Despite the bad weather, the first edition of the Lévisium Festival of Science and Innovation was crowned with success as it democratized science by making it accessible to young and old all weekend in Lévis.
From a show on neuroscience to a booth on astronomy and an “open mic” on science, the event undoubtedly allowed everyone to find their account.
“The goal was really to make science positive and fun and show that it’s not just about flat guys in lab coats telling us what to do. From that aspect, I think we succeeded in our mandate,” asserts co-founder Vicki Bidneault.
The mostly free event chaired by Luc Langevin and Boukar Diouf aims primarily to promote culture and the next generation of scholars in Quebec.
Mission accomplished since many curious people came to meet the science teachers all weekend or take part in the experimental activities.
“People were really happy to have an event in Levis that lasts a whole weekend and is aimed at the whole family. Several also asked us if we would be back next year,” says the person who is also a biologist.
She explained that, in light of the response of the population, it should not be surprising that a science festival of this kind will return during the next summer season.
She concluded, “It certainly isn’t the last time a science festival will be held in the Greater Quebec region, but we can’t yet get ahead of the exact venue at this time.”