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Events

Last updated: 03 August 2020

August

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. 

Details here.

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.

Details here.  

Summer of STEM Week 2 - SPACE from 3 August  

Themed activities for the summer for families with children from primary up to 14 years of age.

July and August see the launch of missions to Mars from NASA and the UAE. The UK has also built a Mars rover and has a thriving space industry. We’ll be introducing you to activities from designing a lunar habitat to making your own Mars rover. 

Find activities here.

STEM Ambassador Masterclass: Strong as Steel schools practical activities - Wednesday 12 August 12pm - 1.30pm

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 below.

To book onto this Masterclass please register here.

Summer of STEM Week 3 - Sport & Exercise from 17 August  

Themed activities for the summer for families with children from primary up to 14 years of age.

Linking to our space theme, we’ll be showing you activities so that you can train like an astronaut, with Mission X, getting you to code your own dance routine and designing sports kits and venues. 

Find activities here.

Museum Sleepover: Dino Nights! AT HOME. August 22 from 3pm.

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.

This is a free event but you must prebook. Tickets on release Friday 24 July.

Details here.

Alternative Photography Summer School; experimental image making processes to try, Free workshop Sunday 23 August 4pm - 5.30pm

Throughout the summer the Real Photography Company are inviting people to explore the experimental world of image making by joining our free Alternative Photography Summer School. All welcome, no experience necessary.

Summer school activities will be supported with video tutorials on our YouTube Channel, downloadable learning resources from our web site, plus a free monthly online workshop via Zoom.

Aug - Paper Negatives: Create a non-digital photographic image without specialist darkroom equipment or processing using photographic paper inside a film camera. If you haven't got a camera we will help you make one! 

Details and registration here.

STEM Ambassador Masterclass: Brain storming Science: Dr Emma Yhnell  - Tuesday 25 August 11am - 12.30pm

Teachers and Ambassadors are welcome to join this online session which gives a flavour of how one STEM Ambassador interacts with young people.

Award winning STEM Ambassador Dr Emma Yhnell will take us through a 'Brain Storming' session exploring the science of the brain. Emma is well known for her engaging workshops and shows. She will explain her demonstrations suitable for a wide range of ages and experience.

Emma has won awards for Science Communication and will take us through a few of her top recommendations.

This is the latest in a series of Masterclasses. Find details of upcoming sessions below.

To book onto a Masterclass please contact Sian at ambassadors@see-science.co.uk

September

Alternative Photography Summer School; experimental image making processes to try, Free workshop Sunday 27 September 4pm - 5.30pm

Throughout the summer the Real Photography Company are inviting people to explore the experimental world of image making by joining our free Alternative Photography Summer School. All welcome, no experience necessary.

Summer school activities will be supported with video tutorials on our YouTube Channel, downloadable learning resources from our web site, plus a free monthly online workshop via Zoom.

Sept - Caffenol and Chemigrams: experiment with coffee and other household ingredients to develop film and prints. 

Details and registration here.

October

IOP Welsh Physics Teacher Conference Week, ONLINE 5 - 10 October

This popular event will be happening online this year with plenty of physics related sessions throughout the week.

Details will be posted here closer to the time.