $

Feb. 15-16 48 West

food / music / tech

East Valley, Page 11 Combining food, music and tech, STEM and robotics, 48 West is a celebration of the most exciting tech companies, new media, food and music the 48th state has to offer.

Feb. 20, Mar. 20 Gangplank Arduino Hack Night Learn to create interactive objects and environments with microcontrollers and physical prototyping projects. WHERE: Gangplank Chandler, 260 S. Arizona Ave. WHEN: 6-8pm COST: None

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Highlights science

around the state Road Trip! Take a science tour around the state and fill the trip with the science of fun. There are dozens of Arizona SciTech Festival activities for all ages! Here are a few exciting highlights to add to your calendar!

Feb. 12, 14

Arizona Renaissance Festival Student Days Age of Discovery, Exploration and Navigation!

Pinal County, Page 14 Learn about the past, present and future implications of maps and geography with various community partners.

Feb. 15

CGUHSD SciTech Festival

Pinal County, Page 14 Explore SciTech in the classroom and beyond with student and community partner-led activities, demonstrations and digital showcases.

Feb. 21

Exploration through the Lens of STEM!

Coconino, Navajo, Yavapai, Page 15 An interactive evening of STEM, new discoveries, bark beetles, and hands-on activities. STEM abounds in Northern Arizona: private companies to science agencies, we have it all!

Feb. 22 Science and Engineering Festival

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Feb. 23 Science and Engineering Festival Middle and high school educators can take part in a special hands-on STEM training with CTI. WHERE: ASU Polytechnic Campus, 7001 E. Williams Field Rd., Mesa WHEN: 8am-12pm COST: Free REGISTER: Carolyn. Starr@ASU.edu

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Pinal County, Page 14 Science and Engineering activities and business STEM showcase for the whole family.

From rattlesnakes to forensics, explore the diverse STEM opportunities at Mesa Community College. Forensic science in action (SC-14) Tour the universe in the planetarium and explore robotics (PS-15) Learn about rattle snakes, native Arizona animals and plants and the role of DNA technology (LS-12) Check your oxygenation and neuro status and learn how to get in shape and stay healthy (HW-8) Social, mobile, global-using science and technology in business and information systems (BA-40) WHERE: Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa WHEN: 4-6pm COST: Free

Buddy’s Discovery Tour at the Arizona Museum of Natural History Eight - Arizona PBS Educational Outreach brings Buddy the Dinosaur from PBS KIDS’ Dinosaur Train to greet scientists of all ages as they explore exhibits and the new online Dinosaur Train “Discovery Tour.” WHERE: Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. MacDonald, Mesa WHEN: 9-11am COST: Free

Educators can explore opportunity to bring a Water Festival to their area by observing a Water Festival in action. WHERE: Gilbert (2/28), Tucson (3/8) WHEN: 9am-2pm COST: Free REGISTER: 602-321-8058

N.E. AZ Regional Science Fair and Festival

Coconino, Navajo, Yavapai, Page 15 On Friday explore hundreds of student science fair projects. On Saturday, celebrate STEM with flight simulators, robotics, health care demonstrations, animals and more.

S3C: STEM Student Science Café Eric Proctor highlights citizen science projects and Gail Morris discusses her work tagging and tracking butterflies. WHERE: Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, 1056 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa WHEN: 6:30-7:30pm COST: Free

Mar. 8 Wine-Oh! DINO Join in for an evening of wine, food and science-related fun! WHERE: Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald, Mesa WHEN: 6-9pm COST: $

Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair See the incredible CUSD student science projects and participate in 25+ hands-on STEM activities. WHERE: Hamilton High School, 3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler WHEN: 11:00am-2pm COST: Free

Feb. 23 Owl Walk & Talk Desert Rivers Audubon coordinator Stacy Burleigh will lead a tour of the burrowing owl habitat at Zanjero Park. WHERE: Zanjero Park, 3785 South Lindsay Rd., Gilbert WHEN: 4-5:30pm COST: Free

