Children and families are in for some scientifically proven magic and fun at the fourth edition of Science in the Citadel taking place on Sunday, May 14.
The educational event, happening from 10am to 6pm, features activities for all ages, including workshops, an interactive science fair, animated action, demos and experiments, and exhibitions.
Among the participants are Nature Trust – FEE Malta, whose volunteers will explain about wildlife rescues and rehabs and will be hosting short sessions and explanations on turtle nesting, marine litter and its effect on biodiversity, among others.
EcoMarine Malta will bring visitors to the world of dolphins of the Mediterranean through pictures, videos, sounds, games and handicraft. The young visitors will also be able to draw dolphins and other cetaceans.
Students of the BSc Science for Communication & Education course at the University of Malta will be be conducting hands-on activities for children/families with the title Colour of Light. These include a sundial and colour wheel, a solar oven, making a lava lamp and using a lightbox.
S-Cubed – Science Students Society is also inviting visitors to join in their hands-on experiments and demonstrations, which will provide everyone with an insight to how science works in everyday life.
There will also be an iScience Hunt, with the possibility to win €100. To participate and for the full terms and conditions, follow this https://form.jotform.com/231217426788361 and register.
Gwilym Bugeja from OMG Magic is presenting an interactive magic show which explores the fascinating world of psychology, human behaviour and misdirection.
Bugeja will use his expertise to showcase the ways in which our thoughts can be manipulated and our perceptions altered.
Representatives from the Malta Police Force Forensic Science Laboratory will explain all about their work, while members of the Restoration Directorate will be giving participants, aged between 5 and 10, the possibility of a hands-on experience in restoration techniques, and in particular, the mixing and use of restoration mortars.
Members of the Department of Geosciences from the University of Malta will discuss why earthquakes happen and show how you make one and volunteers from AquaBioTech Group will talk about how aquaculture and development can take place in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.
Visitors will also be able to virtually explore Malta’s historic and ancient underwater sites through Heritage Malta’s Dive into History 360.
BirdLife Malta will also be present, in a bid to raise awareness on the threats seabirds face on a daily basis, while hosting fun activities to learn more about the species that breed in Malta and how we can protect them.
The event is supported by the Gozo Ministry and Eco-Gozo, A Better Gozo. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.