Science in Words and Pictures: To See the Fantastic with Everyday Eyes

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Science in Words and Pictures: To See the Fantastic with Everyday Eyes

Sajan Saini, PhD. explores ways to communicate science by humorous, adventurous, and epic modes of animation & illustration.

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Cold Hollow Sculpture Park 4280 Boston Post Rd Enosburg Falls, VT 05450

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About this event

Throughout our 2022 program series “How We Make Things”, we’ve explored ways of bringing one’s ideas and vision to life and what goes into its making. For our final presentation of the season, Sajan Saini, PhD will dive into how we can communicate our ideas with clarity and coherence by using unexpected tools, such as humorous and entertaining animation.

Learn more about the Park and our programs HERE.

About Sajan Saini, PhD

Dr. Sajan Saini is a lecturer, writer, and research scientist with over twenty years of experience in integrated photonics, science communications, and writing. He is the Education Director for the Initiative for Knowledge and Innovation at MIT, where he overseas production of manufacturing education products for engineer and technician training in integrated photonics. He was formerly a professor of physics with CUNY, has taught on scientific writing and comic book literature at Princeton University. He is the author of two book chapters and his writings have appeared in Harper's Magazine, TED-Ed science videos, and Marvel Comics.

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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Cold Hollow Sculpture Park address is 4280 Boston Post Road, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450. CHSP is not far from Burlington and Montreal.  Please go to Google Maps for specific directions. Approaching on the Boston Post Road, from north or south, the CHSP concrete sculpture on the west side of the road indicates our driveway.

There is free parking.

Will the event take place rain or shine?

Yes! The event is indoors and will take place in all weather except severe thunder storms. In the case of severe weather, we will hold the event on Sunday, October 9.  If there are any changes to the date, we will email all who have RSVP'd here and post updates on our website and social media.

What is your mask policy?

Masks are welcome but not required.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

We provide:

  • Maps and information
  • A small number of umbrellas for walking around the park in sun and drizzle
  • Port-a-potty facilities
  • Parking
  • Cold beverages after the event

We suggest you bring the following if you plan to tour the park before or after the event:

  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Sunhat and/or umbrella
  • Extra layer
  • Camera and/or journal
  • All food and drink for personal consumption. We recommend picnic supplies. We encourage you to come early or stay after the event, tour the park, eat, drink and be merry.
  • Please pack out all trash.

Please do not bring:

  • Pets of any kind (on or off leash). Service Animals as defined under ADA Title II and III are permitted.
  • Unsupervised children
  • Cigarettes

Please do not attend if you or anyone in your party is not feeling well or has had recent exposure to COVID-19 and is not vaccinated. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?