MSU SciFest Detroit
Tuesday, April 19th - Sunday, April 24th
Tuesday, April 19th
Charles Wright Museum of African American History
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Screening of "Forgotten Genius"
Presented by Sibrina Collins, PhD
This documentary focuses on the career and achievements of Dr. Percy L. Julian, who was a chemist and entrepreneur. Due to academic racism, Julian was not able to pursue his doctoral degree in chemistry in the United States. He earned his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Vienna in 1931. Julian clearly demonstrate the STEM mastery and passion creates entrepreneurship opportunities. There will also be fun hands-on science activities!
Andrew Humphrey's Wonderful World of Weather and Science
Presented by Andrew Humphrey and WDIV-TV
Learn about meteorology and weather forecasting from WDIV Meteorologist and Reporter. He will share his knowledge and experience about the science and field questions about it and the TV Business.
Wednesday, April 20th
Michigan Science Center
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
National Parks Adventure Film, the history and science of our National Parks
The U.S. National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016. National Parks Adventure brings the magnificence of these landscapes to the giant screen. The film is narrated by Robert Redford.
Film showing: 7:00PM
Tickets: First come, first served. Seating is limited to first 230 guests.
Location of film: Located in the Chrysler IMAX Dome Theatre
Entomophagy and Evolution: Eating Insects Past, Present, and Future
Presented by Julie Lesnik and WSU Anthropology
Entomophagy, or the eating of insects, generally triggers disgust in the average American. However, insects provide a nutritious food source that our ancestors were utilizing for millions of years. Today, thousands of people worldwide still eat insects. It is the “Westerners” from Europe and North America that are the outliers. This talk will examine how human evolution and cultural history have affected our opinion of the utility of insects as food. Additionally, we will look at the potential that cultivating insects as a protein source offers for addressing how to feed the 10 billion people that are expected to be on the planet by the year 2050.
Thursday, April 21st
Batch Brewing Co.
Two James Spirits
5:00 - 8:30 PM
Behind the scenes tour of Detroit’s first Nano Brewery, “Batch Brewery” where you can taste the cleanest tasting beer, using local ingredients. Also, take a walking tour to “Two James Distillery”, where the tour begins with a brief overview of the origins of the distillery, the materials used in the tasting room and a history of the building. It then proceeds into the production area where you will learn about the distillation process from the milling of grain to the bottling of our spirits. Participants will have a first-hand view of our Mash Tub, Fermentation Tanks, 500 gallon custom made Copper Pot Still, finishing tanks, gravity bottling machine and barrel storage racks. Must be 21 years old or older to participate in these events.
Friday, April 22nd
MSU Tollgate Farm
Presented by Alan Jaros, MSU Extension
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us at the MSU Tollgate and Education Center for a fun-filled evening on the farm event from 6:30pm-8:30pm. This family-oriented visit will give you a glimpse into what goes on when the sun goes down. Do the Chickens still lay eggs? Do the horses go to sleep? Do the wildlife from the forest visit with the goats? Following an informative tour, enjoy a light snack in the historic barn while learning about the world around us. Pre-registration is required and can be found at www.tollgate.msu.edu
Saturday, April 23rd
Detroit Institute of Arts
Using Multi-Spectral Imaging in the Examination and Analysis of Works of Art
Tours start at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 in the Cracchiolo European Art Gallery
Learn how multi-spectral imaging techniques including X-radiography, infrared reflectography and Ultraviolet light are used to better understand the structure and surface condition on works of art.
Art Conservation: The Intersection of Art and Science
11:00-11:30 in the Lecture Hall
Discover what happens behind the scenes in the DIA's Art Conservation Department to reveal hidden information about the fabrication and condition of artworks.
Sunday, April 24th
Belle Isle Park Sunday April 24, 2016 11:00am - 4:00pm
All activities will be located across several locations on Belle Isle Park, including: Dossin Great Lakes Museum, The Bell Isle Aquarium, Belle Isle Conservatory and the Belle Isle Nature Zoo. Enjoy hundreds of displays and hands-on activities at these locations.