Official project ending

On the 29th of february 2016 the EU-Comenius SciCamp project officially ended. It was a fruitfull and exciting project including the collaboration between various actors in the field of out-of-school learning and Science Camps. Of course, the time of collaboration is not over and we are looking forward to strengthen and enlarge the grown network more and more.

During the next weeks and months you will find even more material on that webpage and during spring the final project report. Thanks to everyone who contributed to our exploration and activites! The SciCamp project consortium.

Evaluation report

Evaluation ReportAs the third annual SciCamp report we are proud to present our findings about how participants are affected by joining Science Camps and about the organization of collaboration. Special thanks to the main author of that report Linda Ahrenkiel from the University of Southern Denmark!

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3rd SciCamp Conference 2015

European Conference on Science Camps and non-formal Science Education,
7 – 9 Oct 2015, Berlin (Germany)

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SciCamp final conference, which summed up three years of work for SciCamp team, was held in Berlin from 7th to 9th  of October. The Conference took place at the Museum of Technology in the center of Berlin. The goal of the conference was to share the experiences among participants, but also to present new, as well as old camps, methods and evaluation findings to the almost 70 guests of the event.

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During the first day of the conference, participants had the opportunity to present some of their work during the project, and the impact they made on the public. Vanessa Rolle and Sophie Hennings, two young students who attended a few of the camps also presented their point of view and shared their experiences during the camps.

Later that day, during poster presentations, some of the project partners and participants presented their camps and different methods in teaching and researching via poster sessions, which was also a great networking opportunity.

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The afternoon was reserved for parallel sessions: on collaboration with companies, engaging science education, World cafe and teaching and discussing nature of science. Daniel Solabarrieta Arrizabalaga also organized a session with a special science camps version of Play Decide game and Eduardo Batista talked about Science from youngsters to youngsters program. Vitor Silva and Filomena Mesquita presented U. Porto junior University program that engages 5 000 people a year.

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Second day of the conference was reserved for two parallel sessions on organizing science camps and science fairs, both interactive workshops held by Christian Kubat and Susana Chaves. In the end, all the participants summed up their experiences and gave video testemonials.

The conference ended with the visit of an interactive Science exhibition in the Science Centre Spektrum next to the venue.

Most of the presentations are available on the links below:

How to teach Nature of Science and change the Students Views - Natália Cândido Vendrasco

How to organize a Science Fair - Susana Chaves, project manager

Engaging 5.000 pupils a year at the U.Porto’s Junior University - Vítor Silva and Filomena Mesquita, University of Porto – Rectorate, Portugal

Fostering Interest in interdisciplinary Inquiry-based Science Camps - Louise Bindel, University of Halle, Germany

Collaboration with companies - Martin Lindner University of Halle, Germany

View from Participants - Sophie Hennings, Vanessa Luisa Rolle

View from Evaluation - Morten Rask Petersen, SDU

How to organize a Science camp – Christian Kubat

 

SciCamp Conference 2015, First Announcement

European Conference on Science Camps and non-formal Science Education,
7 – 9 Oct 2015, Berlin (Germany)

At the end of our three-year EU-Comenius SciCamp Project we want to share our project-findings about Science Holiday Camps with you and further exchange with the different actors. Why Science Camps are important is written on this website and in our reports.

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Participants:

You should attend the conference, if you are a

- Science Camp organiser,
- Member of an organisation providing non-formal Science / STEM education,
- Employee of a STEM relating company demanding scientists,
- Headmaster, teacher, teacher-trainer or teacher-student,
- Scientist with information about the outcome of non-formal STEM activities
or if you have any interest in modern, powerful and creative STEM education

Tentative programme:

- Keynote-Speech
- Presentations
- Workshops
- Poster Session
- Networking Event
- Conference Dinner
- Exhibition

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The Conference-Content-Tag cloud:

Advertisement, Best-Practice, Conduction, Connection to Companies, Content, Experiences, Fees, Funding, Improvement of Classroom Teaching, Interactivity, Job-Opportunities, Legal matters, Manuals, Mistakes, Modern methods, Outcomes, Participants, Preparation, Recruiting, Scientific evaluation, Varieties and more.

Venue:

The Conference will take place at the Museum of Technology in the Center of Berlin. It is very famous and also connected to a brand new renewed interactive Science exhibition in the “Science Center Spektrum”. All conference participants have free access to the exhibitions to experience new interactive methods for your Science Camps and to discuss about.

Museum of Technology (Deutsches Technikmuseum)
Trebbiner Straße 9, D-10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg
http://sdtb.de/English.122.0.html

How to get there:

Public transport
Underground lines
U1, U7 Möckernbrücke
U1, U2 Gleisdreieck
S-Bahn
S1, S2, S25 Anhalter Bahnhof

Parking space is limited in Trebbiner Strasse, but there is plenty of pay parking in Gleisdreieck multi-storey car park.

