It’s time to let your curiosity run wild at the Bay Area Science Festival, October 27 to November 5. The festival features more than 50 events, including two signature events with KQED.
On Wednesday, November 2, from 8 to 10pm, KQED’s award-winning YouTube series Deep Look will be featured as part of a special Nerd Nite celebration at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in San Francisco. A screening of Deep Look’s most popular video, “How Mosquitoes Use Six Needles to Suck Your Blood,” will include a conversation with the video’s producer, Gabriela Quirós, and mosquito researcher, UC Davis biochemist Walter Leal. Tickets are required.
On Saturday, November 5, join the KQED Science team at the festival’s free finale event, Discovery Days at AT&T Park in San Francisco. From 10am to 4pm, the baseball stadium will be turned into an outdoor science museum with hands-on science demonstrations from premier science institutions.
KQED’s exhibit will feature a microscope station with samples related to Deep Look topics, including sea otter fur, morpho butterfly wings, owl feathers and more. Last, but not least, KQED has planned a special appearance by PBS’s Sid the Science Kid. The inquisitive youngster uses comedy to tackle kids’ questions about basic scientific principles and why things work the way they do. Be sure to stop by KQED’s booth and take a photo with Sid!