Area K-12 students invited to Evergreen for annual science carnival

May 25, 2018
Evergreen student teaches carnival attendee about animals

Workshops, demonstrations and the chance to drop an egg four stories or watch thermal ignition, will excite science fans young and old during The Evergreen State College’s 15th Annual Science Carnival. The event takes place Friday, June 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the college’s Olympia campus. The event is free and registration is not required.

More than 150 Evergreen science students will offer presentations and activities to engage fairgoers with a broad range of science fields including astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, food, forestry, geology, health, marine life, math, physics, sustainability, zoology, and more. The presentations, based on student academic work and research, are designed to be participatory, hands-on, accessible, and fun.

“Everyone is a scientist, and science is for everybody,” says Dr. Krishna Chowdary, faculty member and Science Carnival committee member. “We're proud of our students for the science they've learned and the discoveries they've made, and for their willingness to share it with our community. As science students and scientists at a public college, it is our responsibility and our privilege to improve our efforts to include everyone in science.”

The event draws hundreds of K-12 students from around the region, including homeschoolers, as well as participants of all ages from the general community.

Visitors can see presentations in Evergreen's new science aquarium lab, and interact with advanced physics instrumentation. The “Save Humpty Dumpty” experiment, one of the more popular activities, allows children and families to build containers that could protect a raw egg from a four-story drop off the Evergreen clock tower bridge. In addition to “Kids & Science” programs, attendees can observe more advanced presentations and demonstrations, listen to talks and view poster displays created by science students, including members of Evergreen’s award-winning Chemistry Club.

In fall of 2017, 31 percent of Evergreen’s degree-seeking undergraduates were enrolled in high-demand science curriculum.

Evergreen is nationally recognized for its distinctive interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts and sciences. Princeton Review, Fiske Guide and U.S. News & World Report all cite Evergreen as one of the nation’s best colleges. More info at


Evergreen’s Science Carnival, Friday, June 1, 2018, 10 am – 3 pm

  • Free Admission—Bring your curiosity, no registration required
  • Free Parking—Request a pass at the parking booth
  • Welcome Center in the Lobby of Lab I—Pick up an event program on the day of the event.