The StarT! Area festival in Southwest Finland is organized as part of SciCruise.

The LUMA Center in Southwest Finland offers a SciCruise with food to all school groups participating in the SciCruise StarT Regional Festival with a workshop. There are limited places and the jury will select the best projects by category and school level.

The best StarT groups will be awarded. The awards are given by Heureka, Viking Line, Ursa and Biodiversity Unit of the University of Turku.

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At StarT, you can choose to only participate in the StarT Area Festival (SciCruise), or to continue by participating in a national and even international competition.

NOTE! If you are only attending regional festivals and not a nationwide competition, you do not have to fill in all the information to register unless your project is ready. Contact information is sufficient. In addition to the regional festival alone, it is also possible to participate directly after the deadline.

For questions regarding StarT, contact Katja Puutio, Coordinator:

NOTE! Transport to and from the port is to be arranged and paid for by each school.

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