On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Fête de la science, which took place throughout mainland France from 1 to 11 October 2021, BRGM opened the doors of its scientific and technical centre in Orléans as it does every 4 years, alternating with INRAE, CNRS and the University of Orléans.
This year's theme was "the thrill of discovery".
In the course of visits and scientific events, the activities and equipment of the national geological survey and those of some thirty other establishments, laboratories and scientific associations in the Loiret region were presented as part of the Village des sciences organised by Centre-Sciences.
A look back at the Fête de la science 2021 at BRGM in Orléans
More than 7000 visitors, both adults and children, represented the highest attendance since 2004
On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October, more than 7000 people came to BRGM on foot and by bicycle to discover the science centre and have fun learning through activities, demonstrations and exhibitions for young and old.
During this edition, BRGM featured on the route of the Vélotour for the first time and welcomed 3200 visitors by bicycle.
Both the visitors and our exhibiting partners were pleased and satisfied with their discovery of BRGM and the programme on offer.
Public outreach by BRGM and its teams
BRGM's teams have been working hard to help the public find out about and share their enthusiasm, emotions, discoveries and jobs, to arouse the curiosity of young people and to raise awareness of the subsurface and its related issues.
This event was an opportunity for BRGM to highlight its scientific outreach efforts to make its knowledge accessible and to reaffirm its desire to open up to the public, contributing to dialogue between scientists and society.