Join MuckRock for our Sunshine Week Transparency Science Fair

Join MuckRock for our Sunshine Week Transparency Science Fair

Come and explore the ways an open government is essential to an informed and engaged democracy

Written by
Edited by Michael Morisy and JPat Brown

To celebrate Sunshine Week, MuckRock is hosting our very own transparency-themed science fair on Saturday, March 16th at Oficio Back Bay! Think booths, interactive exhibits, prizes, swag and everything else science fair-y.

You’ll meet local activists, researchers, journalists, and more, all from organizations fighting for transparency, public records access, and government accountability.

They’ll share their work, answer your questions, and help you win prizes!

Come for an afternoon of exploring the exhibits - it’s an open house from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plus, you can stop by our two scheduled talks: a FOIA 101 Workshop and FOIA Stories with MuckRock executive editor JPat Brown.

We can’t wait to see you there! RSVP on our Eventbrite page below! (Due to space restrictions, registration is required.)

##FAQ **How can I contact the organizer with any questions?** ** There are two Oficio locations on Newbury Street ...(?)** Good catch! Our event is at [30 Newbury Street, 3rd Floor, Boston MA 02116](,+3rd+Floor,+Boston+MA+02116&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwic2ajTit_gAhWul-AKHUWaD0gQ_AUIDigB). **Do I have to follow the schedule of events?** Nope! It's an open house, but we recommend being there for the lightning talks and introductions from presenters! **Who can attend? ** Everyone! The event is all ages, open to the public and free of charge. Space is limited though, so register soon! **What if I want to make a contribution?** Thanks so much! There is a pay as you wish option when you reserve your ticket.
##Schedule of Events * 1pm-1:30pm - Arrive, meet, enjoy refreshments * 1:30pm-2pm - Lightning talks and introductions from each organization * 2pm-3pm - FOIA 101 Workshop * 3pm-4pm - FOIA Stories * 4pm-6pm - Explore stations, learn, interact with organizations
## Participating Organizations [ACLU Massachusetts]( [Emerson Engagement Lab]( [New England First Amendment Coalition]( [Society of Professional Journalists New England]( [Boston Institute of Nonprofit Journalism]( and more!

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Image by Pete Souza via Obama White House Archive