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COSI Announces Plans for 2019 Science Festival

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega COSI Announces Plans for 2019 Science FestivalCOSI SciFest, May 1 through 4. Photo by Lauren Sega.
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Science enthusiasts will have an event all their own come spring 2019. This afternoon, COSI and Battelle announced plans for the COSI Science Festival, a four-day event offering more than 60 ways to engage with science around the central Ohio community and a final day-long “carnival-style” celebration on the Scioto Peninsula outside COSI. It’ll all take place on May 1-4, 2019.

As a partner and “visionary founder” on the project, Battelle has pledged $850,000 over three years to help fund the COSI Science Festival. The goal? To direct more attention, interest and awareness to the science and technology innovation happening in the central Ohio region.

“The COSI Science Festival will showcase how exciting, interesting, fun, and accessible science is to all of us and how relevant it is to our daily lives,” said Dr. Frederic Bertley, COSI President & CEO, in a press release. “Science festivals are fantastic ways to engage communities and meet the people right where they live, learn, and lounge. The COSI Science Festival will reach people in communities all over central Ohio, make science topics more accessible and inspire people to get excited about science.”

Plans are now underway to find additional funding, as the COSI Science Festival is intended to be an annual event that grows every year.

For more information, visit cosiscifest.org.

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