Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity 2018

Published on 03/07/18 in Outreach

The Festival of Science and Curiosity is now in its 4th year, and is produced by an enthusiastic collaboration of Nottingham organisations.

This year’s festival ran over half term week from 14th – 21st February and boasted an impressive programme of science activities through comedy, games, conferences and demonstrations.

Overall support for the festival has been generously provided by the University of Nottingham, while several organisations are supporting the development and delivery of individual projects throughout the festival. As a not-for-profit initiative, the festival is also supported in many different, invaluable ways by a number of local organisations: British Science Association, STEM Ambassador Hub, Ignite, Stem City, Nottingham City Council, Wollaton Hall, Nottingham Trent University, The National Videogame Archade, Real World Science

C1net outreaches  Louise Dynes, Jacque Minton, Philippa Strong, Beth Redfern, Chris McCusker and Christian Gude contributed to the cause with two presentations of Game of Fuels at Nottingham and Bulwell Library.

http://www.nottsfosac.co.uk/

At both events a total of about 80 people played the game.  Though some of the concepts were challenging, the children enjoyed playing the game and both adults and children said they had learned something new, one parent even wanted to buy the game!

Feedback reports:

100% enjoyed playing, 100% learned something new and 75% wanted to learn more about Biofuels

Comments included:

Interesting facts, Good game for older audience and a motivating game for children to learn about science