Accommodation:

There are plenty of Hotels and Hostels around the Museum of Technology. You will find every category from 30 Euro to 200 Euro per Night within a radius of one km around the Venue.
Just use your preferred Hotel Compare Portal like swoodoo.com, put in the address “Trebbiner Straße 9, D-10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg” and a radius of 1 km.

Fees:

The participation in the Conference is free of charge. You have to provide yourself with an accommodation and the transport. We ask for apology that we cannot yet say whether the catering is free. That depends at the moment on funding confirmations and we will let you now as soon as possible.

Link:

This form is to express your interest / register for the conference. You can also suggest an active participation via the form.

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33rd Youth Science Meeting – Faro Portugal by AJC

33rd Youth Science Meeting organize by the Youth Science Association, a unique activity “from youngsters to youngsters” that will take place at Faro – Portugal. The event will take place between the 26th July and 2nd August 2015 and has a  foreseen number of 100 participants, young people between 16 and 25 years from several countries.
For more informations www.ajc.pt

 

Follow the registration information and some information about Faro.

http://issuu.com/ualg/docs/algarve-is-our-campus

The registration period ends at 15th April 2015, don’t miss this opportunity!

Interim Report

This public part of the SciCamp interim report represents the whole project and is addressed to everyone involved in the organisation, conduction, exploitation, evalua-tion or invention of Science Holiday Camps, to those institutions who cooperate with these Camps and to teachers who want to learn proven inquiry based STEM activi-ties.

The report looks at the project from two geographical perspectives. The European perspective gives you an insight into our overall objectives, strategies and findings. In addition, there are selected local perspectives which are concerned with special ex-periences from our respective consortium members, in order to make the report in-formative and to include the different views of our various European consortium members in the sense of our European diversity.

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Scientix Conference

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The workshop will introduce the Science Camps international project and share its preliminary results. The project considers that Science Camps are one answer to young peoples’ lack of interest in STEM, trying to engage them in scientific questions and helping them develop a positive attitude towards these fields. Not only the career decisions but also the development of scientific literacy are the main aims of these camps. All activities in the Science Camps are supported by ICT, making it not only the target, but also the vehicle to acquire scientific literacy.

SciCamp Brochure for Scientix Conference 2014

SciCamp on Scientix Conference

SciCamp project will be presented on the 26th of October in Brussels, during the second Scientix Conference, which will gather around 600 teachers, policymakers, researchers and project managers involved in science education.

This two day long conference will be one of the major networking events in STEM education in Europe. SciCamp project will be presented during one of the paralel panel sessions with the topic of out of school learning.

DNK 2014

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This year, CPN organized a traditional summer event, known as DNK. DNK is a special CPN program, initiated during summer 2013, in order to allow the kids to develop their view on world, their curiosity, creativity and team spirit, all through a carefully planned and fun program. DNK includes Children Science Club and Children Science Camp, and makes an interesting concept, best known for its abbreviation, DNK, where kids get to spend their summer doing science.

Children Science Club took place during the summer, since June 10, until August 29. Kids, age 7 to 12, were able to participate in various workshops, social activities and other numerous parts of the program, supervised by qualified educators, science communicators and psychologists.

The first hour of program is reserved for warming up and getting to know each other games, led by a psychologist. After that, it’s time for scientific, physics, math, chemistry, biology, psychology and astronomy workshops.

Aside from the Children Science Club, which is held during day, elementary school students had the opportunity to attend the Children Science Camp, taking place at one of our country’s most significant archeological sites, Viminacijum. A group of kids participated in this year’s science camp, from July 12-13, and spent two unforgettable days where they discovered the world in an unconventional way, alongside CPN’s science demonstrators.

The participants had the chance to learn about sciences like: archeology, biology, physics, chemistry, astronomy and psychology, in an interesting and interactive manner.

Besides from the range of workshops, the participants were given the opportunity to do stargazing with a telescope, and they were all provided with accommodation, food, and, of course, non-stop care.

What’s so special about the Camp is that kids get to experience the natural environment and the site itself, firsthand. They also had the opportunity to visit the Roman site, as well as a recently opened Mammoth Museum.

All the countries that are built and based upon knowledge recognize these science camps as an essential part of building scientifically literate youth.

Summer school of science – Prona, Ivanova korita

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“Summer school of science” has been organized for the seventh time this summer by PRONA foundation in Ivanova Korita, Montenegro. Thirty high school students from all over the country had the opportunity of spending a whole week in the beautiful natural environment of mountain Lovcen, participating in a rich interactive scientific program, led by scientists and professors. The students were put in a role of a modern scientist, via lectures, workshops, experiments and individual and team research work, covering different areas of science (mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics…). The program also included a diverse social program (sports, hiking, movies, discussions, parties…) The whole program was free for the participants.