The national “Chimie & Terroir” science outreach meetings were created by Chimie et Société. They took place for the first time in 2008 in the city of Brive-La-Gaillarde (Limousin) and then every year from 2010. Their goal is to connect young people and citizens to chemists to promote scientific studies and answer questions from the public about our discipline.
During three days, chemistry demonstrations and hands-on activities are proposed by academic and industrial chemists to students and general public. “Chimie & Terroir” is held in May. The first two days are reserved for school groups. Saturdays are open to all audiences as well as evenings that offer shows or conferences. These meetings receive from 1600 to 2000 visitors, including 1000 to 1200 elementary, college and high school students.
The ID of this event includes the choice of towns away from large university research centers and the selection of chemistry activities which are always related to the host town localization.
To get an idea of the Chimie & Terroir atmosphere click on Albi (2014).
Chimie & Terroir 2020 will be hosted by the city of Guéret.