Over the Easter holidays I will be carrying out activities with 4-11 year olds during a playscheme. Since I have no experience with this age-group, I decided to invite over some more artistically-minded friends to help me prepare. Some of them have exhibited their artwork around Bristol and one of them (James George) has two websites (see here and here). The photos below show what we made.
I gave them an outline of what I will be doing with the children: making a cell and talking about the structure of the eye. I wonder if this counts as outreach with adults? I was the only scientist and I showed them in google images what I do at work. Adults are generally overlooked in terms of science outreach but at the University of Missouri, outreach skills are taught to graduates to communicate effectively with adults. At the University of Bristol, the BA English Literature and Community Engagement degree is specifically geared towards public engagement. Maybe the Science, Engineering and Medical faculties could get together and offer a Science Communication module as part of the degrees also?
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