SciFest Africa, South Africa’s official and annual national science festival, has just announced its programme for this year’s event.

Since its inception in 1996, SciFest Africa has been on a mission to promote the public awareness, understanding and appreciation of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation.

The festival will take place from 18th to 24th March in Grahamstown and the theme will be around celebrating the UN’s International Year of Light, which focuses on light technology, its applications and  problem-solving potential.

“Scifest Africa identifies and designs unique interactive events and educational resources with scientific integrity to advance science, facilitate learning in an informal and non-threatening way, and provide learners with a great opportunity to discover science outside the classroom,” the festival’s site explains.

Different activities, presentations, lectures, workshops, tournaments and quiz competitions are held during SciFest Africa for school and tertiary students.

Registration for SciFest Africa is open – you can attend as a visitor, contributor, presenter or media representative on the SciFest Africa website.

[Source and image – SciFest Africa]