The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival returns for the fourth annual event. Each year since 2014, the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival has given Festival-goers the opportunity to explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on, minds-on activities. The Festival will return to the Treasure Coast on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. This FREE family-friendly community celebration will take place at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Fort Pierce.

The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival aims to show not only the importance of science, but also how fun and exciting it can be. Dozens of exhibitors from throughout the state of Florida will have learning activities and demonstrations exploring different areas of science, including agriculture, chemistry, engineering, computer science, ecology, marine science and more!

Participants will have the opportunity to:

Explore the solar system with National Geographic

Identify marine plants and animals in a portable touch tank with FAU Harbor Branch

Race cockroaches with the U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory

Construct coral colonies with the Smithsonian Marine Station

Experience St. Lucie’s Procession of the Species, a musical and colorful public expression of art and celebration of nature

View exciting stage shows including the explosive chemistry of Miracle of Science and Treasure Coast Wildlife Center’s live animal show

In addition to the stage shows and exhibits, local area food trucks will be in attendance and there will be free admission at the St. Lucie County Aquarium. Free parking will be available in the Downtown Fort Pierce Parking Garage with free trolley transport to the Festival site.
There are also ten STEM-focused satellite events taking place across Indian River, St. Lucie, and Martin Counties in the two weeks leading up to Festival day. The satellite events begin on September 27 and go through October

A free festival making science on the Treasure Coast FUN for EVERYONE!

Indian River Lagoon Science Festival 701 Seaway Drive

Fort Pierce FL 34949 IRLsciencefest@si.edu

www.irlsciencefest.org

@IRLsciencefest (Facebook, Twitter)
For more information on these events, visit the IRL Science Festival website at www.irlsciencefest.org/satellite.

The IRL Science Festival has been made possible through funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Smithsonian Marine Station, Friends of the Smithsonian Marine Station, FAU Harbor Branch, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation’s Specialty License Plate Program, the Florida Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence, Waste Pro, Sunrise Ford, St. Lucie County, the City of Fort Pierce, and the generous support of WGYL 93.7, WJKD 99.7, WPHR 94.7, WOSN 97.1, and WTTB 1490.