Saving Mother Earth the scientific way


  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 14 Sep 2017

Tengku Nasariah (on bicycle) launching the Petrosains Science Festival 2017 by lighting up a model of the Petronas Twin Towers with pedal power.

EXPECT creative, hands-on experiences at the Petrosains Science Festival this year with the use of technology and everyday sciences as educational tools.

Themed “Little Plans for the Big Planet”, the festival will highlight ideas of sustainable living from tomorrow to Sunday, encouraging people of all ages to embrace a greener lifestyle through workshops, talks, performances and competitions.

In a quest to make Earth a better place, the science festival aims to educate through activities on conservation such as building their own dispensers for rainwater purification.

Petrosains chief executive officer Tengku Nasariah Tengku Syed Ibrahim advocated small steps towards creating a bigger impact on the environment during the campaign’s launch at Petrosains, The Discovery Centre in Suria KLCC.

“We will showcase ideas to inspire the community to embrace a sustainable lifestyle and demonstrate how small actions in our daily lives can help bring positive impact to our planet.

“Whether it is recycling, conserving energy, stopping food wastage or disposing rubbish responsibly, the festival is the perfect place to learn how green ideas and innovations can help reshape the way we live and make a difference to the environment.

The festival will cover a vast area from Petrosains’ Galleria and The Discovery Centre all the way to the Esplanade KLCC with the promise of a carnival-like atmosphere to entertain entire families.

These include concerts by celebrity guests and demonstrations to interactive gadgets to green technology.

If you are up for a challenge and want to do something innovative, sign up for the International Science Show Trash to Treasure: An Upcycling Challenge or design your own eco-friendly outfits for the 3R Fashion Competition by Alam Flora.

Fun learning does not stop there as visitors can also join a contest using augmented reality technology for a ‘3D Hunt and Redeem’ game during the festival by downloading ‘Petrosains Science Festival App’ from the Google Playstore and Apple App Store.

Additionally, festival goers can also receive updates on the events and navigate their way through the festival using the app.

Among the key partners for the festival are Petronas, National Geographic Channel, FlyFm and Malaysia Digital Economy Corp Sdn Bhd (MDEC).

Tickets for the festival range from RM5 to RM20 and can be bought at the Petrosains Ticketing Counter at Petrosains, The Discovery Centre, Level 4, Suria KLCC.

Festival hours at Petrosains’ Galleria and The Discovery Centre are from 9.30am to 6.30pm while fun at the Esplanade KLCC will be ongoing from 10am to 10pm.

Register early to secure seats for the talks and workshops.

For details, visit www.sciencefestival.my

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