On Earth Day (April 22, 2015), Art.Science.Gallery. is gathering Austin’s science-savvy organizations together for an outdoor activity fair at the gallery’s east Austin arts complex at Canopy (916 Springdale Rd. Austin, TX 78702). The second annual ATX Science Extravaganza celebrates Earth Day by raising funds for an environmental project, and by raising public awareness of the numerous science and nature related venues, organizations, lecture series and events in central Texas. The event is free and open to the public, with donations accepted. Read more about “The Buzz Stops Here” exhibit in our article.
The 2015 Earth Day ATX Science Extravaganza benefits the Sustainable Food Center’s new Teaching Apiary — an observation colony of honeybees that will be installed in the SFC Teaching Garden this fall. Visitors will be able to:
- Meet the people behind Austin’s science organizations and participate in fun science activities at each of the organization booths.
- Enjoy lemonade and meet young entrepreneur and bee enthusiast Mikaila Ulmer of Austin’s BeeSweet Lemonade (who was recently successful on SharkTank)
- Eat insects and learn about entomophagy with Little Herds.
- View the The Buzz Stops Here exhibit – an encaustic art exhibit at Art.Science.Gallery. about the science and conservation of bees (on view April 18 – May 30, 2015. The exhibit is a partnership between Art.Science.Gallery. and the International Encaustic Artists, and benefits The Sustainable Food Center’s Teaching Apiary.
- Enter a raffle drawing for prizes contributed by our participating organizations, benefitting the Sustainable Food Center’s Teaching Apiary.
- Enjoy food and drinks at Sa-Tén Coffee & Eats
- Explore the neighboring galleries and artist studios at the Canopy fine arts complex.
Participating organizations will include Astronomy On Tap Austin, The Austin Astronomical Society, BeeSweet Lemonade, The Beverly Sheffield Environmental Education Center at Barton Springs, Biomimicry Texas, Dorkbot Austin, Jerry’s Artarama of Austin, Little Herds, Nerd Nite Austin, The Sustainable Food Center, and many more! A full list of participating organizations will be updated at www.artsciencegallery.com/exhibitions.
In 2014 over 300 people attended, raising hundreds of dollars for a plastic pollution research voyage by Aly Tharp and the 5 Gyres Institute. Photos from last year’s event can be found on the gallery’s Flickr page.