Under the slogan “Science is fun!”, from 26 to 28 May 2017, the sixth Scientific picnic was held in organisation of the Professor Baltazar NGO, the Green Energy Cooperative (ZEZ) and the partners – the Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNET and the Rudjer Boskovic Institute.
From Friday to Sunday in the premises of the Jadran film in Dubrava, Zagreb, visitors were able to enjoy the contents from numerous fields – from natural sciences, medicine, robotics and 3D printing, to urban sculptures from the field of art. Special attractions for children were visits from the Public Fire Brigade of the City of Zagreb, a special vehicle and the search and rescue dog of the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, the sail plane of the Zagreb Aeroclub and flight simulators in the organisation of the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences.
The programme partners of the event were the Association of Renewable Energy Sources Croatia, the Croatian Association of Technical Culture, FabLab Croatia, the Institute of Physics and the Croatian Cluster of Competitiveness of Cultural and Creative Industries. The greatest value of this year’s event is a respectable number of primary and secondary schools from all over Croatia which presented themselves as educators on the Scientific Picnic. This trend is growing year after year – this year there were 25 schools
This year’s Picnic was held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ms. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the Ministry of Science and Education and the City of Zagreb. The Scientific Picnic is being held continuously for six years with the aim of sensitizing the public on the need for Croatia to acquire a Scientific and Educational Entertainment Centre – ZEZ, in which visitors could enjoy every day in the contents offered at the Scientific Picnic.