The Science Museum Group Academy delivers inspirational research-informed training and resources for teachers, STEM and museum professionals and others involved in STEM communication and learning. The Science Museum Group operates five museums including the Science Museum in London, the Science and Media Museum in Bradford, the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, the Railway Museum in York, and Locomotion near Durham. Members of the Academy are based at at the Science Museum in London and the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester.
With over 5 million visitors annually, including half a million in education groups, the group has a wealth of experience engaging diverse audiences and igniting their curiosity in science. Through iconic objects, interactive exhibits, and especially a practical, relevant approach to learning, educators from the five museums inspire audiences to appreciate the creativity and wonder of science. Their training courses draw on wide experience engaging audiences with STEM through contemporary science, hands-on experiences and object engagement within and beyond the member institutions.
Greg Foot is an accomplished science broadcaster on stage and in diverse media. He has provided lively science input on multiple British TV and radio programmes, is a successful podcaster (’Surprisingly Brilliant’) and a popular YouTuber. His Spectacular Science Shows regularly inspire and delight kids of all ages on stages around the world. A Natural Sciences graduate from Cambridge University, Greg is now a Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fellow and the Creative Director and driving force at sciencemedia.studio. A regular host of STEM events and awards and keynote science speaker he also delivers public engagement training and one-on-one science communication coaching.
Award-winning UK company Theatre-Rites creates beautiful and inspiring theatre for children, exploring complex issues such as the refugee situation, the environment, the financial world and neuroscience.
Their acclaimed touring and site-responsive productions stir the imagination and stimulate thought, delivering productions for, among others: Schauspielhaus Bochum, Germany (The Incredible Tale of Robot Boy), London’s Sadler’s Wells and The Barbican, Manchester International Festival, and the Ruhrtriennale Festival in Germany.
The group collaborates with diverse artists, artforms and non-arts community partners. The Incredible Tale of Robot Boy was initially a research project, funded by Wellcome Trust, with designers, puppeteers and neuroscientists from Kings College London.
Theatre-Rites’ work, under Artistic Director Sue Buckmaster, is regularly inspired by ‘object-led’ theatre that celebrates the power of visuals, puppetry and animation and is devised in collaboration with designers, visual artists, filmmakers, puppeteers, musicians, composers, actors and dancers.
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- 06 Jan 2021
- Anyone who thinks science is boring is about to have their eyes stretched wide open. This special show contains lots of those fun and naughty experiments we can only see on TV! Croucher Scholars deliver an unforgettable collection of live demonstrations – swinging and smashing to explore the forces that shape our world! Be prepared to get involved, get excited, get wet and get inspired! This show is written by Eddie Goldstein, a veteran science educator from the United States.
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- From exciting rocket launches, to searches for alien life, to exploring the solar system, the Science Museum Group will deliver an action-packed immersion in the journey of an astronaut. Discover what it takes to be an astronaut, from the weird food and amazing space suits to the water that they use over and over. Learn how to launch a rocket, how to make space food and where the best places might be to search for alien life. Buckle up for the powerful rocket launch through the freezing atmosphere into the vastness of space, this show brings you up close to the final frontier of space travel.