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Get involved in Makefest 30-31 May 2020 – our making and engineering festival

Calling all makers, innovators, engineers, crafters, artists and hobbyists. Makefest is back at the Museum of Science and Industry and we’re looking for all sorts of playful ideas, activities and workshops to be part of the celebration.

What is Makefest?

Makefest is our weekend family festival of making, engineering, technology and crafts that takes over the museum galleries from Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 May, 11am – 4pm. We’re looking for hands-on activities, big or small, that will encourage our visitors to have a go at making, get creative and learn new skills.

To see the festival pack and to propose an activity – visit: https://www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk/take-part-makefest-2020

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 8 April 2020

Posted on behalf of Georgina Wells, Contemporary Science Programme Coordinator, Museum of Science and Industry.

Call for exhibits and activities at NERC Public Engagement Showcase 2020

NERC is offering an opportunity for researchers to run public engagement activities as part of our annual showcase 2020. The showcase will take place at Techniquest Science Centre in Cardiff in July 2020.

Visitors to the event will range from the general public, including families and young people, to policymakers and people that do not usually interact with science in their daily lives.

The environmental science showcase will comprise of approximately 20 hands-on exhibits, talks and debate, and science buskers. Through the exhibition activities, talks, debates and discussions, the event will engage visitors with research of the natural world, connecting a diverse range of people to environmental science, and the process of doing research.

Please read the application guidelines document (PDF, 69KB) which contains information about the project and application criteria, before you apply to attend.

The closing date for applications is 16:00 on Thursday 30 January 2020.

Further information
Hannah Lacey, NERC Public Engagement Programme Manager
M: +447892764849 T: 01793411535