Event Resource Kit
Resources and tips to help plan your own Dark Matter Day 2023 event on or around October 31, 2023.
Types of Events You Can Hold
- Speaker Night or Series: Invite a Dark Matter Day expert/s to speak. Find a list of contacts here.
- Trivia Night: Host a trivia night themed around Dark Matter.
- Art Exhibit: Host an art exhibit and ask artists to center their work around dark matter.
- Educational Workshops: Organize workshops that explain complex concepts related to dark matter in simple terms. This can include hands-on activities or interactive experiments to help participants better understand the topic.
- Dark Matter Escape Room: Create an escape room experience centered around dark matter. Participants can work in teams to solve puzzles related to the topic while learning about its significance.
- Dark Matter Storytelling Night: Encourage people to share their own stories and thoughts about dark matter through spoken word, poetry, or short presentations. It's a creative way to engage the community.
- Virtual Events: Host webinars, live streams, or online discussions about dark matter for those who can't attend in person. This allows you to reach a global audience.
- School Programs: Collaborate with local schools to provide educational programs about dark matter, including classroom visits, science experiments, or contests for students.
- Cosmic Costume Contest: Encourage attendees to dress up as their favorite dark matter-related celestial objects, particles, or scientists. Offer prizes for the best costumes.
- Dark Matter Café: Set up a café with space-themed drinks and snacks, and provide a space for attendees to discuss dark matter in a relaxed setting.
- Science Fair for Kids: Host a science fair for children, with interactive exhibits and activities related to dark matter. It's a fun way to spark interest in young minds.
Promote Your Event
- Submit your event: Submit your event details using this online form. You can also submit event details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Promote your event: Consider promoting the event by notifying the local media and community groups, posting flyers, posting about it on social media, etc.
- Use Hashtags: Be a part of the Dark Matter Day conversation online, and get updates on news and events, using #DarkMatterDay.
- Creative Assets: Dark Matter Day Logos, social media posts, event poster templates.
- Visualizing Dark Matter: Images, animations, videos.
- Educational Resources: Help students learn about dark matter.
- News and Experiments: Learn more about dark matter at the Interactions.org Dark Matter Hub.
- Other Resources: Information about dark matter from NASA, science labs, and other sources.