From Feb. 10–14, the Fermilab Office of Education and Public Engagement held its first-ever virtual Family Open House. With live and on-demand content throughout the five-day event, attendees could participate in real time or enjoy programming on their own schedule, with over 10,000 interactions from 45 states and over 20 countries. The EPE Office is excited about both a very successful five days and about how it can be carried forward.
A reminder to the lab community: Our Virtual Open House continues through Sunday, Feb. 14. You and your families are invited to participate. Check out the Open House offerings, and be sure to register in advance. Coming up are panel discussions, tours, interactive presentations and the ever popular Mr. Freeze Cryogenics Show. Virtual visitors can also tune in to webinars on a wide variety of topics, including physics, art and ecology. At 7 p.m. Central time each day, there will…
A reminder to the lab community: Our first Virtual Open House is right around the corner, and you and your families are invited to participate. Check out the Open House offerings, and be sure to register in advance. The event will run for five days, from Feb. 10-14, with “on-demand” content available 24/7, as well as live-streamed events. Activities will include pre-recorded demos and activities for all ages, trivia games, tours of the lab facilities, a community art show and more — all free for everyone to enjoy.
From Chicago Tribune, Feb. 3, 2021: Fermilab’s Family Open House is a popular annual event in the Chicagoland area. This year, it’s virtual. Amanda Early, education program leader, discusses the programming that the virtual event will bring to classrooms and homes around the world.
For all of us, 2020 has been an interesting year full of unique challenges and unique opportunities. The Education and Public Engagement Office has used this time of change to focus on broadening the national and international reach of our efforts via new, virtual opportunities. In this column, I’d like to feature some of the highlights of the past year.
Share your ideas and learn about Fermilab’s Virtual Family Open House taking place February 10-14, 2021. Join us for a brown bag lunch meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 12 p.m. Please sign up using this form and the meeting link will be sent to you. More information is available in this article. Contact Amanda Early at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Family Open House is one of Fermilab’s most popular events. It brings almost 4,000 guests each year to the lab to experience the excitement of Fermilab science, and each year many members of the Fermilab community contribute in a wide variety of ways to make it special. The annual Fermilab Family Open House will have a different look in 2021. The Office of Education and Public Engagement is planning a multi-day virtual event, starting on Wednesday, February 10, and concluding…
From Naperville Community Television, Feb. 10, 2020: Fermilab opened its doors once again for their 16th annual Family Open House. The free event aims to teach the community about physics while having fun doing it, which is one reason people decided to come out. The crowd of around 2,500 people met Fermilab scientists and engineers to get a closer look into the world of physics. Creating that scientific spark in the younger generation is one of the laboratory’s goals. Watch the two-minute segment.
From The Beacon-News, Feb. 9, 2020: Fermilab’s Family Open House was a day dedicated to discovering the wonders of science as the lab offered its 16th annual open house event, which organizers said was again geared toward “sharing science with our neighbors” as well as opening young minds to career possibilities.