Community arts projects involve a variety of media and often function to facilitate a dialogue within a group. Many of these projects are created and envisioned with the help of professional artists.
Science camps provide a classroom with an atmosphere for learning in an informal way and where teenagers are introduced to hands-on experiences.
An escape room, also known as an escape game, is a game in which a team of players cooperatively discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in one or more rooms in order to progress and accomplish a specific goal in a limited amount of time.
‘Soapbox’ audience will not have necessarily planned to come and learn about science – instead, they happen across a bunch of world-class scientists as they stroll down the streets!
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS enabled devices.
Universities, science centre or other institutions open their doors for one day or one weekend.
Games and experiments that are self explanatory are particularly enticing elements in science venues created for people who drop in.
An excursion is a trip to local places of interest e.g. sites of archaeological importance, a biotope, volcano, a geological…
Mind the Lab is a STEM awareness-raising campaign that takes place at metro stations.
Water World is a “PopUp” Science Centre was created for a week-long festival, in South Africa. It provides an amazing opportunity to learn about water and the kinds of research happening in and around water, but also to find out about the variety of careers in this field.
A Hackathon is an event format which is about actual problem solving. At a scientific hackathon (or hackathon), researchers, computer developers, designers and all those who enjoy tinkering come together.
The World Café is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogues.
Make participants think about possible futures, as well as stimulate creative and forward thinking.
To test and enhance proposals, stories or ideas by subjecting them to challenges or positive alternatives.
PlayDecide is a discussion-game specifically devised to encourage an exchange of opinions in a simple but effective way, on controversial scientifical and technological topics which are also relevant to specific contexts.
Science Shops mediate between citizens, citizen groups and research institutions.
An Installation is a setting that creates a context for discussion and facilitate the possibility to dialogue with people and to collect their visions on a specific topic or issue.
“It’s fooling around directly with phenomena, with tools and materials. It’s thinking with your hands and learning through doing…
A festival can easily attract large audiences that would normally not engage with science events.
The concept is based on researchers visiting schools or workplaces and talk about themselves, their research and their career path.
Hollywood physics is a variation of a physics show that is based on identifying and explaining mistakes in Hollywood films in physics terms.
Design workshops are a format to develop science communication activities and strategies, in a collaboration between scientists/engineers…
Quickly and cheaply make ideas tangible so they can be tested and evaluated by others.
By taking people out of the meeting environment, changing the setting and bringing in new elements…
A Guided Tour is an activity that offers a stroll inside a premise or an outdoor experience.
A Pub Talk is a relaxed table-discussion with scientists in a bar or pub.
A science show is a mixture of comedy, magic and of course lots of science.
It involves experts demonstrating science or how something works.
Debates strengthen critical thinking skills as well as communication skills.
Research findings provide a number of good stories, which are presented in form of films at film festivals.
Children and young people like challenges. They like to participate in competitions, especially if there is an attractive prize to be won.
The public is invited to participate in an experiment or study thus having a large number of participants.
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