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Abu Dhabi Science Festival from 
November 18-26

(Staff Reporter) / 20 October 2011

ABU DHABI - The Abu Dhabi Science Festival has attracted enthusiastic response from public and private schools across the emirate with over 17,000 children signing up, representing more than 175 schools. This leaves a very limited number of tour slots available.

From digging up dinosaurs, unwrapping Egyptian mummies and discovering the Muslim heritage in today’s technologies to launching rockets and building hydrogen-fuelled cars, the festival is bringing over 150 exciting informal science learning experiences to Abu Dhabi in a variety of spectacular shows, interactive exhibits and fun workshops.

The Abu Dhabi Science Festival, which will become an annual event, will run its various activities from November 18 to 26 primarily at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) and the Corniche. It is expected to be one of the largest hands-on science events in the world.

The festival is an initiative of the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) and has been designed to inspire the emirate’s youth in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).

The TDC has joined forces with its education partner, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), as well as the Edinburgh International Science Festival and 1001 Inventions as programming partners.

The partnership with the ADEC supports curriculum reforms by engaging students in fun, active learning experiences outside the classroom.

olivia@khaleejtimes.com

 
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