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The Electrick Show, Pop-up Heureka

This Spokes collection is home to articles exploring face to face interactions in science engagement: festivals, science shows, explainers, dialogue events...

Keywords

  • facilitation
  • explainers
  • public engagement
  • festivals
  • science shows
  • Events
  • programmes

Feature articles

Lookout
An Explainer at Exploratorium shares a dissecting cow eyeball with visitors

Interviews published in Spokes #62, April 2020

Six institutions provide an insight into recruiting, hiring and training their front-line staff| Estimated reading time: 20 minutes (3-5 minutes per question)
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Spokes, explainers, Recruitment, facilitators, training, education
Portfolio
One of Heureka's "H18" nights (Vantaa, Finland)

Portfolio published in Spokes #61, March 2020

What happens inside science centres and museums after your working day is over?
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Spokes, after hours, adult events
In Depth
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| Estimated reading time: 18 minutes
Keywords:
festivals, Events, science engagement, Spokes
Lookout
The Electrick Show, Pop-up Heureka

Interviews published in Spokes #51, April 2019

The field is evolving, argue our interviewees| Estimated reading time: 35 minutes (5-9 minutes per interview)
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
Spokes, science shows, festivals, storytelling
Lookout
Concert and conference on Jim Morrison, Nietzsche and the Greek Poets as part of SHARPER project 2017

Interviews published in Spokes #44, September 2018

Snapshots of the European Researchers’ Night: evolution and future challenges| Estimated reading time: 27 minutes (2-12 min per interview)
Keywords:
Researchers' Night, science engagement, european commission, Spokes
In Depth
‘Reversed’ science café in Bonn, Germany, as part of the Sparks project © WILA Bonn

Feature article by Bálint Balázs published in Spokes #24, November 2016

Did a grassroot movement turn into a buzzword for public engagement?| Estimated reading time: 15 minutes
Category:
Education & learning, EU and governance
Keywords:
science café, public engagement, trends, policy, dialogue, Participation, Spokes