The project is intended to help popularize natural science education and to provide methodological support to teachers of natural science disciplines. In the past, the I Love Science festivals were equally successful in Perm, Blagoveshchensk (Republic of Bashkortostan), Noyabrsk, Kstovo, Blagoveshchensk-on-Amur, Svobodny, Tomsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Dzerzhinsk, and Tobolsk.
As Science Festivals were being transformed into the STEAM FEST event, the primary focus was shifted toward equipping children with relevant applied skills and competencies.
The Festival’s program
In February 2021, STEAM FEST was held online attracting over 14,000 participants from three cities: Blagoveshchensk (Republic of Bashkortostan), Muravlenko, and Nizhnevartovsk. The program of the festival included more than 100 activities: lectures, interactive sessions, and master classes. The festival’s participants were able to take online tours of SIBUR’s facilities and the NICA collider at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna.
In addition, an extensive career guidance program was organized for high school students including meetings with experts in various fields and consultations with a psychologist.