Montshire’s Day for Science: A Community Celebration

Join friends and neighbors Saturday, April 22 at the Montshire Museum of Science to celebrate the importance of science.

While some will be marching for science, the Montshire invites the community to the Museum to engage in doing science, meeting scientists, and hear about climate science from researchers in the field.

The day will be filled with hands-on activities, lectures, and opportunities for you to share your thoughts about the important role of science in your life.

Montshire’s Day For Science, Saturday, April 22, 10am–5pm. Admission is free and open to all members of the community!

Hands-on Science and Engineering workshops, 10:30am–2pm

  • 10:30–11am—Leafcutter Ant demonstration
  • 11–11:30am—Science Discovery Lab Activity—Tree Rings
  • 11:30am–2pm—Solar lantern building activity in the classroom with Dr. Vicki May, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College
  • 12–1pm—Sea ice and earth’s energy balance activities at the Science Discover Lab with Dr. Chris Polashenski, climate scientists with the US Army Corps of Engineering Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)
  • 12–2pm— Record your stories about what the environment means to you, the changes you’ve witnessed over time, and how they have impacted your life with Dr. Andrew Coppens of the University of New Hampshire.
  • 1–1:30pm—Science Discovery Lab Activity—Microscope Explorations

Why Science Matters presentations, 2–3:15pm

  • Dr. Mary Albert, Executive Director U.S. Ice Drilling Program —Climate Change: What we know and how we know it.
  • Dr. Joseph Helble, Dean of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College—The role of federal and private investments in science and engineering R&D serves society. 
  • Christine Black, PhD candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Dartmouth College—Science makes us human: the quest to understand our place in the universe. 
  • Dr. Marcos Stafne, Executive Director of the Montshire Museum—Science matters, and so does scientific literacy: the need to engage in science outside the classroom.

Montshire’s Day For Science is made possible with contributions from Bill and Jane Stetson, from Roger Sloboda, the Ira Allen Eastman Professor of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Novo Nordisk.