The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC), in partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), is delighted to announce the launch of Phase 4 of Explore Your Universe.
Over the 2 ½ year programme, our mission is to identify the practices that successfully build sustainable partnerships between science centres and community-based organisations, in order to truly involve families in areas of socio-economic deprivation and encourage equitable participation with communities who may not currently engage with our science centres.
Over the past 7 years, Explore Your Universe Phase 1, 2 and 3 has partnered with 25 science centres and organisations across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and reached 380,987 children and adults.
Building on this learning and success, Phase 4 now brings a specific focus to the evidenced methodologies that successfully build interest, value, curiosity and confidence in the physical sciences for children aged 8 – 14 and their families, working with the same group of children on multiple occasions to support family science capital.
This national programme is led by ASDC. Scientific content, evaluation and expertise in evidenced based approach will be informed from our partnerships with STFC, Science Centres, community partners, external specialists and consultants.
For more information on this programme, please contact ASDC:
STFC is part of UK Research and Innovation, a national funding agency investing in science and research in the UK funded by the UK government. ASDC thank STFC for having the vision to fund Explore Your Universe which we believe has made a step change to the quality and reach of hands-on engagement with the latest physics and engineering in the UK. For more information visit the STFC website.