There may still be six months to go but as usual, we are already steeped high in ideas and exploration for this year’s Midlands Science Festival and as always, we want to makes sure that this one is even bigger, better and most importantly more fun than ever!
We’ll be serving up a whole range of exciting activities and events for all ages so please keep an eye on our blog features and events page for updates and news which will be coming your way very soon.
As in the past, this year’s festival will provide something for everyone and we are very keen to shout our message from the rooftops; Science is not just for scientists! In particular, we want to ensure that we are really focusing on younger audiences again as our research demonstrates and experts tell us that the earlier we can get into classrooms to start promoting science, the better. In fact, this is a good time to start thinking about whether you have had a science event in your school before and if you would like one this year; if so please get in touch by clicking on our ‘Contact’ page. Of course, you can always run your own school science event or even explore the joys of science at home by doing simple experiments and by remembering that even when you wash your hands to get rid of the germs, that’s science!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have supported and attended our science festival events over the past few years as together we are spreading the science story across the Midlands and beyond. We are working hand in hand with some of the most amazing speakers and performers to communicate the key message that science is all around us in everyday life and is a fantastic career option for young people to consider. Every year we set out to show people from four years old upwards that science can be fun, inspiring and eye opening as well as educational and necessary.
Director of the Midlands Science Festival, Jackie Gorman said,
“We are so grateful to all of our sponsors, partners, teachers, speakers and the community for their support. Without the enthusiasm of schools and the hard work and creativity of our performers and event providers, our festival would not be possible. Last year, more than 4500 visitors participated in all events and this year we are hoping to see even more people so please mark your diaries – Science Week takes place across the country from November 13th -20th and we look forward to celebrating with you all at this action packed annual event.”