Science Alive 2021

Location: Virtual

Science Alive 2021

Enjoy a month of scientific discovery and fun as Science Alive goes virtual in February 2021.

This month-long virtual celebration begins February 1 with a link to access a virtual exhibitors' page for activities, videos, and experiments for all ages. (Check back on Feb. 1 for the link). 

On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays throughout the month, virtual partners will provide live programs from returning favorites like Silly Safaris to new presenters like the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. There will be something for everyone to enjoy!   

Science Alive 2021 Schedule of Virtual Events

Silly Safaris 
Saturday, February 6
11:00-11:45 a.m. (Morning Show) Registration required! Register here
12:30-1:15 p.m. (Afternoon Show) Registration required! Register here.  

They're back! Amazon John will be broadcasting right into your house with his collection of amazing and wild animals. Can you imagine an owl in your living room? Or a giant snake in your kitchen? Join us to find out! Please register to receive the passcode which will be emailed to you 48 hours prior to the event. 

Winter on the Farm with Prairie Winds Nature Farm
Saturday, February 6, 2021 
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 
No registration required. 

Join our friends at Prairie Winds Nature Farm for a virtual tour of their farm. Learn what the animals are up to during the winter and how the animals and land are maintained through the winter season!

Live Animal Encounter with Potawatomi Zoo
Thursday, February 11, 2021 
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
No registration required. 

Are you missing the zoo? This your chance for a peak at what some of the animals are up to while the Potawatomi Zoo is closed for the season. The Potawatomi Zoo plans to reopen to the general public on April 2, 2021, but until then join us online!

Rockets and More! presented by the Notre Dame Rocketry Team
Saturday, February 13 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Registration required! Register here

Blast off! The Notre Dame Rocketry Team will explain a bit about who they are, what they do, followed by an exciting interactive rocketry game. Please register to receive the passcode which will be emailed to you 48 hours prior to the event. 

Cold Blooded Classification - Reptiles, presented by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Saturday, February 13, 2021 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration required! Register here

Leslie Science and Nature Center joins us with LIVE reptiles in our lab as we explore what makes a reptile a reptile. By making observations, you will compare and contrast live reptiles in order to classify them. Together we will explore the adaptations that make them successful while students examine the snake and lizard skins. Please register to receive the passcode 48 hours prior to event. 

Archeological Sites, presented by the National Parks Service, Midwestern Archeological Center
Thursday, February 18, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Registration required! Register here

Get all the dirt on archeology! Explore different archeological sites throughout the world, focusing on sites in the Midwest region of the National Park Service. This program focuses on how sites are discovered, what archeologists can learn from sites, and the importance of the artifacts which are found.

What’s the Matter?, presented by Science Central
Saturday, February 20, 2021 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Registration required! Register here

Liquid nitrogen is always a smash hit! Science Central presents this demonstration with lots of shockingly cool phenomena! You will be exposed to concepts of very low temperatures and their effects on materials around them. Please register to receive the passcode which will be emailed to you 48 hours prior to the event. 

Ready to explore? Watch DIY science experiments for kids on the St. Joseph County Public Library YouTube channel.