Charlie Director of Communications

We’re thrilled to have recently received funding to help us begin to address the inequalities that children face in accessing science activities.

The funding was granted as part of a two-year national programme called ‘Our World From Space’, created and developed by the Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) and a specialist project team, that will explore the relevance of UK space science for the future health and sustainability of our home planet.  

Using our expert science communication knowledge and resources from the Our World From Space project, our Charity will create a series of fun, positive and interactive workshops and demonstrations using the themes of climate, oceans and biodiversity. We’ll take these activities to primary school aged children in local communities with the aim of helping them build their scientific enquiry skills. At first, we’ll be working with our existing connections to trial and test the activities. But our ultimate goal is to roll this out to a wider audience to create a legacy from the funding.  

The programme of activities will consist of:

  • An engaging live science whole school assembly focused on climate acidification of the oceans
  • A new mobile planetarium show, We Are Guardians, which explores how satellites are used in our everyday lives and how this has helped our understanding of the climate crisis
  • An ‘Ask the Scientist’ question and answer session
  • A teacher CPD pack to help teach the scientific method
  • An optional space environment school project so that children can put their learning into action. 

The ‘Our World From Space’ project is being launched in 22 of the UK’s science centres and museums. It is being funded by UK Space Agency in partnership with Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), part of UK Research and Innovation. Find out more on the ASDC website.