The 2021 Virtual Festival Launches

Despite every challenge, the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity is back this February with a packed programme of events and activities accessible for all the family. With lots of activities online and a super interactive magazine, the Festival has adapted to restrictions on live events with invention and imagination.

The sixth Festival of Science and Curiosity runs between 8th-17th February across the city and county, including in your classroom and at home in your living room, kitchen and backyard.

Among the highlights is Wollaton Watch, an hour-long programme about nature and wildlife going out on NottsTV every evening at 4.00pm from Monday 8th February. With young people and volunteers sharing nature in their neighbourhood across Nottinghamshire, Wollaton Watch features hedgehogs, deer and even an item on ‘left-handed’ snails.

Also available across the city and county is the FOSAC Magazine with lots of family friendly articles and activities with the key message that science is part of our everyday lives.

Megan Shore, Festival Producer said ‘It’s been so important to us to still be able to run the festival this year, although of course we’ve needed to adapt in lots of ways! We want to help everyone in Nottinghamshire to celebrate their curiosity, continue to ask questions about the world around us, and take part in the world of STEM at our fingertips’. 

With projects for schools, YouTube careers Q&As, and a full programme of online talks and workshops, there is something for everyone in this year’s Festival. Full details are on our website and follow the Festival on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and, for the first time, TikTok @NottsFOSAC #CuriousNotts

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