Feb. 25 Astronaut Presentation at MCC A NASA Astronaut will share his/her experience with in orbit with MCC students. WHERE: Mesa Community College, 1833 West Southern Ave. WHEN: 9-10:30am COST: Free, MCC students only

Mar. 9 Gardening for Wildlife Demonstration Join Desert Rivers Audubon to learn about sustainable gardening, pruning, planting and watering techniques. WHERE: Hummingbird habitat at Desert Breeze Pk., 660 N. Desert Breeze Pkwy., Chandler WHEN: 8-10am COST: Free

Feb. 28 Mesa Public School’s SciTech Expo Celebrate STEM with interactive student activities, robotics demonstrations, colleges and businesses, food science, biotechnology and more. WHERE: Red Mountain High School, 7301 E. Brown Rd., Mesa WHEN: 4-8pm COST: Free

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WHERE: Coach & Willie’s, 1 E Boston St., Chandler WHEN: 6-8pm COST: Free

Feb. 28 Astronaut and Planetarium Show Meet a real NASA Astronaut along with a planetarium show. WHERE: Mesa Community College, 1833 West Southern Ave. WHEN: 7-9pm COST: Free

Mar. 1 MCC Astronomy Night See our Planetarium show and view the night sky through our telescopes! WHERE: Mesa Community College Planetarium, 1833 W. Southern Ave. PS 15 WHEN: 6-10pm COST: Free

Mar. 12 Second Chance for Wild Wings Volunteers with Liberty Wildlife demonstrate the resilience and care required of injured Arizona wildlife. WHERE: Gilbert Community Center, 130 N Oak St. WHEN: 7-8:30pm COST: Free

Mar. 13-17 spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity Immerse yourself with international performers incorporating original instruments, interactive technology, giant puppets, interactive community art projects, build-your-own instruments, a large Rube Goldberg machine, a 3D Chalk Mural, art exhibitions, musical performances, food and more! WHERE: Mesa Arts Center, One East Main St., Mesa WHEN: Wed-Sat: 12-9pm; Sun 12-7pm COST: All festival activities and performances are free; $5 for select ticketed performances

Mar. 2 Chandler Family Birdwalk

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Join an expert-led nature walk featuring both native and migratory birds. WHERE: Veterans Oasis Park, 4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler WHEN: 8am-12pm COST: Free

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It could be a science experiment gone mad, a craft or fun demonstration. WHERE: All Bookmans Tucson locations, 6230 E. Speedway, 1930 E. Grant, 3733 W. Ina, Tucson WHEN: 10-11am COST: Free

Chandler Science Café Join us for drinks and fun during the NerdBar from 6-7pm, then socialize with our guest scientist from 7-8pm.

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Feb. 20

Master Gardener Library Talks

Catalyst Café: Where Tech Meets Tucson

Messy Science with Children’s Museum Tucson

A café for nonprofits, small business and smart ideas. WHERE: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson WHEN: 5:30-7pm COST: Free

Make slime, launch seltzer rockets, erupt mini volcanos, and more! WHERE: Woods Memorial Branch Library, 3455 N. First Ave., Tucson WHEN: 3:30-4:30pm COST: Free REGISTER: 520.594.5445

Master Gardener speakers present a variety of gardening and horticulture topics. WHERE: Murphy-Wilmot, Mission, and Oro Valley libraries, Tucson WHEN: 8am-5pm COST: Free REGISTER: 520.626.5161

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Animals of the Sonoran Desert presented by Saguaro National Park

UA Science Café

Learn how these animals have adapted to the desert’s extremes and what we can learn from them. WHERE: Dusenberry-River Branch, 5605 E. River Rd., #105, Tucson WHEN: 11am-12pm COST: Free REGISTER: 520.594.5345

