Rural Education Festival was established in 2014 with the purpose to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI) in a fun and festive mood to create excitement and making science accessible as a recreational activity. The founders; Redfest science centre and Cornet Mamabolo Foundation (CMF) in partnership with the Limpopo Department of Education, South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) and Department of Science and Technology will yet again host its 6th annual Rural Education Festival to continue inducting rare skills solutions to learners through its specialised educational programs that enhance learner performance and support curriculum in marginalised rural schools.
This initiative addresses the Department of Science and Technology’s five striking challenges by providing a platform for all sectors involved in science promotion, research, industry, financial institutions, and other related partners, to meet and attract learners into their respective fields. The institutions that participate in this initiative address topics such as production, manufacturing, entrepreneurship, environmental sciences, life sciences, engineering, mathematics, finance, chemistry, physics, marine science, space science, technology, energy, nanotechnology, biotechnology, geology, ecosystems, coastal science, water, land, wetlands, fire, waste management, astronomy, agriculture, human palaeontology, biodiversity, indigenous knowledge, and global change.
This is done through exhibitions, demonstrations, competitions, theatre performances, model car-racing activities, rocketry courses, sci-kids, displays, manufacturing & processing activities, body wellness, science picnic, virtual tours, lego robotics, animal kingdom explorations, reptile shows, sleep laboratories, outdoor events, digital laboratories, displays, science shows, science drum majorettes, mathematics dances, IKS games, presentations, fun runs, science comedies, lectures and educator information sharing sessions. Various companies participate in these event by exhibiting, and talking to learners and teachers about science, encouraging and profiling careers in science, engineering and technology.
The Department of Science & Technology, SAASTA, Limpopo Department of Education, The Rural Education Festival (REDFEST science centre), and Cornet Mamabolo Foundation (CMF) would like to invite your institution/organisation to offer cutting edge educational activities during the 6th annual Rural Education Festival @ Limpopo’s provincial science festival