It was only a few months ago when Maryland’s science fair was canceled for lack of attendance.
But it looks like we might be back in the race to see what the next science fair has in store for us.
The next Maryland science fair, which will be held July 27 to 31, 2018, is going to feature a science education component.
“We think it’s really important for kids to have a sense of curiosity about science and to really learn from the experiences that we have and the work that we’ve done,” said Anne-Marie Tingley, Maryland Science Center Director of Education.
She said the idea for the next Maryland Science Fair was born during a summer vacation to the state, when she and her husband went for a week in the mountains of eastern Maryland and spent time with the locals.
“They said, ‘Maryland is a pretty remote place and we’ve never been to this kind of science fair.'”
She said there’s a science theme to the event, and she’s hoping to incorporate that into the program.
“It’s going to be a little bit more in the background, a little more in nature, and a little less in the classroom.
It’s going the opposite direction, with science and technology,” she said.
She and the rest of the science center staff are looking forward to the opportunity to share the science experience with the students.
The Maryland Science Education Consortium (MSEC) is looking for volunteers to participate in the education portion of the event.
There will be a workshop and panel discussions.
The center will have a full schedule of activities for participants to participate.
The event is not expected to be complete until after the spring semester, but the science fair organizers hope to hold it up until the fall, said Mary Anne Roesch, executive director of the Maryland Science Festival.
She also said there will be opportunities for the public to participate, such as workshops and other educational activities.
The MSEC is accepting applications until March 15.
If you’re interested in applying, you can find more information at www.marylandsciencecenter.org/education-centers/science-education-event.
The Maryland Science Discovery Museum (MSDM) is also looking for applicants to participate and is accepting comments until April 3.
It will host an online application deadline on May 10.
The Science Education Center, which is the Maryland-based nonprofit that operates the Maryland State Fair, is the brainchild of Mary Anne Tingly, who grew up in Maryland and now lives in Pennsylvania.
She and her partner, Jeff Johnson, created the Maryland science center in 2010.
Tingley said the MSD is looking to attract a broad range of people to its event.
“There are people who might not have ever seen a science fair before who might enjoy it.
It could be people who are interested in learning about science or people who don’t think science is that cool,” she told Entertainment Weekly.”
I want to make sure that there is a broad base of people who can participate, and if we can get people interested in it, I think we can have a great experience.”
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