3rd SciCamp Conference 2015

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

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Conference schedule | List of participants | Pictures

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