The UK Climate Hub,www.ClimateHub.uk, is a new website, conceived, created and operated by The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres to enable everyone engaging the public with climate change to find and share COP26 and Climate Change activities, resources and events.
By all sharing our climate resources in the run up to COP26 and beyond, we can collectively do far more to engage families, young people and communities with climate and the issues we need to solve together, driving action where we need it.
So join in, find hands-on activities and share what you have developed, so together we can involve and inspire people more widely across the UK with the issues of climate change and its solutions.
Richard Lochhead, The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science at the Scottish Government said:
“I’m very pleased that Scottish Government funding has allowed the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres to develop the Climate Hub website. This fantastic resource will allow Scotland’s science centres, and others, to showcase climate change resources and activities in advance of COP26 being held in Glasgow later this year. The resource underpins the important role that Scotland’s four science centres play in making STEM accessible to a wide range of audiences of all ages and backgrounds"
The website is designed for use by staff at Science and Discovery Centres, Natural History and Science Museums, Universities, climate research centres, learned societies, environmental organisations, science festivals and others whose goal is to share the latest science and issues with children and adults across the UK.
Dr Penny Fidler, CEO of ASDC said:
Climate change is our biggest global challenge. It will take a combination of scientific innovation, societal change and a collective imagination and desire to solve.
"It's entirely possible to achieve this, and what better opportunity to spark our nation's enthusiasm than when the world's biggest climate conference, COP26, is being hosted in Glasgow this November. Our specialism is sharing the latest brilliant science in fun and engaging ways with millions of children, families, adults and schools and never has this been more important than right now for climate."
"The Climate Hub enables all our climate resources to be easily shared, so collectively we canengage more families, young people and communities and collectively inspire faster change."
You can easily upload your climate games, hands on resources, climate shows, climate camp activities, videos, COP26 events, climate data summaries and more - remember to add lots of tags so others can easily find your resources and download them. Tags are available for different target age ranges, activity types and more.
In order to help you reduce the carbon footprint in your own organisation, we have also added one other function on www.climatehub.uk - the facility to upload and download initiatives in your organisation that have successfully reduced your own carbon - from the the success of vegan and local food in your cafes to the feasibility studies for solar panels on your roof.
All uploaded resources will go through an approval process and be online in a day or two. We would love it if you would tweet and share your resources once they are published online.
This website launches on 22 March 2021. Please do tweet about it and use twitter handles @sciencecentres @RichardLochhead @scotgov #climatehub