24 hours of environmental science

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May 6 and 7, 2022

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On May 6 and 7, 2022, the biggest scientific and technological event in Quebec will be held: the seventeenth edition of the 24 hours of science and more.

On May 6 and 7, 2022, the biggest scientific and technological event in Quebec will be held: the seventeenth edition of the 24 hours of science and more. The event introduces the public to more than 300 activities across Quebec, many of which take place in Rimouski. The vast majority of activities are free.

On May 6, a test evening around the oceans will take place at the Université du Québec à Rimouski and a stargazing session will be presented by the Club d’astronomie de Rimouski at the Parc Beauséjour pavilion. On May 7, 2022, the “Discovery of the St. Lawrence” will be held in Rimouski at Carrefour Rimouski as part of the 17th edition of Science for All, 24 Hours of Science and More.

The theme this year is the environment. More than 300 “science” and “techno” activities will be carried out across Quebec, to stimulate everyone’s scientific and technological spirit. The Discovery of the St. Lawrence will be presented in collaboration with Technoscience Est-du-Québec, Aquatic Resources Quebec, Quebec-Ocean, Rimouski Bird Observatory, Rimouski Marine Ornithology Laboratory, Quebec Maritime Network, Lower Forest Association -Laurentien and Institut du Québec maritime, Lyne Morissette of M-Expertise Marine, The Astronomy Club of Rimouski, Simple Physique C and the Saint-Laurent Education Group seen from the shore.

This is a great opportunity, according to the organizers, to dive into the marvelous world of the St. Lawrence, to experiment with living sciences, to observe seabirds, to learn more about fish, whales and shellfish, and even build a pirate ship as part of the regional finalists for the Rookie Genius Challenge. According to them, this will also be an opportunity to discover science fair projects for elementary school students in the region and to encourage the next generation of scientists.

The complete program of the event is available on www.science24heures.com. The festival, organized by Science pour tous and recognized by UNESCO, is also part of Science Odyssey, a pan-Canadian event presented by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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