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Education for everyone in the Science Festival

The World Science Festival holds a massive event in Times Square, New York City full of events, music, and hands-on activities. “The purpose of Science in the Square was to educate, entertain, and inspire people to appreciate the earth and its surroundings. Topics concerning our planet included sustainability, global warming, re-use and recycle. The first, sustainability, was one of the main focuses of this event. New York is very aware of sustainability technology. For example, some of the activities included the Sustainable Dance Floor. The floor is a creative way of showing energy consumption and capture. As seen on the video below, as people danced, they generated kinetic energy.


The Sustainable Dance Floor is the world’s first to convert kinetic energy of dancing people to electricity.

Aside from all the learning, one of the main events of Science is in the Square is Sustainable Dance Floor. The piece depicts a much-increasing concern for how we generate energy. “I have never had this much fun while doing science,” said Jean M. from California, who is visiting Times Square for the first time. Sustainable Dance Floor is a work of art to help create awareness. Also, we need to bring the focus back to renewable energy and a sustainable environment.

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. - Carl Sagan

The World Science Festival Takes Place in Times Square, Midtown, NY

Cool Educational Events Happening:

  • Water Tank
  • Kinetic Dancefloor
  • Q&A Booth

Notable New Yorker Scientists:

  • Richard Axel - Nobel Prize winner
  • Carl Sagan - astronomer
  • Jonas Salk - developed first polio vaccine
  • Gertrude B. Elion - Nobel Prize winner Biochemistry
  • Richard P. Feynman - Nobel prize winner Physics

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