24 hours of science festival
on the Island of Montréal
More than 450 activities throughout Québec including 50 in Montreal
More than 50 activities will take place in Montreal for the 14th edition of 24 hours of science on May 10 and 11. Those curious and passionate about science will enjoy this festival!
It will be possible to discover life in the marshes of the Pointe aux Prairie Nature Park, learn the link between mathematics and magic at UQAM, or discover technology with Lego bricks at Robert Bourassa library.
A kiosk gathering will be held at Parcours Gouin, bringing together WWF Canada, Monarch Mission, Let’s Talk Science, the Quebec Mining Association and many other organizations.
A tree discovery activity is planned on the campus of McGill University, as well as a series of chemistry discovery experiments. The Breast Cancer Foundation will hold a public forum at the Science Centre, which is also hosting an exhibit on spiders.
This year, the theme of the 24 Hours of Science is The Earth of Tomorrow, which focuses on our future and the environment.
Several astronomy activities will also be on the program to mark the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the Moon. These are but a sampling of activities offered.
This year, the theme of the 24 Hours of Science is The Earth of Tomorrow, which focuses on our future and the environment. In this critical period facing climate change, we want to bring to light the situation, but also the many initiatives and the possible solutions that exist. The theme also opens to numerous subjects related to future discoveries and advances in science and technology such as artificial intelligence, the discovery of exoplanets, and much more!
More than 450 activities are planned across the province. The majority of activities are free. Many disciplines are covered: biology, chemistry, mathematics, health, human sciences, etc. Choosing your activities is easy with the user-friendly search engine available at science24heures.com
The festival, organized by Science pour tous and recognized by UNESCO, is also a part of Science Odyssey, a nation-wide event hosted by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
The spokespeople for the event are science journalist Marie-Pier Elie and Dominique Berteaux, the Canada Research Chair in Northern Biodiversity from the Université du Québec à Rimouski. They invite you to enjoy the festival!
Science pour tous
A private non-for-profit organization, Science pour tous gathers proponents for a scientific and technical culture in Quebec. 24 Hours of Science is the flagship event of the organization. The festival is supported by major partners such as le Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Feature image: Virginie Bounouane
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