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Technopolis, the Flemish Science Centre 31 January 2011

Due to social influences and misconceptions, girls do not find a way to engineering or applied sciences. A talent that is unknown, is unloved… To fight all prejudices Technopolis, the Flemish science center, organizes the Girls Only Technology Club from 10 to 12 years.

During 9 sessions the girls discover the basic techniques and create pieces of work with all kinds of material: (electrical) saws, drills, files, pliers, cutters, pincers, wood, metal, plexi… In the last session they show their mothers how they learnt to handle and work with these materials in a safe way.

Technopolis, the Flemish Science Centre 20 January 2011

The temporary exhibition that is now on display (until August 31, 2011) at Technopolis is Plantastic!

This fun and interactive science exhibition reveals the wonderful world of plants and shows how they interact with people, animals, insects and each other. The exhibition explains how we use plants in our daily lives often without realizing it, and how they are essential for the world’s survival.

Enter a magical realm with giant leafy canopies, massive seed pods and strange man-made-trees.

iQLANDIA Science Center Liberec 12 January 2011

The 28th of March is the opening day of two new floors full of interactive exhibits. Besides two large exhibition halls, the premises also offer scientific laboratories, class-rooms and public hall for temporary exhibitions. The visitors can look forward to the demonstration of storm or earthquake, experiments with electricity, infrared imaging and lot more. Big attraction for visitors will represent regular weekend-scientific shows held in the new auditorium. Science is fun!

CentroScienza ONLUS 10 January 2011

Since 1987 the 1,600-seat Colosseo Theatre in Torino, Italy, has been a science showcase with lively, interactive presentations by renowned scientists, researchers and science writers. Through films, theatrical dramatization, demonstrations and laboratory experiments, this weekly journey into the world of science can certainly be considered the most remarkable of its kind in Italy and also one of the most important and long-running in Europe.

Fondazione IDIS - Città della Scienza 20 December 2010

Futuro Remoto, the biggest annual event of science communication organized by Fondazione Idis-Città della Scienza, is focus this year on the impact that man’s activities produces on Earth and on the role of technology.

Techmania Science Center 13 December 2010

Techmania Science Center offers:

Six months or one year internship for English speaking Edutainer/Explainer

Job description:

- Providing direct contact with visitors of Techmania Science Center - Providing skilled information about exhibitions and events to the public - Managing of special education programs for primary and high school students - Presentation of scientific shows - Participation in adjustments and compositions of education programs and scientific shows - Managing of action plans and supervising of themed events for popularization of science - Administrative suppo

The Natural History Museum, London 7 December 2010

50 Ecsite members participated in the Ecsite Directors’ Forum 2010, hosted by the Natural History Museum, London. “Bad Science” writer Ben Goldacre, agricultural biologist Angelika Hilbeck, cultural sector expert John Holden and HR specialist Duncan Mayo were among the keynote speakers at this year’s Forum, 2-4 December 2010, which addressed the theme of change. This event is the most important annual meeting for directors of science centres and museums in Europe.