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October Science Calendar

Head to America's dairyland for Fermentation Fest, or dig around in the dirt on National Fossil Day.

By Elisa NeckarAug 28, 2014 12:00 AM
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Lois Greenfield's Resonating Fields opens Oct. 4 at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art in Midland, Mich.  | Courtesy Lois Greenfield

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Oct. 4: Today through Dec. 21, photographer Lois Greenfield’s Resonating Fields showcases the human body’s precision and power in motion at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art in Midland, Mich

Oct. 4: Winged Things Don’t let the name fool you: The Florida Museum of Natural History’s ButterflyFest features bats, bees and birds, as well as butterflies. Activities include a plant sale and costumed Pollinator Parade.

Oct. 4-13: Fermentation Fest in Reedsburg, Wis., combines chemistry and cookery in workshops on cheese, beer, kombucha, kefir, hard ciders, pickles, jams, wine, yogurt, sourdough bread, kimchi, sauerkraut and … you get the idea. 

Oct. 11: Bookstores, libraries and schools across the country celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with craft projects, costume contests and, of course, readings. We have a good feeling about this! 

Oct. 14: PBS and AOL premiere “Makers: Women in Space,” narrated by Jodie Foster and featuring interviews with astronauts Mae Jemison (right), Eileen Collins and Ellen Ochoa. 

Oct. 15: Celebrate National Fossil Day by joining special activities planned at museums around the country. Or, if you’re a wee one, spend the day earning a Junior Paleontologist Badge at a participating national park.

Oct. 17: The game is afoot at the Museum of London, where Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die dives into the creation, character and mind of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s genius detective.

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