Wednesday 5th Feb, 09:30 am
We know that students spent more time outside of school than inside of it, and that most people have left school behind them. Where, outside of school, can people learn about science? One source is science outreach; the science opportunities and activities that institutions or other groups interested in communicating science offer to the public, including families and their school-aged children. Outreach involves many things: travelling exhibits, with or without explainers, science theatre, science festivals, events related to science week, and so on. In this presentation, some outreach activities are described together with the kinds of evaluation activities that have endeavoured to determine what, if anything, participants have learned about science, and if not, what, if anything, we can do about it!