A rich program for schools which, together with the online schedule inaugurated last year, can also be used in person. The Science Festival, scheduled in Genoa from 21 October to 1 November 2021, is preparing for the nineteenth edition and launches the first news on the offer dedicated to schools, an audience that has always represented the heart of the event. After the 2020 edition, the students therefore return to animate the places of the Festival and populate the workshops and exhibitions, organized in full compliance with current regulations and with great attention to safety. For the first time, the online program for schools, which can be used by classes throughout Italy, extends beyond the duration of the event, until November 12, 2021. “A great attention to safety and a step towards normality – explains the president of the Festival della Scienza Marco Pallavicini – in this new Festival that wants to return to host a fundamental part of its audience, the schools.
Our goal for the 2021 edition is to offer a Festival as complete as possible and to do it in total safety. For this reason, we reopen workshops and exhibitions for schoolchildren, visitors we found missing in the last edition. Alongside the face-to-face activities, the range of online proposals is strengthened and enriched, with workshops conducted by our scientific animators, meetings with researchers and virtual guided visits to the laboratories of the most important research institutions, which teachers and students will be able to follow from all classes. Italy”.
The complete programs of face-to-face events and the online schedule are available on the website www.festivalscienza.it, while the call center for reservations will be active starting from Monday 4 October 2021. The online program, inaugurated during the last edition with “The goes on air ”to allow students to experience the Festival despite the impossibility of participating, this year it is enriched thanks to the collaboration with Orientamenti. «We are convinced that the Science Festival is also a moment of orientation that places a particular emphasis on science subjects for boys, but especially for girls. – Declare the Councilor for Culture and the School of the Liguria Region Ilaria Cavo – It is important to intercept the new needs of companies and there is a fact that absolutely needs to grow: out of 100 students enrolled at the University only 18 attend Stem courses related to technical-scientific disciplines, ie those courses that enable the skills that are increasingly required by the labor market.
The Unioncamere data at the national level of next in the next five years the need about 900 thousand people trained in the Stem area. This is why the projects of the Liguria Region devote a lot of attention to the promotion of these paths and the NRP is also moving in this direction ». The part for the schools in the presence is divided into 15 exhibitions and 40 workshops, set up between Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo della Borsa, Piazza delle Feste, Blue District, Palazzo Reale, University Library of Genoa, Galata Museo del Mare, Biosphere, Museum of History Natural Giacomo Doria, Albertis Castle, Botanical Garden and Villa del Principe.
Details on access times will be announced shortly on the Science Festival website. The “Scientists in schools” project also returns during the Festival, with important names in the scientific panorama who will visit some Genoese schools. The digital offer confirms last year’s winning formula and offers three types of events: 10 digitalk, virtual meetings in which scientific researchers talk about each other, 35 digilabs, interactive workshops conducted by the Festival’s animators, and 15 digitours, virtual guided tours. inside the research centers, to find out how the job of the researcher works. The contents of the events, designed and created with the support of the main Italian and European research bodies and the most consolidated scientific dissemination associations, are aimed at a very wide school range: from primary school to high school. The online program for schools, which will run from 21 October to 12 November 2021, is also implemented thanks to the contribution of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, the first supporter of the Science Festival. HOW TO BOOK The call center for reservations for schools is active on 010 8934340 starting from Monday 4 October. Reservation is free and compulsory for all events. Each school group is entitled to a maximum of three free bookings per day. The ticket for schools costs 9 euros and is valid for the entire duration of the Science Festival. The digitours and digitalk are free and can be used on the Orientations platform. The accompanying teacher subscription is free. The School Ticket and the Teacher Subscription the use of individual use of the entire Festival program, from 21 October to 12 November – both in presence and online – and include access to the festivalscienza.online platform, where it will be possible in streaming and on-request meetings and performances of the Science Festival. As for children aged 12 and over, access to face-to-face events is allowed only upon presentation of the Covid-19 green certification. The opening hours of the call center are: from 4 October to 20 October, from Monday to Friday 08.30 – 17.00; from 21 October to 1 November, from Monday to Friday 08.30 – 19.00; Saturday and holidays 09.30 – 19.00; from 2 November to 12 November, from Monday to Friday 08.30 – 14.