The British Science Association (BSA)’s Education Team is responsible for our work with educators, young people and their parents and guardians.

This includes our flagship young people’s programme, CREST, the schools elements of British Science Week and our Youth Panel.

The BSA’s vision for science education is that its purpose shouldn’t only be to train future scientists. In addition to offering young people opportunities to participate in science that will help broaden their career choices and ensure that the UK has enough skilled scientists and engineers to meet the future needs of society and the economy, we also want to create a generation of young people who are comfortable with science and excited by discovery.

Our programmes demonstrate how science education can provide everyone with an appreciation of science, focused on understanding, enrichment and applicability day-to-day life. We work with schools, colleges, teachers, home educators, youth leaders, youth groups and clubs to ensure that science can be embraced by young people through informal learning in any context.

The Education team is exploring new ways to build on its engagement with non-science specific organisations and partners to enable wider reach, and foster innovative ways to engage with education-related audiences. Recent examples include partnerships with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Rotary International and the Children’s University.

You can contact the team here.