Mad Science at the Library A fun, interactive science-oriented program for kids and families. WHERE/WHEN: Various Pima County Libraries Feb. 9, 1-2pm: Mission Branch, 3770 S. Mission Rd., Tucson; register at 520-594-5334 Feb. 13, 4-5pm: Eckstrom-Columbus Branch, 4355 E. Calle Aurora, Tucson; register at 520-594-5285 Feb. 16, 2-3pm: Sahuarita Branch, 725 W. Via Rancho Sahuarita, Sahuarita; register at 520-594-5490 Feb. 23, 2-3pm: Joyner-Green Valley Branch, 601 N. La Canada Dr., Green Valley; register at 520-594-5295 COST: Free

Feb. 9, Mar. 9 Imagine Rockets Students age 8+ learn about the physics and chemistry of rockets with hands-on experiments and demonstrations. WHERE: Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson WHEN: 1-2:30pm COST: Free with admission

Feb. 9 Starry Nights: Keeping the twinkle in the skies

Celebrate academics in Vail including a student science showcase, academic Jeopardy and Math Bowl. WHERE: Pima County Fair Grounds, 11300 S. Houghton Rd., Tucson WHEN: 9am-5pm COST: Free

Feb. 16 Science in the City Family SCIFest and the Tech in Tucson Showcase and Forum STEM for everyone! Science experiments for kids and, Tucson technology innovations and all about STEM education for adults, and more. COST: Free WHERE/WHEN: 10am-2pm: Family SCIFest Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S. 6th Ave. 1-4pm: Tech in Tucson Showcase and Forum – TEP Headquarters, 6th Ave. and Broadway

Discover the Milky Way’s beautiful lights and how we can preserve our “right to starlight.” WHERE: Hacienda Program Center, 3101 N. Sabino Canyon Rd., Tucson WHEN: 3-9pm COST: $

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Feb. 9 Movie in the Park[ing Lot]Weird Science We love this 80’s classic that teaches us physics, biology and space-age technology. WHERE: Bookmans Grant, 1930 E. Grant Rd., Tucson WHEN: 6:30-8pm COST: Free

Feb. 16

Science in the City Family SCIFest and the Tech in Tucson Showcase and Forum

Pima County, Page 13 Something for everyone – families, adults, high school and college students! Science demonstrations and experiments, Tucson technology innovations, STEM education, University of Arizona science and technology advancements, STEM industries and the Tucson economy, and more. More Information: http://scienceinthecity. tucsonlink.org

Pima Air & Space Museum Huey Forum Former and current Huey pilots and crewmen describe their experiences with this amazing aircraft. WHERE: Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson WHEN: 10:00am-4pm COST: Free with admission

10:00am – 2:00 pm: Family SCIFest demonstrations and hands-on STEM activities

Mar. 2 Dinosaur Discoveries with the Tucson Children’s Museum Who doesn’t dig dinosaurs? Find out how big they were, what they ate and why they disappeared. WHERE: Dewhirst-Catalina Branch Library, 15631 N. Oracle Rd., Catalina WHEN: 10:30-11:30am COST: Free REGISTER: 520.594.5240

Feb. 16, Mar. 16 How Things Fly Learn the physics of flight with hands-on experiments and demonstrations. WHERE: Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson WHEN: 1-2:30pm COST: Free with admission

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1:00 – 4:00 pm: The Arizona Technology Council Tech in Tucson Showcase 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Technology Innovation and Economic Development Forum

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Mar. 2 Science Saturday at the Library The Pima County Public Library presents this fun, interactive science-oriented series. WHERE/WHEN: Pima County Libraries 11am-12pm: Murphy-Wilmot Branch, 530 N. Wilmot Rd., Tucson 2-3pm: Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch, 7800 N. Schisler Dr., Tucson REGISTER: 520.594.5420 (Murphy); 520.594.5200 (Wheeler) COST: Free

