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Franklin Institute Philadelphia Science Festival April 26 to May 4; FMC Joins As Partner

The Philadelphia Science Festival will be held from April 26 to May 4 showcasing the critical role science and technology play in everyday life.

The Festival is an unprecedented collaboration of more than 200 of the region's top organizations led by The Franklin Institute since 2011.

The Festival is part of a national movement to make science hands-on and accessible, and it builds on the city's rich history of originality and invention with dozens of free events at museums, labs, libraries, and even beer gardens and fossil parks.

FMC Partnership

On March 25, the Franklin Institute and agricultural sciences company FMC Corporation have formed a multi-year partnership to build upon and develop a series of innovative, engaging educational experiences highlighting sustainability, environmental science and their importance in our society.

"At a time when the focus on STEM is more important than ever, we are grateful for the commitment of FMC to The Franklin Institute, the city of Philadelphia, and the wider region," said Larry Dubinski, President and CEO of The Franklin Institute. "From the Philadelphia Science Festival to the museum experience in Changing Earth, this partnership is built on expertise, collaboration and a commitment from two Philadelphia-based organizations to work together to engage, inspire, and enlighten the next generations of STEM leaders."

"Our partnership with the Franklin Institute allows FMC to highlight the importance of sustainable, productive agriculture in a world facing a fast-growing population and water scarcity challenges," said Pierre Brondeau, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of FMC. "We have made recent investments in our global R&D headquarters located in the Philadelphia area, and employ some of the world's preeminent agricultural scientists. We look forward to sharing this expertise with the Philadelphia community."

As part of its involvement in the Festival, FMC will host a significant exhibit during the Science Carnival on the Parkway, the marquee event that closes out the nine-day event on May 4. In addition, FMC will be hosting activities at Science in Clark Park on April 27 from Noon to 4:00 p.m.

For more information on activities, presentations and more, visit the Philadelphia Science Festival webpage.

Visit the The Franklin Institute website for information all the events and activities the Institute has to offer.


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[Posted: March 26, 2019]


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