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Sardo, M.; Grand, A. (2016)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Languages: English
Types: Article
In this commentary we explore the factors that contributed to festival-goers’ choice to attend science-based events at a summer cultural festival. We evaluated the impact of such events on the audiences; their levels of engagement, reasons for participation and their views on and reactions to the events. Presented with a variety of cultural events, attendances at science-based events was strong, with high levels of enjoyment and engagement with scientists and other speakers. Moreover, audiences did not see science as something distinct from other cultural events, but as just another option: science was culture.
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