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Kids will learn how the reaction of salt and ice, along with a few other things, can give us a scrumptious sweet. WHERE: Bookmans Ina, 3733 W. Ina Rd., Tucson WHEN: 6-9pm COST: Free

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Students grades 2 thru 8 join the Young Reporters Program and focus on science and environmental stories. WHERE: Peter Piper Pizza, 5925 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson WHEN: 4-6pm COST: Free

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Bear Essential’s Young Reporter Night

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The community and a UA scientist have an inclusive conversation at a casual meeting place WHERE: UA Science Tumamoc Hill, 1675 W. Anklam Rd., Tucson WHEN: 10am-3pm COST: Free REGISTER: 520.629.9455

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Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books

Experience hands-on activities, exhibits, lectures, and shows conducted in a village setting of thematic tents and stages spanning the exciting worlds of science and technology. Visitors will experience the connection between our daily lives and advances in science and hear about the ground-breaking research being done right here at the UA. Join us as we show you why we are obsessed with science! WHERE: Tucson Festival of Books, Main Mall - UA, Tucson S ee WHEN: COST: Free H ig h li g h

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Pima County, Page 13 The University of Arizona’s (UA) College of Science and BIO5 Institute are proud to partner with the Arizona SciTech Festival to host Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books March 9-10, 2013 on the UA campus. Science City is filled with enriching, hands-on activities, exhibits, lectures, and shows conducted in a village setting of thematic tents and stages spanning the exciting worlds of science and technology. Tens of thousands of visitors to Science City will experience the connection between our daily lives and advances in science and hear about the ground-breaking research being done right here at the UA. Join us as we show you why we are Obsessed with Science!

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Signature Series

Highlights yuma festival of steam

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Located near the Colorado River Delta, Yuma is a botanist’s paradise. Irrigated by the engineering marvels on the lower Colorado basin, farmers in Yuma are masters of precision agriculture in a bountiful oasis of winter vegetables, leafy greens, citrus and dates. Aviation and defense also take advantage of Yuma’s unique climatology for optimum testing conditions and flying weather. The community’s geography, combined with abundant sun and water make a fascinating opportunity for discovery.

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Field to Feast Tours

Yuma County, Page 15 Tour the agricultural industry first hand by harvesting crops, visiting citrus groves and preparing one’s own lunch.

Feb. 23

Yuma Tree Kid’s Program

Yuma County, Page 15 Hands-on learning experience centered on Arizona plants, nature and wildlife.

Pinal County

Behind The Scenes Tour of Kitt Peak National Observatory

Through Feb. 7

Learn more about the historic and scientifically important observatories on Kitt Peak. Lunch Provided. WHERE: Kitt Peak Visitor Center, Top of Kitt Peak WHEN: 10:30am-3:30pm COST: $

Mar. 2

Odyssey of the Mind - Western Regional

Yuma County, Page 15 Students K–20 solve problems and showcase hands-on demonstrations to the public.

Mar. 9-10

Yuma Lettuce Days Culinary Festival

Yuma County, Page 15 This agriculture and culinary festival celebrates the $3.2 billion agriculture industry in Yuma. SciTech opportunities include agricultural activities, equipment displays, agriculture field trips and more.

Mar. 9

MCAS Yuma Airshow and Open House

Yuma County, Page 15 The 51st Annual Airshow and Open House showcasing Yuma’s proud military community.

