Science communication in the Middle East
With just over a week until departure, I answered a call out from the Edinburgh International Science Festival for Science Communicators to join them in Abu Dhabi. That's right, in the middle east. A phone interview, documents exchanged over email and a few days later I was meeting fellow recruits at the airport in Amsterdam.
We arrived en masse inn Abu Dhabi, taking over a most of a newly built hotel near the conference centre. A quick induction and we found ourselves working afternoons at ADNEC, an absolutely enormous conference centre where the Abu Dhabi Science Festival was set up. In the evenings we bused to the Corniche, the evening beach site for more scienc-y action.
Highlights of this unique experience were working with Millenium FX's animatronic t-rex, learning about Hydrogen Powered Fuel cells, learning how to do scarring and bruising make up effects with Dogbox from Oz, an incredible overnigh trip to the desert and organising an epic game of Assassins.
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