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SciFest Presents Jeff Corwin!

February 14, 2014

SciFest presents Jeff Corwin!

Jeff Corwin, human star of Discovery Channel’s “Animal Planet,” will headline the 2014 Nebraska Science Festival at 7:30 pm, April 25, at the Joslyn Museum Witherspoon Concert Hall, 2200 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE.  Corwin shares his passion for environmental conservation in this highly interactive and educational program – with live animals being a part of the show!  Corwin invites audience members on stage to interact with the animals while he discusses the unique challenges each species faces in the world. This fun, wildlife keynote speech has been hailed as ‘the world’s greatest animal show.” Read more about Jeff Corwin.


Get your FREE tickets!

To obtain your FREE tickets to see Jeff Corwin, stop by the Joslyn Museum February 22 between 10 am and 4 pm. First-come, first-served.


SciFest STEM Workshops

Experts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha will be conducting exciting, authentic hands-on workshops for families to celebrate Nebraska SciFest on Saturday, April 26, 2014! Topics range from math magic to geology, and all are designed to provide families with the unique opportunity to learn from real life scientists, researchers, and professors. Be sure to register for each workshop that you are interested in!  Register here.


Among the highlights that weekend in the Omaha and Lincoln areas, with the majority of events being free to the public, the following are included:     

  • A FREE Student Expo on April 24 and 25 at The Durham Museum will feature an array of interactive, hands-on science-related booths for elementary-aged youths.
  • A FREE Student Expo on April 24 and 25 at The Strategic Air & Space Museum will feature an array of interactive, hands-on science-related booths for elementary-aged youths.
  • A FREE Public Expo on April 26 at The Durham Museum will feature an array of interactive, hands-on science-related booths and presentations.

Additional sites in and around Omaha and Lincoln will provide science-related activities during the Festival weekend. Announcements will be made as sites and programming are confirmed.  See schedule of events and locationsFor questions, please contact


The Mid-America Council is promoting the 2014 Nebraska Science Festival, which features an array of FREE science and technology-related activities designed to make science accessible, interactive, relevant and fun for youth and adults alike. The Science Festival supports the Boy Scouts of America NOVA Awards program.


Geocaching. Robotics. Welding. Canoeing. Electronics. Science.

The NOVA Awards program, a STEM-related initiative of the Boy Scouts of America. The program, launched June 1, 2012, brings science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to life for young people. The hope is that this application of “fun with a purpose” will inspire youth and encourage them to pursue meaningful careers in STEM fields.  The NOVA Awards program was developed to stimulate interest in STEM fields among youth members, with requirements and activities that make it fun to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while receiving recognition for participation. 


Cub Scouts ages 8 and older, Boy Scouts, and Venturers may earn the Nova awards and more advanced Supernova awards.  Read more information about the Nova Awards program.


The BSA believes STEM is the future of America. Bernard Harris, a medical doctor and former NASA astronaut, serves as national spokesperson for the program. A Cub Scout as a youngster, Dr. Harris believes education was his launching pad to success. He says, “America has long prided itself as a nation of dreamers, a land where everyone can strive for a better life. . . . We must not lose the will to pursue daring new goals. . . . Our future depends on it.”


Read more if you are an adult volunteer with STEM expertise and want to become a registered Supernova Awards Mentor.  Your qualifications can include college degrees, formal training certificates, positions held and specific life experiences.  



Please contact Michelle Hurt at 402-431-9272 x276 for more information about the Mid-America Council, BSA STEM and Nova Awards program. 

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