The 23rd Flagstaff Festival of Science begins tonight, and this year's theme is water. Over the next ten days, there will be dozens of water-related events, including a talk by the grand daughter of legendary filmmaker, Jacques Cousteau. Arizona Public Radio's Shelley Smithson spoke with festival organizer Bonnie Stevens.
*Cousteau's talk is tonight at 7:00 at NAU's Ardrey Auditorium*
With school starting this month, nurses in Flagstaff have been busy giving students their shots. But a growing number of parents in Coconino County are opting not to immunize their children. Public-health officials fear this could mean the resurgence of diseases that were disappearing.
Last month, President Obama handed out the most prestigious science award for young researchers. The Presidential Early Career Award honors science and engineering professionals in the beginning stages of their research careers. One of the recipients was 38 year old Flagstaff geologist, Justin Hagerty. His work focused on studying the evolution of the moon, particularly the dark side of the moon.