The Big Bang Science Fair brings science communication and outreach to an arts festival in Rhode Island. The event is filled with presentations, workshops and hands-on activities covering a wide range of scientific disciplines. It makes its second appearance later this month.

Q&A: Becky Thompson

Meet the comic-creating, triathlete, Hufflepuff physicist who’s also the new head of Fermilab’s Office of Education and Public Outreach.

Starting this week, Rebecca Thompson will lead the education and public outreach office at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The office, which has primarily focused on education, is expanding its scope to assume primary responsibility for the lab’s public outreach efforts to the local communities and beyond.

From The Beacon-News, June 9, 2019: A recent Sunday afternoon in Batavia gave parents and children the chance to experience animal and plant life as the Fermilab held its 11th annual Family Outdoor Fair. The event included more than a dozen outdoor activities, ranging from viewing the herd of bison that live on the property to scooping up insect and pond creatures and invertebrates with nets.

The Outdoor Family Fair is on Sunday, June 9 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Come join us for all kinds of outdoor activities. 2019-06-04_5cf6bc88d931e_outdoorfair2019

For the 11th year in a row, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is inviting families, scout troops and other youth groups to attend the Family Outdoor Fair on Sunday, June 9, from 1-4 p.m. The fair takes place outside the Lederman Science Center and highlights the plant and animal life found on the 6,800-acre Fermilab site in Batavia.

Come celebrate the Lederman Science Center’s new look! Everyone is invited to the LSC on Thursday, May 30, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM to explore hands-on exhibits and see Fermilab’s science from a kid’s point of view. Cake and refreshments will be available.