STEM Ambassador Masterclass Wednesday 12 August 12pm - 1.30pm
Strong as Steel schools practical activities
Teachers and Ambassadors are welcome to join this online session which gives a flavour of how one STEM Ambassador interacts with young people.
STEM Ambassador Nicola Jones will present a session on her STEM activities including recycling, steel as a food package material and adapting to new changes in engagements.
Nicola is Recycling and Packaging Education manager at Tata Steel. She has experience of both primary and secondary school events.
This is the latest in a series of Masterclasses. Find details of upcoming sessions on our Events page here.
To book onto this Masterclass please register here.
I'm a Scientist Summer Zone - throughout July and August
I’m a Scientist helps everyone connect with scientists. Children, parents and carers can join in live chat sessions every weekday morning and ask scientists their own burning questions.
The Summer Zone is open throughout July and August, with open live chats happening every day. You can also send questions to scientists at any time via Ask.
Groups can also book special live chats for their young people to take part in.
Nature up close and personal: A Wellbeing Experiment
Thousands of volunteers from across the UK are needed to take part in a citizen science project exploring the relationship between nature and people’s wellbeing. It is being led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), the University of Derby and the British Science Association (BSA).
We're inviting you to take part and discover how different nature-based activities impact our wellbeing. The activities will take about 10 minutes daily for a week.
During this period of lockdown and social isolation, many of us have learned (or re-discovered) how important nature is to our happiness and wellbeing. Maybe we are noticing nature more in gardens and parks, the countryside, or simply looking from our windows. Engaging with nature will remain valuable, even as lockdown restrictions are eased.
But what we don’t know is how different types of nature activities affect us differently. And that’s where we need your help: join with hundreds of others across Britain, to take part in Nature Up Close and Personal.
So, whether you’re a nature nerd or nature usually passes you by – this is for you. We’ll give you simple activities – spending 10 minutes or so each day, for five days over the course of a week - to experience nature up close and personal, and we’ll ask you to take part in short surveys about your experiences.
Together we can discover how our wellbeing is affected noticing nature up close and personal.
Museum Sleepover: Dino Nights! AT HOME. August 22 from 3pm.
This is a free event but you must prebook. Tickets on release Friday 24 July.
You're invited to a very special sleepover – experience a fun-filled night at the Museum from your own home.
Here's the plan:
- Build a den and get ready to discover the museum like never before.
- Take a virtual torch-lit tour of the museum with our very own dinosaur expert.
- Meet some of the friendly dinosaurs that have been let loose in our building.
- Will you be a T-Rex or a Triceratops for the night? Get creative and design your own Dino-mask.
- Settle down for a film before bed - then camp in your dino-Den to dream of Jurassic lands.
- Wake up bright and early for breakfast before joining a yoga class that’s fun for all the family.
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See Science is committed to supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) delivery across the whole of Wales to all schools, FE colleges HE Institutions and community groups.
We offer a range of products and services that support the teaching and learning of STEM subjects in Wales within a real world context.
Workshops and Projects
See Science offer a variety of bilingual STEM workshops and CPD for schools and businesses which can be tailored to suit your individual needs – read more here.
STEM Ambassador Hub Wales
See Science coordinate the STEM Ambassador Hub in Wales to help inspire young people about STEM.
We keep schools in Wales informed about high-quality activities that they can access to enrich and enhance the STEM curriculum and enable them to use a range of STEM Ambassadors, so that teachers can incorporate into their teaching exemplary links to the world of work.
Participating in the STEM Ambassador programme is easier than ever via the STEM Ambassador website, designed to put you in control of your STEM Ambassador experience.
How do I use the website to engage with STEM Ambassadors?
You can register and request a STEM Ambassador through the website whenever you want and wherever you are.
STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related jobs and disciplines across the UK. They offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate the value of them in life and careers.
Registering and requesting a STEM Ambassador via the website is quick and easy. You can access the website on your smartphone, tablet or PC whenever it's convenient.
CREST is Britain’s largest national award scheme for project work in the STEM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. CREST brings science to life by offering young people aged 11-19 opportunities to explore real world projects in an exciting and innovative way.
See Science is the Regional CREST Support Organisation (RCSO) Wales. We provide expert guidance throughout the CREST Awards scheme.
Read more about See Science and CREST here.
Resources, activities and providers
"The project has definitely strengthened transition links, made us consider teaching skills in different ways and equipped pupils with a stronger drive to pursue a career in science in the future. Many thanks all!! Please feel free to pilot any schemes on our family of schools in the future."
Read more feedback and testimonials about See Science's services and projects here.