Dear friend of Wonderfest,
You have good taste in friends! In the “person” of Wonderfest, you have befriended a very enterprising Beacon of Science. In our first year as an independent nonprofit, Wonderfest has:
- presented eleven expert and engaging public science gatherings
- more than tripled* the traffic to our science-intense website and Facebook page
- established six new* partnerships with other educational organizations (the Commonwealth Club, most recently)
- created Wonderfest Science, a new MeetUp group, currently with 281 members
- conducted a Bay-Area-wide, do-it-yourself experiment into the remarkable claim that hot water freezes faster than cold water.
- invented — and begun commercial development of — a new and fundamental science education tool, the Massometer
- created the Radical Physics (RP) online physics course with twenty inaugural episodes
- funded ten new RP episodes through Kickstarter’s “What Is Energy?” campaign.
Wonderfest is going strong. But with your help, there’s so much more that we can do! Please help Wonderfest continue its outstanding work for science education and popularization by attending End of Daze, our low-cost gala fun(d)raiser this Saturday evening in San Francisco.
Planetary scientist Chris McKay will be there (in person). And so will doomed friends Kiera & Steve (on the silver screen) in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. There’ll be free popcorn and a no-host bar for drinks and candy.
Tickets for End of Daze are still available. It’s not too late to have a blast(!) with your best science friend: Wonderfest!
– Tucker Hiatt, Executive Director
* compared with Wonderfest’s pre-“Beacon” days, when it was the Bay Area Festival of Science