L’île du savoir, in collaboration with Espace pour la vie, invites you to Parc Jean-Drapeau, at the foot of the Biosphère, for the 17th edition of the big science celebration. On the cusp of its majority, the Eurêka! Festival is bigger than ever, with even more science collaborators, amazing demonstrations, hands-on activities and outdoor fun.

For this edition, Eurêka! radiates PLANETARY HEALTH. Festival-goers will become more aware of the
tangible links between the environment, ecosystems and ultimately, OUR OWN health. In order to counter
feelings of helplessness in the face of climate change, Eurêka! is offering festival-goers an opportunity to
discover innovative technologies, interact with scientists working to improve the world, and adopt
concrete solutions to reduce their environmental impact.

For Hussein Suprême, President of L’île du savoir: “Developing young people’s curiosity for science requires stimulating their sense of observation and getting them to explore and carry out experiments of all kinds. By focusing on human and planetary health, this edition of the Festival will expose young people to concrete actions that they can implement in their daily lives to combat climate change.”

Discover the superpowers of plants; build an animal crossing; make and test a hydrogen-powered boat;
study a real brain; control a robotic arm; observe bees in their hive; manipulate the instruments used to
test water quality; measure pollution; observe weather events; use AI to design immersive landscapes;
and much more. Eurêka! invites young people and their families to take part in over a hundred TOTALLY
FREE educational activities. The Biosphère is offering special programming for the occasion, with free
admission. Stéphane Bellavance, a great enthusiast of science and technology and a formidable Festival
ambassador, is returning for the 9th time as a spokesperson.

“This year, the Eureka festival is promoting a culture of science and innovation, while raising public
awareness for environmental issues. By initiating young people to science with a fun and hands-on
approach, we are shaping the inventors of tomorrow.” – Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy, Minister Responsible for Regional Economic Development and Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region

According to Julie Jodoin, Director of Espace pour la vie: “The theme for this year celebrates our deep
interconnectedness with the Earth’s ecosystems. By preserving the health of living beings, we nurture
our own balance. At Espace pour la vie, protecting biodiversity and the environment is the cornerstone
of our mission. Join us for an innovative scientific experience at our outdoor booth, and when inside the
Biosphère, discover the soothing benefits of calmness on your mental and physical health.”

Eurêka!: healthy curiosity
Highlights of this year’s program include: exploration of the world of the infinitely small with Chloé Savard
(aka Tardibabe); sensitization to marine pollution with explorer Mylène Paquette; indigenous science;
biomimicry or how genius is inspired by nature; heart health; the protection of biodiversity; and mass
extinctions past and present. Also discover some of the latest clever innovations developed by young
people from the Technoscience network.

Many Festival favourites will be back this year, including Sciences en Folie, Yannick Bergeron, the Neurones atomiques, and Falcon-Ed with their birds of prey in free flight.

In the workshops, festival-goers will be able to program a techno piece based on their own heartbeat;
make recycled paper; observe teeming insects; dig into the earth while learning the basics of permaculture; overcome their eco-anxiety; visit a sustainable tiny house; and help create an ephemeral
environmental artwork.

In the evening, a new version of the show Science Packs a Punch will be back, with two brilliant science
popularizers, Yannick Bergeron and Stéphane Brouillard.

Friday, May 24 ● 9:30am to 3:30 pm
Saturday May 25 ● 10:30am to 7pm + evening show from 7:30pm
Sunday, May 26 ● 10:30am to 5pm

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