The Atlanta Science Festival, a weeklong celebration of local science and technology, is being held at sites around Atlanta through March 29. The festival is an opportunity to explore the science and technology in the region and see how science connects to all parts of life with a range of hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations and performances. The festival will culminate with the free, family-friendly Exploration Expo at Centennial Olympic Park on March 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UGA faculty will participate in two booths at the expo. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ “Ag All Around Us” will take visitors on an agricultural journey through the state of Georgia. They can detect plant disease, taste-test chocolate, compare cage versus free-range eggs, and touch the insects that help and harm the state’s crops.
The mathematics and science education’s “3-D Extinct Hominin Skull Explorations” booth will let visitors step into a paleoanthropologist’s boots in simulated fossil digs.