Loire / Upper Loire. Six ideas to celebrate science until October 17th


Photo DR / La Rotonda

1. Entertainment day in Saint-Étienne

Rolling youth, freewheeling, like on wheels… This Saturday La Rotonde invites you to its Explora premises, to embark on a discovery of science through the theme “Roulez! “. Fifteen free activities will be proposed open to all, with free access or by reservation. The program includes workshops, initiations, activities and many surprises for young and old to have fun and understand science.

Saturday 8 October from 10:00 to 18:00 The roundabout. Free. Catering on site. Information: www.larotonde-sciences.com

Photographic Progress / Richard MOUILLAUD

Photographic Progress / Richard MOUILLAUD

2. Ecology in Saint-Chamond

With the global Covid pandemic, the digital industry has seen its environmental impacts multiply further. This Friday will be presented by Floyd Novak, elected and president of “Conscience and Ecological Impact”, a conference on the theme: The impact of your smartphone on the environment. Before this conference, you can also attend the screening of a documentary film on the subject.

Friday 7 October at 8:15 pm Espace José-Cuadros. Free. Information: 04.77.31.04.41. Website: www.saint-chamond.fr

Photographic progress / Frédéric CHAMBERT

Photographic progress / Frédéric CHAMBERT

3. A history of medicine in Charlieu

Through the guided tour of the ancient Hôtel-Dieu, come and discover the evolution of scientific techniques and knowledge in the field of medicine. In the pharmacy: ancient knowledge and ancestral practices for the use of medicinal plants. Through the treatment rooms: evolution of medical techniques and instruments. In the ward: practical, technical and philosophical evolution of the treatment and relationship with the patient.

Saturday 8 October, from 15:00 to 16:30 Charlieu Museums. Free, upon registration. Information: 04.77.60.28.84

Photographic progress / Melina RIGOT

Photographic progress / Melina RIGOT

4. Build a terrarium in Rive-de-Gier

Discover nature with another look by creating your own terrarium. This mini-plant world will make you understand some fundamentals of biology, the water cycle, photosynthesis … By combining plants, mosses, stones and soils, you can create a small “extract of nature”. Garden dreams within your reach that all you have to do is cultivate!

Saturday 8 October, from 10:00 to 12:00 Louis-Aragon Media Library. Free. Information and reservations: 04.77.83.07.50

Photo illustration Guy DOMINIO

Photo illustration Guy DOMINIO

5. Mycology and natural sciences in Mably

The mushrooms collected the day before will be presented according to their classification. A table will present the possible confusions and you can bring your choice of the day for identification. With the Geometry in Nature exhibition it will also be possible to see and admire the many geometric shapes that can be found among plant, animal or mineral species.

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October, from 2 to 6 pm Multipurpose hall of the village. FREE ENTRANCE. Information: 04.77.44.21.90. Website: www.ville-mably.fr

Photographic progress / Yves FLAMMIN

Photographic progress / Yves FLAMMIN

6. The ancestors of cinema in Le Puy-en-Velay

Come and deconstruct the animated image: using devices such as the thaumatrope, the zoetrope, the flipbook and augmented reality, Pas Possible editions will present a series of original animations inspired by Émile Reynaud. Giving itself the goal of showing how image animation adapts to optical equipment, members of this association will provide demonstrations and offer manipulations to the public.

Sunday 9 October, from 11:00 to 18:00 Crozatier Museum. Free. Information: 04.71.06.62.40. Website: www.musee.patrimoine.lepuyenvelay.fr

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