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Big Hunk Candy Bars and Geology with the Colossal Cave Mountain Park Learn about geology and the physical forces affecting it, utilizing Big Hunk candy bars! WHERE: Himmel Park Branch Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave., Tucson WHEN: 1-2pm COST: Free Register: 520.594.5305

High school students address: “What is the importance of the science of archeology to Pinal County?” WHERE: 2013 Pinal County Scholastic Essay Contest, 3318 W. Santa Cruz Ave., San Tan Valley COST: Free

“What Is an Archaeologist?” with Old Pueblo Archaeology Children learn how archaeologists interpret the past with tools, artifacts and activities. WHERE: Mission Branch Library, 3770 S. Mission Rd., Tucson WHEN: 1-2pm COST: Free Register: 520.594.5334

SARSEF: Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Festival The top 1,700 students from seven counties showcase their research projects WHERE: Tucson Convention Center, 260 South Church Ave., Tucson WHEN: 8am-8pm COST: Free

Mar. 13

Youth Livestock Quality Assurance

WHERE: Pinal County Cooperative Extension 4-H, 820 E. Cottonwood Ln., Bldg. C, Casa Grande WHEN: 8am-5pm COST: $

Mar. 16 Imagine Engineering Day-long Science and Engineering Conference for girls grades 4-10. WHERE: Pima Community College Northwest, 7600 N. Shannon Rd, Tucson WHEN: 8am-4pm COST: $

Mar. 16 Reptiles of Southern Arizona with the Colossal Cave Mountain Park Learn about Southern Arizona reptiles and how they are often misunderstood. Live animals will be present. WHERE: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson WHEN: 2-3pm COST: Free REGISTER: 520.594.5507

Feb. 14-15 Sessions on food production, landscaping with native plants, and environmental stewardship. WHERE: Cochise County Cooperative Extension, 450 S. Haskell Ave., Willcox WHEN: 8am-5pm COST: $

Mar. 1 Arizona Renaissance Festival Student Days - Age of Discovery, Exploration and Navigation! Learn about the past, present and future implications of maps and geography with various community partners. WHERE: Arizona Renaissance Festival, 12601 East Hwy. 60, Gold Canyon WHEN: 9am2:30pm COST: Free with admission S

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Feb. 14, 21 Central Arizona Project Tag-a-long Tour Visitors have a first-hand look at the single largest source for renewable water in the state. WHERE: Sunland Visitor Center, 3905 W Marsh Ave., Eloy WHEN: 9-11am COST: $

Cox Communication’s Future Innovators Night at SARSEF Are you a Future Innovator? Join us for a fun evening of science entertainment and interactive displays! WHERE: Tucson Convention Center, 260 South Church Ave., Tucson WHEN: 5:30-8pm COST: Free

cochise, santa cruz High on the Desert Gardening & Landscape Conference

Feb. 9

Feb. 12, 14 Mar. 9

WHERE: City of Apache Junction Parks & Recreation Conference Center, 1001 N. Idaho Rd. WHEN: 9am-12pm COST: $

2013 Pinal County Scholastic Essay Contest

Mar. 9

Mar. 13-15

Yuma’s Agri-U

Yuma County, Page 15 Dive into Yuma’s agriculture industry through educational seminars, field trips and culinary classes.

Mar. 9

AFCEA / Cochise College Computer Challenge Secondary students compete in challenges from web page design to job interview skills. WHERE: Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo, Sierra Vista WHEN: 8am-2pm COST: Free REGISTER: Local school

Date TBD Brain Waves This three-part series teaches parents of young children about early brain development. WHERE: Santa Cruz Cooperative Extension, 489 N. Arroyo Blvd., Nogales WHEN: 8am-5pm COST: Free REGISTER: 520.281.2994

gila, graham, greenlee Feb. 28 Home, Farm and Ranch Day

Feb. 15 CGUHSD SciTech Festival Explore SciTech in the classroom and beyond with student and community partner-led activities, demonstrations and digital showcases. WHERE: Casa Grande Union High School, 2730 N. Trekel Rd., Casa Grande WHEN: 9am-3pm; 5-8pm COST: Free

Audiences will learn about rangeland science, technology on the farm, gardening and small acreage management. WHERE: Graham County Cooperative Extension, 2100 S. Bowie WHEN: 8am-3pm COST: Free REGISTER: 928.428.2611

Dates TBD Tree Pruning Workshop

Mar. 8 Florence SciTech Festival Science and Engineering activities and business STEM showcases for the whole family. WHERE: FUSD, see www.FlorenceUSD.org for more info WHEN: Fri. 6-9pm COST: Free

Mar. 11-13 Arizona Science Center Spring Break STEM Camp: CSI Mystery Jr. Investigators will learn how to investigate crime scenes, apply scientific principles and solve a crime mystery.

