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News 24 May 2013

When you’ll be in Gothenburg for the Ecsite Conference, don’t miss the DESIRE open workshop during the project showcase session, and find the best ways to disseminate science education projects results!


News 20 May 2013

Deadline got extended: apply by Sunday 23rd June.

This call aims to identify a maximum of 17 Ecsite members who will host and facilitate discussion games (PlayDecide) tailored at young people in September-October 2013 as part of the EU funded project INPORFOOD.

A maximum of 17 Ecsite members will be selected to run at least 4 discussion games in their science centres with young people as participants (aged 14-21).

News 13 May 2013

You can start planning your conference agenda in Gothenburg, as the final programme is online now. See it here. For the ones who haven’t done so yet, register online here Registration closes at midnight on May 20 2013

During the conference 2 meeting rooms will be at your disposal for your individual meetings. Book your time slot with Lucy: lschweingruber@ecsite.eu

News 9 May 2013

Maker Space @ Ecsite: The "dream image" shows how organizers Jochen Hunger, Jean-Michel Molenaar and Karolina Perrin see the new format. The Red Room at the center will not only be the location of the initial session on Thursday, 6th of June (entitled, 'Making, fabbing, tinkering: New approaches to learning by doing'), but also the place for getting in touch with tools and materials like 3D printers, laser cutters, soldering irons and electronic components.

News 6 May 2013

The European Space Agency will support the Space Group to develop events, educational activities and exhibits for Science Centres and Museums related to the Rosetta mission. A “Rosetta kit” will enable the Ecsite members to take part in a campaign related to this most exciting on-going space mission, which will lead to a lander to be released onto a comet surface and retrieve crucial information on the origins of the solar system.

The first step will be to work with Science Centres and Museums in a collaborative way on the definition of these events, educational activities and exhibits.

News 25 April 2013

Training Program for leadership in science centres

The first Euro-Mediterranean and Middle East Summer School, Granada, 22-27 September 2013

Why the EMME Summer School?

The Euro-Mediterranean and Middle East Summer School for Science Communication (EMME Summer School) aims to set-up a Euro-Mediterranean program for science centres and any other organisation working for the public engagement in science, in order to reinforce their capacities, to strengthen dialogue and exchange, and to increase the community of players in the region.

News 24 April 2013

To promote the sharing of ideas, experiences, contacts, etc. several Ecsite LinkedIn groups have been created:

Traveling exhibitions: A place to discuss anything related to traveling exhibitions touring science centres and museums in Europe.

Social media: A group to discuss social media use and impact among science centres and museums.

Scicom Dreams: museums and science centres of the future: A group to share our wildest dreams for sciences centres and museums

**These three groups are sub-groups of the general Science centres and museums in Europe.

News 16 April 2013

Ecsite is helping Città della Scienza restart its activities by coordinating donations of exhibits. This is to facilitate Città’s accumulation of exhibit collections according to the hands-on tradition typical of science centres.

Attached below are step-by-step instructions on how to you can lend an exhibit to Città using the traveling exhibitions database for Europe, www.extrascience.eu.

Please read the instructions carefully as they will help make the loaning process smooth.

News 12 April 2013

The Ecsite Annual General Meeting happens every year in conjunction with the Ecsite Annual Conference – this year on 7 June 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Full members will vote for a new President as well as for trustees of the Board.

The 2013 presidential election is significant since it is the first time Ecsite has launched a call for this position. Ecsite’s Internal Regulations, which stipulate an open call for presidential candidates, had not yet been adopted at the time of the 2011 elections.

News 11 April 2013

Would you like to enhance your skillset in Science Communication by learning how to visualise complex concepts? Can you identify with making the best Chemistry education available totally free to hundreds of thousands of learners around the world? If so, apply for an internship with our non-profit Education programme “The Virtual School” [http://youtube.com/virtualschool].


Digital Spokes magazine

Spokes is the monthly magazine of Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums. Hear the latest news from European science engagement, go further with in-depth features and make the most of the good reads, events and opportunities shared by Ecsite members.

Spokes magazine #65, August 2020

LOOKOUT: Entering the scicomm field with Bárbara Teixeira

PORTFOLIO: Digital exhibitions by Emily Cronin

COLUMN: Spokes - expressing the voice of the community by Maria Xanthoudaki

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