Science Day

8th Annual Science Day


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What is Science Day at Dartmouth?

Graduate students from Dartmouth College invite area students (with an accompanying adult) to visit our labs on campus, meet real scientists-in-training, and learn about a wide variety of fields of scientific research.

Graduate students in the sciences will lead fun demonstrations and hands-on activities. Come spend the day with us and learn just how exciting research can be! This is your chance to talk with real scientists, ask questions, and find out why they love what they do!

Science Day at Dartmouth is organized and funded by the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth.

When and where is Science Day?

Date: April 8th, 2023
Location: Life Sciences Center, Dartmouth College

What do you need to do to participate in Science Day?

When you arrive on campus, park in the Dewey Field Lot and then follow the signs to our Welcome Table in the lobby of the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center. At the Welcome Table, you will be asked to fill out an activity waiver for each member of your group, if you haven't done so already (select "Science Day at Dartmouth- Guarini School- Amanda Skinner" from the drop-down menu). You will receive a guide packet containing information about the activity stations in each department, along with maps and directions to help you find them. Graduate students and volunteers will be available to answer questions and help you find your way.

Other Important Information:

Science Day at Dartmouth is a drop-in event. Our activity stations will be open from 10am-3pm, and you may arrive and leave whenever you like.  Most activities and demonstrations are geared for students in 5th-10th grade, and designed to be approximately 15 minutes each. (Interested students outside that age range are still welcome to attend!)  Students are encouraged to ask questions and get involved in the stations!  We have organized the event so that participants can visit as many or as few stations as they like and spend as much or as little time at each one as they choose. Click here to check out all the stations and topics from previous years!

Things to keep in mind:

  • All students MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times!
  • Please enter ONLY the areas designated for Science Day.  Do not explore the academic buildings unaccompanied.  Many laboratories have sensitive and/or dangerous equipment.
  • Please be considerate in academic buildings and laboratories: many students and faculty members will be working in their laboratories or offices during the event.
  • If you are ever lost or confused, ask for help!  We will have Science Day volunteers helping people find their way around campus.
  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but decrease in nationwide and statewide cases, this is a mask-friendly but not required event! We encourage anyone who would feel more comfortable wearing a mask to do so. There will be some adult- and child-sized masks available at the Welcome Table and hand sanitizer available at all stations.

The most important thing to remember about Science Day is to HAVE FUN!  Science is cool and exciting, and we are all looking forward to sharing our experiences with you!