This notice just hit my desk this morning, so check the link below to see if there are still any events in your area for the weekend (NanoDays 2010 runs March 27 - April 4, 2010). Fortunately for my area, I found one local event for later in the month on April 23rd. I would also call in advance to be sure the event is still being held and verify the location information; things like this are always subject to last minute changes.
Here’s the backgrounder that I got today:
“This weekend, museums and researchers across the country are celebrating NanoDays 2010, a nationwide festival of nanoscale science. The purpose is to bring educators together to create learning experiences for children and adults, and to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces.
Events are taking place at over 200 science museums, research centers and universities and we're emailing you to let you know your area is included.”
In doing some digging, I found the folks behind NanoDays are the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) . This is an annual event and hosted across North America – to my friends on the other side of the pond, send me information on similar activities on your side. The events are an “all ages” activity so this is a great opportunity for children and adults of all ages to experience hands-on “materials [that] have special properties and new technologies [that] have spectacular promise.”
In and around my local area, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill (a.k.a., the Triangle), NC State University is hosting their NanoDay 2010 on April 23, from 3pm-5pm. Here’s the brief mention I discovered:
“Explore amazing new applications and consumer products that have resulted from nanotechnology at NC State University's NanoDays to be held from 3- 5 on April 23, 2010 at Engineering Building 1 on Centennial Campus. Events include demonstrations in nanoscale science, talks by leading researchers, and tours of laboratories that are doing cutting edge science. The grand finale will be the opportunity to sample nano ice cream made by our team of nano engineers.”
If you attend one of these events, let us know about your experience. For a more complete list of activities (and hosts) in your area, follow this link.