• The Science Scene

The Science Scene is your one-stop source for events, activities, and other opportunities to experience science, technology, engineering and math happening across the metro area. The calendar includes links to information about workshops, films, Maker meetups, school-break camps, and more organized by institutions and people across the metro region. If you have an event that you’d like to promote here, please complete this form.

A list of STEM Summer Camps offered throughout Atlanta can be found here.

April 2019

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Open Build Night

Decatur Makers
Wednesday, 04/24/2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Makers

We are now hosting open build nights on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7 PM. These nights are open to members and non-members so if you're interested in checking out the space, come on by. Bring a project you'd like to work on, meet others who have the same passion or can help out, and/or work on one of our Decatur Maker projects du jour.

This is for makers of all ages, skill sets, and interests. Stop by, stay hi, and stay for the making.

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Makers

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Adults

Full STEAM Ahead

South Cobb Regional Library - Cobb County Public Libraries
Wednesday, 04/24/2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Public Event

Full STEAM Ahead is formatted to spark the imagination of children by providing innovative, hands-on programs that are Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) focused. Registration is required. Limited to 20. Intended for ages 9 and up.

COST: Free with adv registration

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TOPIC(S): STEAM

AUDIENCE(S): Ages 5-12 yrs

Kids' Art Smart

Gritters Library - Cobb County Public Libraries
Wednesday, 04/24/2019 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Public Event

Join artist, Bekalyn Craig, for an exciting exploration of the world of art. Part of the Gritters Library’s Preschool Wednesday Early Learning series, this program is designed to help kids ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, learn about art through history and science. Each class explores an art medium and includes a craft and activities! From the origami that is launched into space to T-Rex watermelons, we can go where no other children’s art class has gone before. Where does a pencil come from? Who invented paper? Find out more at Kid Art Smart!

Intended for Ages 3-5

COST: Free

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TOPIC(S): Visual and Performing Arts STEAM

AUDIENCE(S): Ages 0-4 yrs Ages 5-12 yrs

Family Build NIght

Decatur Makers
Wednesday, 04/24/2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Makers

Family build night is geared towards our littlest makers, age 6-10 and their adults. All projects supplies are free. But donations are welcome. This is a drop-in event. Come for the whole time or just a bit. Bring your dinner and hang out if that helps you get here!

Parents/Guardians must stay at Decatur Makers with their kiddos. It is FAMILY Build night after all.

COST: Donations are welcome

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TOPIC(S): Makers

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together)

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Nature Club at the CNC

Chattahoochee Nature Center
Thursday, 04/25/2019 — Thursday, 10/24/2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Public Event

Join The Nature Club monthly potluck and mingle with folks with similar interests. Then join our speaker at 7:30. The Nature Club meets the 4th Thursday of each month January to October. Themes vary each month.

For Ages 16 – Adult

COST: $10 general public/$5 CNC members.

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Nature & Environment

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Ages 13-18 yrs

Women Techmakers: Rookie Mistakes as a Junior Developer

General Assembly
Thursday, 04/25/2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Talk

Learn some basic do's and don'ts you should know when you get your first job as a Junior Developer. Come hear from Yvonne Allen about the mistakes she made and learn tips to become a more effective Junior Developer.

COST: Free with adv registration

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TOPIC(S): Technology Careers

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Friday, April 26, 2019

Learn GarageBand Recording

Southeast Atlanta Branch - Atlanta-Fulton County Library System
Friday, 04/26/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Workshop

Join us for an introduction to the GarageBand interface, working in track view vs. Live Loops and setting up your song or podcast. Learn recording for the beginning Podcaster casual or non-musician. For more information, e-mail [email protected]ntyga.gov or call 404-613-5771.

COST: Free

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TOPIC(S): Technology STEAM

AUDIENCE(S): Ages 13-18 yrs

Fab STEAM Friday

Lovejoy Branch: Clayton County Library System
Friday, 04/26/2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Public Event

Come explore different activities using science, technology. engineering, art and math.

