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.
From Kane County Chronicle, Jan. 24, 2019: Families are invited to spend an afternoon learning about science through hands-on activities at Fermilab’s annual open house from 1 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 10.