Abu Dhabi Science Festival for curious young minds
The fifth Abu Dhabi Science Festival has found a new home in Mushrif Central Park, where it will debut out-of-this-world workshops that tie in with the country’s space ambitions and promote skills the future workforce will need.
The 11-day festival will run from November 12 to 22 and will offer more than 50 workshops, exhibits and shows to excited children about science, technology, engineering and maths.
“The science festival is one of the main engines for our students that encourages and nourishes their will to discover more, research more and invent,” said Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, director general of Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec), which is organising the event with the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC).
“We really want to encourage, the spirit of creativity and innovation and scientific research among our students and children.”
Developing a highly-skilled workforce made up of science and technology experts is a “priority” for the country, said Ahmed Saeed Al Calily, director general of TDC.
“We live in an age full of many challenges on various levels and we understand the world around us is developing with a speedy pace, day after day, and we need to be ready to play an active role in such changes. Details