How does the new Bay Bridge withstand earthquakes? How are scientists engineering bacteria to create biofuels? How are training athletes to recover faster from surgeries? How are we restoring the Bay to include healthy wetlands?

Explorer Days is a series of science tours/hikes/ explorations designed to answer these questions and showcase the incredible scientific and engineering wonders on the Bay Area. Coordinating these tours will allow attendees to intimately experience the diversity of science/engineering/ technology/infrastructure activities happening locally. Every tour should be accompanied by at least one scientist/engineer to provide a unique perspective on the tour. Check out some past tours for example explorations.

We encourage a majority of tours to happen on Sunday 10/30, but we can also host tours throughout festival week. Registration deadline is 9/16/16.

All of the tours will be promoted via the science festival website, print materials, and marketing campaign. All participating organizations will be highlighted. We encourage any event hosts to also help with publicity, though in our experience, most tours will fill up quickly. We are also planning targeted PR outreach to publications around this day. If you have any questions related to PR, please contact us at events@bayareascience.org

Logistical Details

When: Throughout the festival week (10/27-11/5) with most tours on Sunday, October 30th, 9AM – 8PM. Choose anytime that works for your group – tours should last 1-2 hours.

Where: Anywhere in the Bay Area. We aim to have geographic diversity with tours in every part of the Bay.

Who: Tours should be suitable to families and adults alike, with reasonable age restrictions to ensure safety.

Cost: We encourage most tours to be free, but understand that charging is sometimes necessary.

Safety: All participants should sign a general waiver liability form, either provided by your organization, or using the festival template.

Interested? Sign up using the form below. Registration deadline is 9/16/16.