AnturusAnturus Education, from the UK, bring the science of the outdoors into the classroom. With interactive science shows and workshops, hands-on resources and Skype calls from the field, Anturus show the wonder of the natural world through engaging and thought-provoking experiences for all. The Anturus team are experienced in the outdoors, science and film. Together, they make educational films and content that can be used in the classroom or just for science enthusiasts.
Eddie GoldsteinFrom writing and performing science shows at the world-famous Smithsonian Institution, Eddie Goldstein went on to launch the highly acclaimed Science Performing Program at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, where he was a senior educator for 23 years. A Columbia University graduate with a background as a professional magician, always-entertaining Eddie has performed his Magical Math and Science Show around the globe. He also conducts science-performing workshops at museums internationally, sharing the skills he has honed over many years, so that other professional educators can learn new tools for spreading the joy of science.
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.
Mobile Earth + Space Observatory
The Mobile Earth + Space Observatory (MESO) is a mobile environmental and space science laboratory outfitted with hands-on educational and research instrumentation that supports activities focused on weather, climate and the science of astronomy. Making it all possible is a box truck with a roof that rolls back to expose a research-grade telescope that allows online visitors of all ages to look at the stars and planets in ways normally only available to scientists. MESO also includes museum-grade exhibits, scientific equipment, and interaction with scientists and educators, creating a science centre on wheels during the daytime. While at night, it transforms to an observatory hosting stargazing parties that explore the universe.
Through digital link-ups to Hong Kong and around the world, MESO offers real-time virtual star parties, science demonstrations, and cutting edge science education for schools, museums, and community events. These opportunities excite and motivate young people to further explore science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
MESO’s mission is to engage participants in scientific inquiry and allow them to experience first-hand what it is to be a scientist, to use scientific instruments and to make observations of our world and beyond. The scientists and educators that bring MESO to life include researchers in astrophysics, engineering, chemistry, education, astronomy, physics, and geology.