Science on State Street: Planet Earth Edition

Science on State Street: Planet Earth Edition

Apr 5, 2021

More than two dozen virtual presentations covering topics ranging from dinosaurs, to climate change and nuclear waste management, are on tap for the 2021 Science on State Street festival held between April 12th and April 24th, 2021.

Science on State Street is an annual collaboration between Framingham State's Christa McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning and the MetroWest STEM Education Network.

This year organizers are bringing their virtual presentations to a new level in order to offer hands-on activities and interactive events for all ages, as well as thought-provoking discussions with scholars and climate activists especially suited for young adults and lifelong learners.

"We are truly excited about this year's lineup of events, which features a diverse group of presenters," says McAuliffe Center Director Dr. Irene Porro. "The theme of ‘Planet Earth' allows participants to explore the wonders and beauty of nature, while also examining pressing topics such as climate change, toxic chemicals and nuclear waste."

Topics include:

Events are organized into three categories: "Children and Families," "Older Youth and Adults," and "For the Classroom." The last category are events designed for full elementary and middle school classes to engage with. 

A full list of events, as well as instructions on registering, can be found at:

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.