The World Science Festival, now in its 8th year, is going on through the weekend around the city, and comes to Washington Square on Sunday, May 31st when the park will act as host to the Ultimate Science Street Fair.
Added on this year to the schedule is a chance to discover wildlife in the park between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., led by SciStarter, Discover Magazine and the Science Cheerleaders – they’ll be the ones with the pom poms!
From the organizers:
We will make observations and share wildlife sightings with researchers via Twitter, on Sunday, May 31, anytime between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Just look for the Science Cheerleaders or the SciStarter team and, together, we will do some important citizen science!
If you can’t join us, follow along via Twitter! Hashtags: #WSF2015 and #SciStarter!
At 1:30 p.m., Village resident Local Ecologist’s Georgia Silvera Seamans will join them near Garibaldi Plaza and showcase WSP Eco-Projects / WSP EcoMap so that “folks can participate in a pop-up tree hunt and share their finds via social media. Georgia will add popular spots to see and/or hear squirrels and certain birds.”
WSP Eco-Projects created a map, WSP Nature Finds, and notes:
We’ve marked the locations of six iconic, unusual, and common trees, popular places to see pigeons and squirrels, and a spot to look up to see the red-tailed hawk nest.
Take pictures and tweet locations to: #WSPNatureFinds, #SciStarter, #WSF2015!
The Ultimate Science Street Fair at Washington Square Park will take place Sunday, May 31st from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. It basically “turns [the park] into an outdoor lab celebrating the fascinating science that shapes our lives. It’s a full day of hands-on activities, interactive experiments, installations, and demonstrations.”
Full schedule for the day can be found here.
The great map at top was created by artist Eric Chase Anderson.
Previously at Washington Square Park Blog:
A Map of Natural Inhabitants and Visitors of Washington Square Park January 23, 2015