Join students from UMASS Dartmouth and Buttonwood Park Zoo educators to explore conservation and climate change solutions. The event will feature kid-friendly, hands-on activities including: building a rainforest, testing the power of solar power, edible bugs, Science On a Sphere® presentations and more.
NB Science Café KIDS is a youth-focused offshoot of New Bedford Science Café (NBSC) and a partnership formed between NBSC and New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches. Various organizations in New Bedford host NB Science Café KIDS events. This event is sponsored by Buttonwood Park Zoo and UMass Dartmouth.
The goal of the event is to connect students in New Bedford to scientists and their research. This is the second KIDS focused café hosted locally in collaboration with community organizations. Events feature scientists, researchers, and local college students sharing their research and provides time for the children to do hands-on science and engage in Q&A with presenters.
Science Cafés take place worldwide. They are informal gatherings, often at a pub or restaurant, between a scientist and a group of interested people. These events offer the chance for the public to question experts in a scientific field. New Bedford Science Café was launched in 2017 and has hosted monthly events designed to foster a greater appreciation of science and its enrichment of our world. Café-goers range from techies to those who have little exposure to science but are curious about the evening's topic.