How does one event grow into a theme encompassing everything done in a science centre? Heureka, the Finnish Science Center, organized an event on bio economy in 2015. The following year circular economy became a spearhead strategy of the Finnish Government, and became an instant focus for companies, researchers, and public interest and thus a possibility for future funding policies, even on EU level.
Heureka continued the effort by concentrating on circular economy and started up a project which includes all the aspects of a science centre. The project will take at least 3 years and initiated in December 2016. There will be public events (lectures, workshops, presentations) for all ages, educational components, a science centre exhibition, planetarium presentations, and science camp programmes.
How did that happen? What can be expected? How can we avoid the worst pitfalls? And how do crickets come into all of this? Team leader Paula Havaste from Heureka shares the know-how.