COST: Free

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TOPIC(S): STEAM

AUDIENCE(S): Ages 13-18 yrs

Drop in Techonology (MakerSpace)

Clayton County Library Headquarters - Clayton County Public Library
Friday, 04/26/2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Public Event

Headquarters Makerspace

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Makers

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together)

Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Walking Tour: Westside Trail

Westside Beltline Trail
Friday, 04/26/2019 — Friday, 05/24/2019
10:00am - 11:30am

Public Event

Come walk the Atlanta BeltLine with an expertly trained Trees Atlanta docent! During the approximately 1 mile tour, attendees will learn about the Atlanta BeltLine including design and history, the horticultural collections of the Arboretum, and experience first-hand the positive changes the project is having on Atlanta’s communities.

COST: Free with adv registration

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TOPIC(S): Nature & Environment

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Adults

Saturday, April 27, 2019

STEM Stories

Mountain View Regional Library - Cobb County Public Libraries
Saturday, 04/27/2019 - 10:15am to 10:00am

Public Event

Start off your weekend with science! Preschoolers and their adults will explore everyday science topics through books, experiments, and art. Fun and hands-on, this interactive STEM storytime will peak preschool curiosity about the world around them. For children ages 3-5 and a participating adult. January 26 – Animal Tracks February 23 – Kinetic vs. Potential Energy March 23 – Bees and Pollination April 27 – Water Cycle

COST: Free

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TOPIC(S): STEAM

AUDIENCE(S): Ages 0-4 yrs Ages 5-12 yrs

Sigma STEAM Saturday

Metropolitan Branch Library - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Saturday, 04/27/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Public Event

Xi Chi Sigma presents STEAM books and science activities for elementary students. For more information, e-mail [email protected]

COST: Free

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TOPIC(S): STEAM

AUDIENCE(S): Ages 5-12 yrs

AstroKIds Club

Milton Branch Library - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Saturday, 04/27/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Public Event

Join Mr. Jeff as he leads us in our every other month exploration into the stars and galaxy above.

Ages 5+ with a parent or caregiver.

COST: Free

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TOPIC(S): Earth & Space Science

AUDIENCE(S): Ages 5-12 yrs

Astronomy Club

Milton Branch Library - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Saturday, 04/27/2019 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

Public Event

Join Mr. Jeff as he leads us in our every other month exploration into the galaxy and stars.

COST: Free

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TOPIC(S): Earth & Space Science

AUDIENCE(S): Ages 13-18 yrs Adults

NASA: Space for the Masses

Chamblee Branch - Dekalb County Public LIbrary
Saturday, 04/27/2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Public Event

Solar System Ambassador Ginny Mauldin-Kinney will discuss the Mars Insight Lander, the Curiosity rover, Chinese recent lunar landing, New Horizons in the Kuiper Belt, and other scheduled missions.

Ages 10+

COST: Free

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TOPIC(S): Earth & Space Science

AUDIENCE(S): Ages 13-18 yrs

Legos

Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center - Cobb County Public Libraries
Saturday, 04/27/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Public Event

Looking for something to do? Legos® bring out the engineer in all of us. Visit the Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center the 4th Saturday of the month and build an item from Lego® Challenge cards or make a structure using your own mental blueprint. No registration required. Ages 5-12 years and their Adult Caretakers. Children's Department

COST: Free

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TOPIC(S): Engineering

AUDIENCE(S): Ages 5-12 yrs

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Atlanta Audobon Society Monthly Meeting

Manuel's Tavern
Sunday, 04/28/2019 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Meetup

Our monthly meetings are free and open to the public. Please join us! Free parking is readily available to the south of the building. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Topics and activities vary each month. Check the website for my details.

COST: Free

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TOPIC(S): Nature & Environment Life Sciences

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Monday, April 29, 2019

Coding Basics (10-17 years)

Toco Hill Branch - Dekalb County Public Library
Monday, 04/29/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Workshop

A one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” and to show that anybody can learn the basics.

Ages 10 to 17

COST: Free

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TOPIC(S): Computer Science

AUDIENCE(S): Ages 13-18 yrs Ages 5-12 yrs

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