As a nation and as a global society we have some major challenges ahead, especially in relation our environment. This project will engage, inspire and involve families with school-age children across the UK with the amazing stories, science and people of NERC's world-leading environmental research, highlighting the relevance of contemporary environmental science issues to their daily lives and to society's future.
This programme will be directed and project managed by The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres who have considerable experience managing national strategic multi-partner science engagement programmes. The resources are being developed in partnership with Dynamic Earth, Eden Project and the Natural History Museum. This programme is delivered through the generous financial support of the Natural Environment Research Council.
The ten selected UK science centres will leverage their exceptional talents in engaging families with science in a fun and engaging ways, as well as their relationships with press, PR, universities and other partners to publically celebrate NERC environmental science in a way that works for them and their family audiences.
Each centre will recieve a host of resources, including a bespoke set of equipment, an adaptable family show, staff training at the residential training academy, training manual and support and a series of hands on activities for meet the expert sessions. Participating centres will also be given a marketing pack with the branding and associated assets, a website and media releases.
Overall the programme aims to reach 100,000 people, with each centre reaching 10,000 people with delivery at times they choose from the February half-term 2018 to the October half term 2018.