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Learn the science and the art of tree trimming to bring out the beauty of your favorite fruit or ornamental tree. WHERE: Greenlee County Cooperative Extension, 1684 Fairgrounds Road, Duncan WHEN: 8am-5pm COST: Free

Dates TBD Spring Gardening Workshop Learn the science of garden compost preparation, seed germination, greenhouse construction and drip irrigation. WHERE: Gila County Cooperative Extension, 5515 S. Apache Ave. Ste. 600, Globe, AZ, 85501-4434 REGISTER: 928.425.7179


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Feb. 25 coconino, navajo, yavapai Unusual Instruments and Through Festival Mountain Lion! Exhibit This exhibit celebrates and explores the cougar, its life, and its relationship with humans. WHERE: Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff WHEN: 9am-5pm COST: Free with admission

Feb. 9, Mar. 9 Discovery 2nd Saturdays Join us for Batty for Bats on Feb. 9th and Archaeology Day on Mar. 9th. WHERE: Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff WHEN: 2-4pm COST: Free with admission

Feb. 13, Mar. 13

Creatures in Flagstaff

Feb. 15-17 Plant Clinic Audiences will identify challenges with plants including insect damage, fertilizer deficiencies and environmental effects. WHERE: Yavapai County Cooperative Extension, 840 Rodeo Dr., Building C, Prescott WHEN: 9am-3pm COST: Free REGISTER: 928.445.6590

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Arizona Science Center Spring Break STEM Camp: CSI Mystery Jr. Investigators learn how to investigate crime scenes, apply scientific principles and solve a crime mystery. WHERE: Town of Prescott Valley Civic Center, 7501 E. Civic Cir., Prescott Valley WHEN: 9am-12pm COST: $

Students K–20 solve problems and showcase hands-on demonstrations to the public (11am – 3pm). WHERE: Ron Watson Middle, 9851 E 28th St., Yuma WHEN: 9am-4pm COST: Free

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Come and experience handson archaeology activities, craft demonstrations, tours of local archaeology sites and other fun and educational events. WHERE: Horseshoe Ranch, Agua Fria National Monument, 2260 East Bloody Basin Rd., Mayer WHEN: 9am-4pm COST: Free

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Mar. 3-12 GLOBE at Night citizen-science campaign Join GLOBE at Night (www.globeatnight. org) and help scientists by measuring the brightness of your night sky. WHERE: anywhere and everywhere WHEN: 8-10pm COST: Free

Mar. 6-10 Somerton Greater Days Heritage Festival

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Learn about hybrid seed production agricultural technology along with a carnival, music, arts & crafts and more. WHERE: Somerton Ave., Somerton WHEN: 9:30am-3:30pm COST: Free

Mar. 28 Innovation Day at the University of Arizona Celebrate UA’s success in technology development and innovation by highlighting the research achievements of students, staff, and faculty. WHERE: UA Student Union Memorial Center, Tucson WHEN: 9:00am-4pm COST: $

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The 51st Annual Airshow and Open House showcasing Yuma’s proud military community. WHERE: MCAS, 32nd St., Yuma S ee WHEN: 9am-4pm COST: Free

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On Friday explore hundreds of student science fair projects. On Saturday, celebrate STEM with flight simulators, robotics, health care demonstrations, animals and more. WHERE: Blue Ridge High School, 1200 W. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop WHEN: 9am-4pm COST: Free

