Resources

In this section you will find useful documents and information on science engagement in general, and Ecsite activities in particular. Browse through articles, toolkits, reports, websites...

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Resources

Book or article
Airplane condensation trails in the Brussels sky - which "chemtrail" conspiracy theorists claim to be chemical substances governments spray to keep populations subdued. Photo Antonio Gomes da Costa

Feature article by António Gomes da Costa published in Spokes #27, February 2017

We need to help citizens grasp the difference between authority-based and science-based validation, argues Gomes da Costa (and much more)
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
post-truth, post-fact, worldview, science, process, Spokes
EXTRA
Spokes resource

Extra is the definitive online tool for Europe’s community of professionals working with travelling science exhibitions.

Category:
Topics in science
Report
The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2017 - Cover
Spokes resource

By the European Commission. This first edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor shows how well 168 selected cities in 30 European countries perform on a range of measures describing the ‘Cultural Vibrancy’, the ‘Creative Economy’ and the ‘Enabling Environment’ of a city.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
cities, indicator, european commission, cultural policy
Book or article
Museum professionals at the 2017 London Pride. Photo by Dan Vo (Twitter: @DanNouveau)

Interviews published in Spokes #32, August 2017

Towards active LGBTQ+ representation and inclusion in our science centres and museums
Keywords:
LGBTQ, representations, role models, sexual identity, gender, lesbians, gays, transgender, queers, bisexuals, Spokes
Book or article
The audience attending a show at the Einstein’s Island – Isola Polvese, Trasimeno Lake Italy. Photographer: Marco Giugliarelli

Feature article by Leonardo Alfonsi published in Spokes #32, August 2017

Roving reflections on the future of science events  
Keywords:
festivals, Events, science engagement, Spokes
Report
LAB-FAB-APP_report
Spokes resource

A 2017 report published by the European CommissionIt highlights 11 recommendations, including one on citizens' involvement with research and innovation.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
science & society, european commission, research and innovation, report
Practical guide or toolkit
Just_Add_Imagination_Oxford
Spokes resource

“Just Add Imagination” is a digital guide encouraging parents and children to explore the opportunities offered by a STEM career. It includes fun and easy science activities to do at home.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
STEM, activities, Children, home, parents
Website
Synenergene Workshop, Copernicus Science Centre, Warsaw, 1-4 September 2016 Credit: Wojciech Surdziel/Copernicus Science Center
Spokes resource

The Learning Platform contains materials about synthetic biology and its socio-scientific issues for teachers and science communication professionals who want to facilitate and support their publics in an open dialogue about this emerging science.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
#syntheticbiology #synbio #synenergene
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Genes and Machines
Spokes resource

The brochure was co-produced by iGEM Team Warsaw (Aleksandra Bartosik, Marcin Ziemniak, Jakub Piatkowski) and the biological laboratory of the Copernicus Science Center
(Elżbieta Turek, Stanisław Łoboziak), within the SYNENERGENE program – Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Synthetic Biology, This publication aims to popularize the knowledge about synthetic biology. This is a new fast-growing scientific discipline that was inspired by the idea of designing and creating artificial biological systems. They can be modeled on systems that occur in nature or built from the scratch using genetic engineering.

Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
#synbio #syntheticbiology #h2020
Practical guide or toolkit
Synenergene
Spokes resource

The toolkit aims at giving basic information, tips, and feedbacks about synthetic biology as a socio scientific issue and experiences held in the field of public engagement. At the end of the Synenergene project,the toolkit will synthesize and relate some ofthe experiences of science centres and museums involved in the organization of public activities on synthetic biology within the project.

Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
#synbio #syntheticbiology #h2020
Book or article
ESA - SocialSpace events

Interviews published in Spokes #31, June 2017

Invite your audiences on a space journey - why & how
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Space, space communication, space science, space group, Spokes
Book or article
Icy Bodies

Interviews published in Spokes #31, June 2017

Hear from four teams and organisations bridging theory and practice
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
science capital, Spokes

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