Later this month, the Cities and Science Communication (CASC) partnership is bringing together leading thinkers, curators, strategists and policy makers to explore innovative ways of engaging people with science, in their own lives and the world around them. There is a conference taking place at the Thinktank science museum in Birmingham (UK) from January 26th to 28th, which will act as a catalyst for creating recommendations based on the findings of the project so far.
A partnership of universities, bodies and science museums from across Europe have been involved in the project and they will share their findings at the conference, talking about the challenges and opportunities ahead for science communication and education, and using those as a basis for recommendations for science policy in the European Union.
There have been a number of different strands of the project, including study visits to partner institutions as a way of learning new methods and sharing best practice; activities aimed at engaging hard-to-reach groups of people, and looking at changing behaviours in relation to sustainability and climate change both in the public sphere and in small businesses.
Over the course of the next few days we’ll be talking in more detail about the outcomes of some of those activities and illustrating key examples from the project so far, ahead of the conference itself.