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Hands-on learning experience centered on Arizona plants, nature and wildlife. WHERE: Yuma Readiness and Community Center, 6550 E. 24th St., Yuma WHEN: 8:00am-12pm COST: Free with admission S

Listen to instruments you never knew existed orchestrated to the world’s most unusual creatures. WHERE/WHEN: 9am-2pm: Various Flagstaff Unified Schools 5-8pm: Bookman’s Flagstaff, 1520 S. Riordan Ranch St. COST: Free

MNA’s Science Cafe Join us for a short presentation followed by lively discussion and Q&A! WHERE: Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff WHEN: 7-8:30pm COST: Free

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This agriculture and culinary festival celebrates the $3.2 billion agriculture industry in Yuma. SciTech opportunities include agricultural activities, equipment displays, agriculture field trips and more. WHERE: Yuma Lettuce Days Culinary Festival, 4th Ave. and 1st St., Yuma WHEN: 8am-3pm COST: $

April 11 Arizona Western College Sustainability Fair Booths, demonstrations, hands-on experiments from our science faculty, students and vendors will explore sustainable practices. WHERE: 2020 S. Avenue 8E, Yuma, AZ 85365 WHEN: 9:00am – 1:00pm COST: Free

April 22 Earth Day Sustainability Showcase Celebrate Earth Day 2013 with a series of speakers and a Sustainability Solutions Showcase WHERE: ASU, Tempe WHEN: 5-7:30pm COST: Free

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Exploration through the Lens of STEM! An interactive evening of STEM, new discoveries, bark beetles, and hands-on activities. STEM abounds in Northern Arizona: private companies to science agencies, we have it all! WHERE: Sinagua Middle School, 3950 E. Butler Ave., Flagstaff WHEN: 5:30-7pm COST: Free

Feb. 21 Flagstaff Science on Tap Interact with local scientists as they talk about exciting new research at Flagstaff’s The Green Room! WHERE: The Green Room, 15 N. Agassiz St., Flagstaff WHEN: 6:30-7:30pm COST: Free

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Introducing The STEM Journals

Through festival Yuma’s Agri-U Dive into Yuma’s agriculture industry through educational seminars, field trips and culinary classes. WHERE: Arizona Western College, 2020 S Ave. 8E, Yuma S ee WHEN: 9am-4pm COST: $ H ig h

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Through festival Field to Feast Tours Tour the agricultural industry first hand by harvesting crops, visiting citrus groves and preparing one’s own lunch. WHERE: Arizona Western College, 2020 S Ave. 8E, Yuma S ee WHEN: 9am-4pm COST: $ H ig h li g

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Each week on The STEM Journals our intrepid and insatiably curious STEM road warrior Brad Piccirillo goes on the road to discover and learn everything there is to know about science and technology in Arizona. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math have never been this fun. Join Brad as he scales extinct volcanos, explores lava tubes, meets some really creepy arthropods, has his brain wired for science and explores the geology right under our feet. The STEM Journals debuts on Tuesday, February 5 at 8pm on Cox channels 7 & 1007 and can also be seen on Sundays at 7PM. The STEM Journals will also be available anytime on The Stream – Cox7.com, On Demand channel 2640 and the Cox7 iOS & Android apps.

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Platinum Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors: SRP | Chicanos Por La Causa | Wells Fargo | Boeing | Flinn Foundation COMPUGIRLS | Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold | Phoenix Business Journal | Honeywell SCF Arizona | 360 Vantage | AVNET | Midwestern University | Geotripwire | Intel Copper Sponsors: Maricopa Community Colleges | Microsoft | DeVry University | Texas Instruments Pima JTED | AREA Foundation | PADT | Green Living | Coach & Willie’s | Legends | Orbital Krypton Sponsors: AT&T | 2nd Saturdays | Phoenix IDA | Richard Toon Children’s Museum Tucson | Maricopa Education Service Agency ImmediaEDU | Science Foundation Arizona | Bear Essential News for Kids

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