What does a science capital informed approach look like in practice? The Science Capital in Practice: Foundations for the Future seminar brought together ideas, experiences, and advice around applying a science capital approach in museums and science centres.
Maxwell Hamilton catches up with Frederike Gerstner, half of the ‘Ben and Fred’ duo who won the 2019 Josh Award for STEM communication. Find out how they created ‘The Juggling of Science’, and how they adapted it for the Science and Industry Museum’s half term crowd.
This summer the Science and Industry Museum had a full programme of solar related shows and workshops to coincide with the new temporary exhibition ‘The Sun’. Maxwell Hamilton reflects on the application of science capital research in this programme of Explainer-led activities and beyond.
In September, the Explainer team at the Science and Industry Museum reflected on their current practice and refreshed their knowledge of science capital. This posts shares the good practice happening within their programme and the opportunities the science capital approach offers.
The organisational change series shares our experience and progress to date in applying and embedding a science capital approach across the Science Museum Group. This first post looks at how we began the process.
Today we launched the Science Museum Group Academy – the brand new home for all our science engagement training.