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The 2017 Petrosains Science Festival is slated to take place from Sept 15 to 17 at Petrosains in Suria KLCC here. (Pix by OWEE AH CHUN)
The 2017 Petrosains Science Festival is slated to take place from Sept 15 to 17 at Petrosains in Suria KLCC here. (Pix by OWEE AH CHUN)

KUALA LUMPUR: The 2017 Petrosains Science Festival is slated to take place from Sept 15 to 17 at Petrosains in Suria KLCC here.

Petrosains Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Tengku Nasariah Tengku Syed Ibrahim said the annual festival, which was first introduced in 2013, aimed to inspire and inculcate the love for and interest in science among the community, particularly the younger generation.

“We are committed to promoting a fun and engaging way of learning science,” she said.

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

Tengku Nasariah added that every individual could make a difference in the world.

With the theme “Sustainable Living” and tagline “Little Plans for the Big Planet”, the festival will offer various programmes and activities, including talks, workshops, science shows and interactive exhibitions.

Among the highlights of the event include a talk on Mesozoic dinosaurs and birds by Dr Zhang Yu Guang of the Beijing Museum of Natural History, a talk on meteorites by Dr Zhang Ziping from the Beijing Planetarium, as well as a talk on water issues titled “Water Poverty and a Realistic Solution”.

Some of the workshops lined up include workshops on ceramic painting, jewellery making, and creating renewable energy and solar robotic.

Local celebrities, such as Datuk Zainal Abidin, Altimet and Paperplane Pursuit, will perform at the event.

The festival is supported by Petronas as the key partner, the National Geographic channel, Fly FM and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation.

The public can visit www.sciencefestival.my for more information.

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