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Sowing the SEEDS of science

November 18, 2010

The MTN Mobile Sciencentre is spreading their usual scientific stimulation in and around Cape Town. This week, however they have a particularly exciting task at hand!

Thanks to Scifest® Africa, for the opportunity to participate, the MTN Mobile Sciencentre is currently partnering with the SEEDS programme. Scifest® Africa is South Africa’s National Science Festival® established in 1997 as a project of the Grahamstown Foundation to promote an awareness of science, technology, engineering and mathematics amongst the general public of South Africa, and to encourage the youth to embark on careers and become leaders in these fields. The project consists of a festival held in Grahamstown each year, with a programme featuring over 600 events hosted over seven days, as well 12 outreach projects hosted around the country throughout the remainder of the year.

The Systemic Education and Extra-Mural Development and Support (SEEDS) is a four-year project funded by the Royal Netherlands Embassy to benefit education in the Western Cape with particular emphasis on maths and science education. Scifest Africa is one of the implementing agencies taking science outreach tours to disadvantaged schools. The programme consists of nine different tours throughout each year.
Scifest® Africa has contracted various science communication entities in South Africa to present content, e.g. exhibitions, science shows, workshops, educational theatre productions, etc. during each festival.and the MTN Sciencentre has been contracted to present exhibitions, science shows, workshops and other events,

We wish you all the best of luck!

We are setting up camp at Ratanga Junction this holiday season, so come on down and challenge your logic with puzzling things or experience the weightlessness of space travel with a spin on the human gyroscope.
Ratanga Junction will be open from 26-28 November and 3 December – 18 January.
We hope to see you there!!


sms “SCIENCE” to 38021 and spread the word…

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