ISU Science Picnic 2019
On 28 September 2019, ISU will hold its 8th Science Picnic in Vake Park. The objective is to promote science and present its latest achievements in a way that is accessible and amusing to visitors of different age groups.
Supported by the Office of the United Nations in Georgia and the Georgian Coalition for Education for All (GCEFA), this year the Science Picnic will focus on seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
Science promoting teams from Georgia and Europe, as well as public and private educational institutions, NGOs, public entities and private companies will present a variety of engaging experiments, interactive exhibitions and educational programmes in about forty tents.
In the first half of the day, science show animators and performances dedicated to science will take the stage. With the support of the Coalition Education for All, performances will be held by public school teachers, and members of the Top Ten Club of national prize winning teachers and their pupils.
During the course of the Picnic, a Science Café will be organised in the Vake Mediatheque, where ISU researchers will deliver lectures on interesting topics.
After the Science Picnic, a traditional ceremony of the award of incoming first-year students having excelled at the unified national exams will be held on the main stage.
The award ceremony will be followed by a Welcome Party and a concert featuring:
- DJ: Audio Space
The event will end with fireworks.
First held in 2012, ISU Science Picnic is modelled on the Science Picnic of the Copernicus Science Centre and Polish Radio that is recognized as one of the largest and spectacular events aimed to promote science. It was the first large-scale event organized in Georgia for this very purpose.
In 2012, ISU Science Picnic attracted around 7,000 visitors;
In 2013, ISU Science Picnic became a member of the European Science Engagement Association (EUSEA); the event was organized within the framework of Tbilisoba (Tbilisi City Festival); the first large-scale Robot Games was organized by ISU during the Science Picnic;
In 2014, an impressive science show was presented by DR. MOLECULA on the ISU Science Picnic stage; an interacrtive programme was presented by about five science promotion teams from Europe; the event had about 15,000 visitors;
During the 2015 Science Picnic, an exhibition of innovative inventions was held for the first time in Georgia; the Science Picnic and exhibition attracted over 18,000 visitors;
In 2016 and 2017 ISU Science Picnic was held within the framework of the Science and Innovations Festival organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia;
In 2018, ISU Science Picnic was centred around 17 Sustainable Development Goals at the heart of the UN Agenda titled Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and featured an entirely different programme of events.
Time: 28 September, 2019 12:00-23:30
Science Picnic: 12:00-18:00
Welcome Party for Incoming First-Year Students: 18:00-23:30
Venue: Vake Park
Attendance is free.