This Wednesday 24th March from 2:30 until 4pm, MPs will be debating the importance of Science and Discovery Centres in supporting education in science and broadening access to future careers in STEM subjects.
ASDC are delighted to report that we have secured a Debate in Parliament on the role of Science Centres this coming Wednesday March 24.
The debate is a Westminster Hall debate led by Dr Ben Spencer MP, who has a passion for science. It is being held in the in the Boothroyd Room. Due to Covid restrictions there can only be 4 – 6 MPs in person and all other MP’s on Zoom. Here is the link on the Parliamentary Website
You are all invited to watch the debate and please live tweet what is being said in Parliament about Science Centres by MPs. We have briefed them to talk about the work science centres do, your vital strategic importance in the education recovery and STEM learning, and of course they may mention the great work of your particular centre direct – please retweet it all.
ASDC also urges you to raise the profile of your own Science Centre and have your Science Centre’s work highlighted in Parliament byasking your MPs (more than one local one is fine) to go along and represent your interests at this critical time.
There is time allocated for short (eg 3 minute) speeches by MPs championing the role your Science Centre plays in STEM education, STEM careers and science engagement and community engagement more widely. Please brief them on what matters to you and what they should cover.
The formal title of the debate is: ‘That this house has considered the importance of Science and Discovery Centres in supporting education in science and broadening access to future careers in STEM subjects.’ Department of Education responding.
Please use the following hashtags, that the MPs will use #sciencediscovery #recovery #WestminsterHall