Overwhelming school response for Abu Dhabi Science Festival
- United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, October 18 - 2011 at 13:45
- PRESS RELEASE
The Abu Dhabi Science Festival has attracted enthusiastic reactions from public and private schools across the Emirate with over 17,000 children signed-up representing more than 175 schools - leaving a very limited number of tour slots available. Children are also invited to visit the Festival with their families outside the school program timings - from 4pm each weekday and from 2pm on the two weekends of the Festival.
The Festival is an initiative of the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) and has been designed to inspire the Emirate's youth in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). In organizing this city-wide event, TDC has joined forces with its education partner, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), as well as the Edinburgh International Science Festival and 1001 Inventions as programming partners. The partnership with ADEC supports curriculum reforms by engaging students in fun, active learning experiences outside the classroom.
Held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and supported by its main sponsors, Tawazun and Dolphin Energy, the Festival is one of many strategic initiatives that TDC will launch to popularize STI in Abu Dhabi in support of the Emirate's long-term human capital development plans and as part of TDC's mandate to help elevate Abu Dhabi into a world-class center for STI.
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