October 20, 2022
Tallahassee Community College and the City of Tallahassee will host the annual Tallahassee Science Festival (TSF) this Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Kleman Plaza in Downtown Tallahassee. The festival returns for its eleventh year showcasing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with demonstrations, live presentations, and hands-on activities. Attendees will have the chance to explore rocks, minerals, and fossils, walk through the seasons of life as a bear, and wield magnetic wands. There will be marine tanks, slime, and super-cold cryogens along with games, models, crafts, and a scavenger hunt for the chance to win prizes.
The festival is free to attend thanks to the many generous community sponsors including the City of Tallahassee, Keiser University, Clothesline, In Tents Events, TCC Foundation, TCC Center of Innovation, and the FSU-Teach program. Organizations from around the Big Bend region and beyond will be on-site including STEM departments and programs from TCC, Florida State University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, University of Florida, and Keiser University.
“It never gets old seeing the youth in the community with parents and loved ones experiencing the joy and exhilaration that science affords us,” said Anthony Jones, festival director and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Tallahassee Community College. “Attendees are able to engage in numerous hands-on exhibits as well as check out the Challenger Learning Center.”
TCC is grateful to this year’s festival partners, Leon County Schools, Gadsden County Schools, Wakulla County Schools, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, and Challenger Learning Center. The TSF has been a proud member of the Science Festival Alliance since Bill and Elaine Grace founded it in 2012.