Science Centres and Science Events

A Science Communication Handbook

Editors: Bruyas, Anne-Marie, Riccio, Michaela (Eds.)

  • Numerous contributors in a collective work of experts which offers a wide and consolidated approach to science communication today
  • A handbook for new starters of science centres and science events, with practical experiences coming from professionals with a consolidated experiences of science communication practices
  •  Excellent background for those who want to deal with similar challenges: starting a new science centre, especially in developing countries o in countries where they don't exist
  • Include theoretical background with practical sheets
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About this book

The idea for this text stemmed from the fruitful experience gathered during the training course of 9 Nigerian university students organized in Naples from 3 to 18 September 2008 by the team of Fondazione IDIS-Città della Scienza under the project Science Centre Owerri. The training course turned out to be not only an educational opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills for these students, but also a real and practical tool that later led to the realization of the first Science Festival of Owerri in Nigeria in May 2009. This in turn sparked the idea of creating a highly practical handbook for those who want to face the challenge of developing new projects for the dissemination and socialization of science in developing countries. In these countries, the role of scientific education and training in schools is not sufficient to arouse scientific curiosity among young people and make the population aware of the importance of scientific knowledge in everyday life. Moreover science and technology are indispensable tools for people’s empowerment and should be supported with actions that encourage curiosity about science and the intelligent use of technology to bridge the divide with developed countries. It is therefore necessary to set up activities that are carefully targeted to promote and communicate science. The text has been designed as a practical guide to be used in a variety of contexts: scientific events or more structured science festivals, training, the creation of scientific cultural associations, and the development of new science centres. Besides being an excellent tool for training and supporting the design and planning phases, the manual can also be used as a reference work for institutions and local cultural services which have to select projects of this type.

About the authors

Anne-Marie Bruyas (Responsible for International partnership) holds a Degree in Environmental Sciences with a Master in science communication at the University of Paris VII. Since 2000 she is in charge of International partnership at Fondazione Idis-Città della Scienza where she has sustained the active participation of Fondazione Idis in International networks and in many European projects, concerning science and society issues such as environment, nanotechnologies, women and science. She has been part of the achievement of significant International cooperation projects, in particular the establishment of a science centre in the Palestinian Al Quds University and the organization of a Science Festival in Owerri, Nigeria (Imo State). Michaela Riccio has a degree in Italian Literature at Federico II University of Naples. Since 1999 she has been working at Fondazione IDIS-Città della Scienza. After training at the Cité des Sciences in Paris, she took part in the planning of the Science Centre of Città della Scienza. She is now working in the International Projects and Relations Unit and she is in charge of the managing and implementation of European and International Collaborative projects.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science Centres and Science Events
Book Subtitle
A Science Communication Handbook
Editors
  • Anne-Marie Bruyas
  • Michaela Riccio
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2556-1
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2556-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-2555-4
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5629-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 236
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