Abu Dhabi science fest from Nov 14
Abu Dhabi, September 23, 2013
An array of science workshops, shows and interactive exhibitions for young visitors and their families are set to be held in Abu Dhabi from November 14.
The Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF), which will run till November 23, will be held at the du Forum on Yas Island and the Abu Dhabi Corniche (East Plaza).
The festival is also launching a regional tour this year that will showcase key science activations in the Northern Emirates including Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain, besides Al Ain and Al Gharbia.
Director general of Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) Ahmed Saeed Al Calily, said: “Now in its 3rd edition, the ADSF is pushing further towards realizing its aims of instilling a passion for science and technology within our youth.”
The Organized School Tours Program (OST) is an integral part of the festival that caters to students giving them the chance to attend the festival accompanied by their teachers, said a statement.
This programme is made possible through TDC’s partnership with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), ADSF’s Education Partner, which enables the festival to align its activities with the science curriculum, thus giving children the experience of connecting fun activities with learning.
New Festival attractions for 2013 include signature shows such as MTV’s Crazy Lab, Zapata Flyboard Show and balloon sculptor Jason Hackenwerth.
As part of ADSF’s new attractions, a new space has been created called 'Launch Pad' at the du Forum where ADSF partners can showcase their work, ideas and concepts to festival visitors in an informal way.
In addition, workshops to unwrap an ‘Egyptian Mummy,’ experiment with ‘Blood Lab’ or go behind the scenes to analyse evidence and solve the mystery in the CSI-Crime Scene Investigation will be returning.
ADSF 2013 will also see a concentrated focus to increase the involvement of university students – ‘Science Communicators’ - to deliver the popular content. Over 900 university students including ADSF Alumni will be recruited locally and provided with expert training to deliver science programmes in uniquely engaging ways to excite the next generation of scientists. - TradeArabia News Service
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