June 30, 2022

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“Eureka!” Great Science Festival

After two editions were postponed due to the pandemic, Grand Fête des Sciences announced its return From 10 to 12 June. In collaboration with Espace pour la vie, “Festival Eurêka!” , now in its fifteenth edition, will be brought to the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau and water will be its main theme.

A new experience in the biosphere

In a format that is still equally interactive, but developed in accordance with established sanitary procedures, “Eurêka!” It will invite festival-goers of all ages to reflect on how to preserve this natural heritage, learn more about ecosystems, the impact of climate change, and discover a range of innovative water-related technologies. The festival will take place at the foot of the biosphere, in the heart of Parc Jean Drabo. Dedicated to the environment, this museum is located in Île Saint-Helen, two minutes from Jean Drabeau metro station, and presents exhibitions and art installations that invite a dialogue between science, culture, social innovation and the environment.

The organized activities at Biosphere allow for a better understanding of the great contemporary environmental issues and the discovery of solutions to address them. Built in a true oasis of nature, this pioneering building with sustainable architecture offers stunning views of downtown Montreal and the Saint Lawrence River, which frame the perfect water theme.

In addition to arousing scientific interest among young people and demonstrating the astonishing richness of science, “Eurêka!” It encourages citizens to develop a critical and scientific view of current events and the world around them. It stands out on the Montreal scene as the only public festival with an educational mission and as an essential event for promoting science, technology and innovation to the general public. In the program: Three days of fun, scientific discoveries and many free interactive activities. Bringing together about fifty organizations, companies and institutions, the festival acts every year as a mobilizing agent for the scientific culture community, providing organizations with an exceptional show.

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digital adventure

To promote the festival and expand its field of work, “Eurêka!” The digital adventure that began in 2021 will continue with a revamp of the science content of its new educational platform in the fall. New activities are planned highlighting areas such as space, technology, health, life and earth sciences, environmental sciences, and more. To navigate this new archipelago: https://archipelvirtuel.festivaleureka.ca/

For all information about the festival: https://festivaleureka.ca/ (press release)