SciFest – Science, Technology and Environment festival for Kids and Youngsters, and ENO Conference - Together We Learn Better
'SciFest Finland, ENO Programme and the University of Joensuu will arrange this spring a global festival for schools on science, technology and environment. The festival consists of two simultaneous events: ENO conference (14-19 April) and SciFest 2008 Finland (16-19 April).
SciFest is a festival of science and technology, featuring popular lectures, game drives, workshops, robotics competitions and interactive exhibitions. Organised simultaneously with the ENO (Environment Online) Conference participating schools are invited to arrange English workshops in SciFest event concerning science, technology or environment. The ENO Conference is only for schools in ENO network but SciFest event is a public event for any schools interested.
Each delegation would consist of both teachers and students. The target group of the festival is pupils of 11-17 years old and high school students.
The environmental themes for the event will be Climate Change and Forests. Workshops will be arranged e.g. by Finnish Meteorological Institute and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).
The SciFest Finland will be carried out simultaneously with SciFest Africa in Grahamstown, South Africa. This year there will be an online connection between these two events. In Finland are expected 10 000 visitors from totally 50 countries.