Do we still burn coal? When do we plan to stop doing it? What do we know about properly managing natural resources? Do we recycle correctly? Knowing what is right and wrong is not always enough to make our ambitious environmental goals a reality. Social and economic barriers are often confronted and intertwined.
The solution lies in sustainability and “knowledge economy”, thus the Athens Science Festival 2019 will focus on this area! Together we will explore all challenges linked with living a sustainable everyday life, we will share good practices in order to reduce our environmental footprint and plan a future where global warming is in line with growth. An unforgettable experience awaits this year’s festival audience: observation and demonstration will give way to exploration and experimentation and all visitors will become part of science in the most interactive and entertaining way!
The Festival is organized around several thematic areas and we are adressing an open invitation to the participants of this year’s festival so as to plan their actions by prioritizing issues that highlight the following scientific areas:
Green Development / Cyclical Economy / Bio-Economy / Energy / Biodiversity / Climate Change / Ecosystems / Water Resources / Soil/ Forests
Since 2014, Athens Science Festival is bringing every year young and old people close to science. It demonstrates modern scientific and technological achievements and brings new knowledge through a continuous and open dialogue with the public.
However, this year we are setting a new and more tempting bet: to make the visitor part of the science. In ASF2019, observation and demonstration are substituted with exploration and experimentation. Through hands-on and experiential activities, our purpose is to offer an unforgettable experience and to invite the audience to take science on their “hands”. We are therefore urging ASF19 participants to design experiential educational workshops and events for Festival visitors, offering the public the joy of participation.
Furthermore, due to the renovation of the Technopolis Central Amphitheater, speeches will be restricted on this year’s festival, and emphasis will be put on educational workshops for adult and experiential workshops.
In addition, responding to public’s desire for more scientific activities not only for children but for all ages throughout the day, we will seek to enhance the afternoon zone with workshops, experiments and experiential activities. We are looking forward to your proposals in order to organize a Festive, Attractive, Powerful and Fresh Festival, but most important a Festival that ensures that the public is aware of and engaged with the great challenges facing our planet!
ORGANIZERS & KEY PARTNERS
The Athens Science Festival 2019 is organized by the educational organization “Science Communication – SciCo”, the British Council, the Technopolis City of Athens, the Onassis Scholars’ Association, the Ministry of Energy and Environment and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, in collaboration with more than 120 academic, research and educational institutions, and with the support of 250 volunteers. Strategic partner of the Athens Science Festival 2019 is the State Scholarships Foundation- IKY.
There are target zones at the festival: Weekdays – the mornings we are targeting mainly at schools. afternoon and evening zone is targeting adult audiences, while the festival will be addressing to families and the general public during the weekends.
Videos from previous ASF
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DECLARATION OF PARTICIPATION
For your participation in the Athens Science Festival 2019, please fill in the online participation form on the Festival website. Completion deadline for entry form 10 February 2019. For any clarification please contact us at [email protected]
Wednesday 3 April to Sunday 7 April 2019
General entrance: 5 euros
Scheduled school visits:
Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 April 2019
Times: 9.00 – 14.00
School entrance: 3 euros/student
If you wish to plan a school visit, please contact Victoria Kyriaki at [email protected]
HOW TO GET HERE
Pireos and Voutadon, Athens 11854
Technopolis City of Athens: 100 Peiraios st., Gazi 100, Gazi, (+30) 210 3475518, (+30) 210 3453548
Access: Metro: “Kerameikos” station, Trolley bus: No. 21 (from Omonia square), “Fotaerio” stop, Buses: 049, 815, 838, 914, Β18, Γ18, “Fotaerio” stop