New York City Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein, award-winning actor Alan Alda, Columbia physicist Brian Greene, Muppet scientist Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, and a panel of university presidents held a special press conference today in order to announce the details of the World Science Festival. The festival, the first of what is expected to be an annual event, will run from May 28 to June 1, 2008 in New York City.
Special events will be held all over the city - from Columbia University to the Guggenheim to the Metropolitan Museum to the Museum of Modern Art, plus other events at smaller theaters and lecture halls.
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew helped unveiled some of the festival's programs. The Muppet scientist took to the microphone to announce the roster of family-oriented programs and exhibits. Events include special exhibits featuring Scholastic's Magic School Bus, entertaining demonstrations from mind-boggling mathemagicians, special workshops with Disney Imagineers, a giant World Science Festival's street fair, and much more.
Stating that "science can be as explosive and violent as any TV program", Bunsen showcased his concept of "string theory" by spraying the festival's creator with a can of silly string.
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew will be featured in the Disney-sponsored Imagineering events. The festival will feature several events sponsored by the team of scientists and engineers at Disney Imagineering. These events will give an inside look at how science makes Disney magic.
For more information on the World Science Festival visit worldsciencefestival.com.