WILD Festival: Science

Presented by Jackson Hole WILD

Jackson Hole WILD presents
WILD Festival: Science
October 7-8, 2016
The Center Theater & Lobby


Friday Start Time: 5:00 PM

Saturday Start Time: 8:30 AM


WILD Festival takes place every fall in Jackson Hole.This year, the Festival will have a SCIENCE theme, immersing you into the world of science through listening, feeling, touching, tasting and discovery! Join us as we celebrate the wonders of everyday science, where all ages can explore our world and test the boundaries of discovery. Science is integrated in virtually every aspect of our lives, which will be showcased by our own community of science, engineering, and technology innovators.


MONDAY 10/3

Advance Signups for Workshops! These will fill quickly—so don’t delay! http://www.jhwild.org/workshops.html Organ Dissections, Science Behind CSI, Minecraft Magic: Learning Code, Science of Fermentation, Art and the Cosmic Connection, Gross Science Under the Microscope...AND MORE


THURSDAY 10/6

Augmented Reality Workshop for Artists, Photographers and Innovators with futurist and Artist-in-Residence ZENKA.

2-5 PM, Center for the Arts, Limited Availability—Free. Call 733-7016 to register.


FRIDAY 10/7

5-7 PM: ZENKA Gallery Opening and Artists' Reception
Zenka: "Augmented Reality Interventions" is an exploration of the invisible, magical world of augmented reality. Visitors are invited to install a free phone app, and then make noises to cause 3D objects to move out of Zenka’s lino prints. The artist, as part of her WILD Artist in-Residency, has also augmented existing artwork in The Center. Look for the black square with the letter “z” to know what pieces are interactive. The exhibit also showcases evocative augmented self-portraits were created with JH High School students responding to the question, “What’s in Your Head?”


7PM: ADVENTURES & SCIENCE with National Geographic Society

National Geographic Society awards grants each year to Scientists, Adventurers, Innovators and Explorers. Learn firsthand about some of the incredible projects currently underway, and how NatGeo recruits and selects its grantees. Who knows—maybe you will be one of the 2017 grantees! Speakers include Gregg Treinish and Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld, and Denise Prichard. $10 suggested donation.



SATURDAY 10/8

8:30AM-12:30PM: SATURDAY U

The FREE One-Day college education organized by the Wyoming Humanities Council and Central Wyoming College.

No pre-registration necessary and the lectures are free and open to the public. Here is the speaker lineup and schedule.



10AM-4 PM: GET HANDS ON WITH SCIENCE!

FREE family science fair with more than 25 mind-blowing activities for kids of all ages. Special workshops include: Organ Dissections, Science Behind CSI, Minecraft Magic: Learning Code, Science of Fermentation, Art and the Cosmic Connection, Gross Science Under the Microscope, Denver Museum of Nature and Science Virtual Lung Dissection, Science of Music, and Explore the Skies. Preregistration for some workshops is required.

Sign up will be available: http://www.jhwild.org/workshops.html


7 PM: JACKSON PREMIERE SCREENING of David Attenborough's "LIGHT ON EARTH"
Grand Helix Award winner of the 2016 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards. The spectacular and magical light produced by glowworms, fireflies and luminous plankton is known as bioluminescence - light made by living creatures. $5 Suggested Donation.

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