16-20 October 2017

One of the main aims of the Norwich Science Festival is to inspire young people and encourage them to get involved in science.

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The 2017 Learning Programme’s theme is ‘Exploration’. We are offering learners the chance to explore our fascinating planet, blast off into the vast universe above us, dive into the deepest oceans, and examine the complex DNA which makes up every living organism.

There are lots of opportunities for children, young people and educational organisations to explore science with interactive exhibitions, Science Slams and the Youth STEMM Award Passport.

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‘Explore Science’ Experience Days – for secondary schools

A whole day dedicated to getting interactive with science! Whether it’s exploring the vast universe above us, the deepest oceans, frozen landscapes, the soils of the earth, or the complex DNA in every living organism, there’ll be plenty of activities to open up our amazing world to young minds.

Earth Adventure

Earth Adventure with Huw James – shows how our planet is very special, and takes you on a tour of some of the most amazing locations on our planet, with HD footage from the field and interactive demonstrations.

Science Slams – get face-to-face with a variety of scientists and organisations, and explore their important work in 15-minute Science Slam sessions.

Youth STEMM Award takeover stage with Dr Ken Farquhar – STEM clubs take over the stage to present their own explorations in science, plus Dr Ken presents a few quirky experiments of his own.

Celebrating 50 years of JIC – meet ‘good’ microbes that help our food grow and fight back against ‘bad’ microbes; discover how science lets us ‘look’ at atoms to solve puzzles, and find out what’s really in the food you eat.

If you would like to get in touch, contact Sarah Power, Learning and Events Manager and Lizzie Figura- Drane, Learning Events Coordinator, at learning@theforumnorwich.co.uk.

The 2017 Learning Programme is sponsored by Norse Group.