Step Into a Scientist’s Shoes

Presented by Desert Research Institute

“From science to insanity and back again”… Science is a pathway to adventure!

What does it feel like to be a scientist? Join us for a family-friendly TED-style talk on the places that science can take us, illustrated with stories and experiences by Ted Hartwell.

Bring your five senses as Ted shares his adventures in archaeology, comets and asteroids, community environmental monitoring, and more. He will share firsthand tales of the exciting journeys powered by science, which has led him on a path of lifelong learning, community stewardship, international archaeological work, and collaboration with Native American Tribes across Nevada.

This program is family-friendly and open to all, and the content presented is most suitable for those ages 9 and up.

Registration in advance is required to attend. We will hold three seatings of the same great program for this event, which will begin at 5:00, 6:15, and 7:30pm. Each session will start promptly, so please arrive on time for a fun and smooth program! Parking is available on the streets neighboring the store (metered until 6:00pm, free afterwards).

Date & Time

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
5:00 – 5:50pm
6:15 – 7:05pm
7:30 – 8:20pm


Patagonia Outlet
130 S. Center Street
Downtown Reno


All ages




Advance registration is required to attend.

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The Northern Nevada Science & Technology Festival is a week-long community celebration of the innovation happening in our region. The festival will inspire and connect our community with the power of science and technology through hands-on school programs as well as a series of free, family-friendly events hosted by well-known formal and informal educational organizations throughout Northern Nevada.