Dubai Science Park Holds First Fun-filled Family Day for Aspiring Scientists Aged 4-12
• Introduces young participants to wonders of science
• Draws participation of more than 70 children
Dubai Science Park (DSP), a member of TECOM Group and the business community that serves the entire value chain of the science sector, hosted a first-of-its-kind community event for young and aspiring scientists in the four to twelve age group at its premises. The fun-filled day drew the participation of more than 70 children accompanied by their parents, keen to learn more about the exciting world of science.
Bridging the gap between business, academia and its surrounding communities, DSP regularly facilitates conversation and supports early career development by building synergies across those verticals. Sparking the interest of the young participants, DSP was joined by three partners from the educational science field.
The Science Made Fun component introduced children to a wide range of hands-on science programmes. Children learnt to create their own lava lamps as well as play glue with the use of simple tools and substances that aimed to make chemical illustrations easy to understand. Another activity that attracted the attendees’ attention was the “observe real fossils” segment, which introduced various kinds of dinosaurs and other species.
Meanwhile, the Young Scientists segment complemented the children’s scientific school knowledge with fun activities. The kids made their own fans using a battery and other tools – all this while learning about how electric circuits work.
A third section Scifest, served as a distinct platform to promote creativity, critical thinking, and innovation in the little scientists. This group spent time in a dedicated reading corner that accommodated up to five children and a story-teller who read and explained the intricacies of science in a manner that kept them riveted.
Part of the event was a talk about the vital need to be more sustainable and to enhance environmental awareness, explained through simple examples that could help save our environment, such as not throwing plastic, or walking short distances where possible.
Participants and parents alike enjoyed DSP’s first community infotainment event that helped promote a love for science and a deeper understanding of scientific methods. The well-attended event will soon be repeated.