In the latest ‘Out and About’, Maxwell Hamilton took his niece to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum. He shares how they were made to feel welcome, and how the experience encouraged science talk and helped them link STEM to their everyday lives.
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.
For the latest installment of ‘out and about’, Scout Davies explored the Yorkshire Museum. In this post she provides examples of exhibits and activities that help visitors feel welcome and confident to take part in the museum’s experiences.
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.
Bridget Holligan, Director of Education and Engagement, Science Oxford shares how Science Oxford have kicked off their ‘Science Capital in Practice’ grant with a training day exploring their existing understanding of science capital and how they will be integrating it into their programme.
In April, the Science Museum Group Academy team were invited to Hong Kong to deliver some teacher development workshops as part of Croucher Science Week 2019. Kate Davis, Academy Programme Leader, shares this experience.
This summer, the Science Museum’s temporary exhibition, Top Secret, invites visitors into a world of secret communications and intelligence. Hannah Daley, the Exhibition Project Manager who led the project, shares the ways that the team worked to make the exhibition family friendly.
In June, we kicked off our ‘Science Capital in Practice’ programme with a two-day training academy. Maxwell Hamilton, Science Museum Group Academy Programme Leader, introduces the programme and shares insight from the workshops.
Each year the Royal Society hosts their Summer Science Exhibition. As part of the team who deliver training to researchers and STEM professionals involved in the programme, Scout Davies visited the exhibition looking for examples of good engagement practice.
For the bank holiday weekend Scout Davies, one of our Academy Programme Leaders, headed ‘out and about’ to Battersea Park Childrens’ Zoo. Here she shares some examples of good science engagement practice from her recent trip.