Science weekend 2022 at WUR

Are you coming to see what science can do? On 1 and 2 October 2022 it is the Weekend of Science: The free science festival for everyone from 8 to 88 years old. These are the activities organised by Wageningen University & Research!

Organised by Weekend van de Wetenschap

Sat 1 October 2022 until Sun 2 October 2022

Venue Different places in the Netherlands, also at WUR

Imagine a world without science. There would be no climate change research, no research on sustainable agriculture and no development of covid vaccines last year. There would be no electric cars and no online video calls. Let alone telephones, clothes or refrigerators. And maybe the Netherlands would be permanently under water.

Healthy life starts from the ground! This year all out activities focus on soil and soil biology and are organised by the Soil Science cluster. We will have various activities including a soil game (activity in English), a fun earthworm catch, an interactive lecture about soil, and a permanent stand with information and activities about the fascinating world of soil animals! Come and join us at one of our activities, take a look behind the scenes and meet real soil scientists.


Saturday 1 October

Ludi Soli game

On Saturday from 14:00 to 16:00 we will play the Living soil workshop with the Ludi Soli game (English). Read more about the game on the Science Weekend website.

Register here

Sunday 2 October

Earthworm catch

On Sunday from 11:00 to 15:30 there will be an earthworm catch (Dutch/English). Read more about this on the website of the Science Weekend.

Register here

Interactive lecture

On Sunday from 13:00 to 15:00 there will be an interactive lecture about soil (Dutch). Check the website for more information.

Register here

Soil animals

Check out the Bodemdierendagen ‘soil animals’ stand (outside activity from 11:00 to 16:00; free entrance, i.e. not specific timeslot scheduled). Check the website for more information.