SciFest is a yearly international festival which brings together thousands of school kids, high school students, and teachers to discover new experiences and learn about science, technology and the environment. SciFest takes place every year in the month of April in Joensuu, Finland. The festival is free and open to everyone.
The key to SciFest is first-hand experience. SciFest is all about bringing science to young people in fun and engaging ways. This is why the chief element of the festival is workshops, where kids can experiment and try things out for themselves. Alongside these activities the festival offers science cafés, public speakers and a national RoboCupJunior tournament, to name just a few.
SciFest is future oriented and truly international by its very nature. The number one aim of the festival is to provide innovative solutions for education and the workforce challenges of the future. The previous festivals have had themes ranging from space to biodiversity, chemistry, and water with visitors and contributors from over 50 countries.
SciFest 2014 is themed "Critical Structures", in accordance with the UNESCO International Year of Crystallography. The expected number of visitors is no less than 10 000.
Please see>> http://www.scifest.fi/home_en.php
Further information: scifest(at)tiedeseura.fi or Dr. Pauliina Korhonen, tel. +358 50 361 1470
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