Somerscience FestivalMonday 6th May 2024
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Somerscience Festival 2024
Somerscience Festival 2024!

We are excited to announce the programme for the Somerscience Festival 2024! The festival will be taking place on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2024, 10 am to 5:30 pm, and will be another day jammed-packed with FREE STEM-based activities for all ages. The interactive Science Fair for 2024 will be even BIGGER and will be taking place at the inspiring Haynes Motor Museum.

Volunteer for 2024!

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR ONE DAY ONLY FOR THE SOMERSCIENCE FESTIVAL ON 6th MAY 2024CASTLE CARY & SPARKFORD

NO SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE NEEDED!

Would you or any members of your group like to help us with this exciting free festival being run for the first time this year on your doorstep in Castle Cary and Sparkford?
We will need 80 volunteers in various roles on the day itself and you can choose whether to be there the whole day (9.30-5.30pm) or half a day (9-1.30 or 1.30-6). Even if you only have 2 hours to spare, we can find a role for you! The roles we need to fill are for event assistants as below and car parking stewards. The festival comprises 6 venues dotted around Castle Cary and Sparkford. The role you carry out will vary slightly at each because the activities taking place at each are different as follows:

Somerscience Festival 2024!
Somerscience Festival 2024

We are excited to announce the preliminary programme for the Somerscience Festival 2024! The festival will be taking place on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2024, 10 am to 5:30 pm, and will be another day jammed-packed with FREE STEM-based activities for all ages. The interactive Science Fair for 2024 will be even BIGGER and will be taking place at the inspiring Haynes Motor Museum. For a full list of the activities already confirmed and a copy of the preliminary programme book go to ‘What’s On’.

About Somerscience

The Somerscience Festival is an exciting annual science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) family festival that takes place across Bruton and Castle Cary in South Somerset. A stimulating blend of shows, workshops, talks, and our interactive science fair full of exhibitions and demonstrations; there is something for all ages, kids and adults, and it’s all free!

Not just another science festival, Somerscience is firmly rooted in Somerset, and the displays and activities will all have a particular relevance for the people of Somerset.

Somerscience 2023 Highlights

The first ever Somerscience Festival took place on 1st May this year and welcomed over 4800 visitors, who took part in over 85 activities hosted by 55 organistaions! Not forgetting, we had 80 volunteers from all over Somerset who helped the day run smoothly.

Following the success of the Somerscience Festival this year, we are excited to be planning next year’s festival. While we are busy organising more exciting STEM activities for next year’s programme, explore the highlights of this year’s festival!

Somerscience 2023 Highlights

The first ever Somerscience Festival took place on 1st May this year and welcomed over 4800 visitors, who took part in over 85 activities hosted by 55 organistaions! Not forgetting, we had 80 volunteers from all over Somerset who helped the day run smoothly.

Following the success of the Somerscience Festival this year, we are excited to be planning next year’s festival. While we are busy organising more exciting STEM activities for next year’s programme, explore the highlights of this year’s festival!

Why Somerscience?

Rural areas, and South Somerset in particular, are not well served for opportunities to engage with science, technology, engineering and maths. The British Science Association (2022) identified South Somerset as being in the bottom 10 areas nationally for provision of STEM outreach. Yet amazing STEM developments are taking place all around the county and underpinning much of what we usually associate with Somerset!

It’s time to let the people of Somerset in to the latest exciting science and technology developments on their doorstep and inspire future generations.

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Why Somerscience?
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Rural areas, and South Somerset in particular, are not well served for opportunities to engage with science, technology, engineering and maths. The British Science Association (2022) identified South Somerset as being in the bottom 10 areas nationally for provision of STEM outreach. Yet amazing STEM developments are taking place all around the county and underpinning much of what we usually associate with Somerset!

It’s time to let the people of Somerset in to the latest exciting science and technology developments on their doorstep and inspire future generations.

Steps into STEM

Inspired by what you saw at Somerscience Festival this year? Discover ‘Steps into STEM‘, your gateway to opportunities and resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Here, you can explore a list of renowned STEM organisations, each dedicated to advancing knowledge, innovation, and collaboration within their respective fields. Whether you’re a student, educator, or STEM enthusiast, these organisations offer invaluable resources, activities, and programs to support your journey of exploration and growth.

Steps into STEM

Inspired by what you saw at Somerscience Festival this year? Discover ‘Steps into STEM‘, your gateway to opportunities and resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Here, you can explore a list of renowned STEM organisations, each dedicated to advancing knowledge, innovation, and collaboration within their respective fields. Whether you’re a student, educator, or STEM enthusiast, these organisations offer invaluable resources, activities, and programs to support your journey of exploration and growth.

STEM News and Events

Get involved! From inspiring talks to hands-on workshops, there are STEM activities happening every week. Find out about STEM activities and events happening across the country.

STEM News and Events

Get involved! From inspiring talks to hands-on workshops, there are STEM activities happening every week. Find out about STEM activities and events happening across the country.

Somerscience Festival is funded through donations from our sponsors.
If you are interested in supporting the festival get in touch

Interested in becoming a volunteer at the festival?

Contact Us

Get in contact with the Somerscience Festival Trust or Organising Commitee via phone or email.

Telephone:
00 44 7375 890751

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