The Association for Science and Discovery Centres runs many national strategic STEM programmes.
ASDC comes up with an idea for a national science programme that will be both engaging for the public and will advance the sector. We then strive to secure partnerships and funding. The team here then work with scientists and other expert partners to develop a cutting-edge science programme which brings the latest research alive for children and adults.
For most ASDC projects, we create the content, including hands-on activities, experiments, an excellent set of equipment and resources including curriculum-linked schools workshops and family shows. We then invite science centres to bid to partner with us to deliver the programme with local communities, families and schools. Once the centres have been selected we train and equip them to run the new programme across the UK.
Our last National programme engaged 2.1 million people.