"Ideas Factory" sciency brainstsorming at NCVS
As part of the preparations for National Science & Engineering Week (14 - 23 March 2014), the British Science Association hosted an "Ideas Factory" at Nottingham CVS.
The event was attended by 40 people from a range of organisations ranging from Wildlife Trusts to Girl Guide leaders to University outreach teams- and aimed to give practical help and inspiration to anyone thinking of holding an event in March 2014
Attendees were given information on the, rather wonderful, support resources available at www.nsew.org.uk
After which there was a workshop session in which the attendees formed groups and outlined their experiences of what works in science outreach. This produced some great nuggets of information, including:
How the BSA Nottingham branch hosts an annual "Science in the Park" event at Wollaton Hall, featuring real life researchers, fascinating talks and interesting exhibits - they are looking for stewards ...