Muscat: Oman Science Festival launched today in 37 different places around the Sultanate.
The festival activities include a presentation of student innovations and various training workshops.
The student teams will compete for a number of prizes for the best innovations.
The fest will last for two days in all 11 governorates, then conclude with an exhibition from October 26 to 28 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre.
"Oman Science Festival will include more than 300 activities in the areas of technology, innovation, mathematics, engineering, and robotics," the Ministry of Education tweeted.
"The Oman Science Festival is a scientific event, which is concerned with introducing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to students in particular and to the public in general. The festival aims to create a positive attitude towards science, innovation and scientific research, as well as encourage young people to continue studying in scientific specialisations," said Ibrahim Khamis Al Alawi from the Department of Innovation and Scientific Olympiad in the Al Dahirah Governorate.
Al Alawi added: "The Oman Science Festival is a perfect opportunity for students to become known and open doors to other national and international competitions and participation. This year, 80 schools will be participating in the festival, and it will be bigger and more comprehensive than the past ones; it will include games and scientific experiments, exhibitions, workshops, lectures and plays."