Education | Teaching children about climate change and sustainability

More effective and engaging climate education can help prepare them to play their part in combatting climate change. Practical science activities, such as UKCEH x CREST Awards Hydrology resources, can help young people relate to and contextualise the issues that will inevitably play a formative and significant role in their futures. Read more

Why deaf inclusion matters

To mark Deaf Awareness Week, 2-8 May this year, we've explored the issue of underrepresentation of deaf students in STEM higher education, and how the barriers creating a lack of equality and inclusion can be broken. Read more

Education | It’s a family affair – the importance of engaging parents and guardians in science education

Family matters. When it comes to science education, children flourish when they're parents or guardians and engaged and involved, but there are barriers around this type of engagement. We spoke to a teacher from St Peter's Primary School Henfield in West Sussex on her experience of including families in British Science Week 2022. Read more

Education | The impacts of food waste

To mark Stop Food Waste Day on 27 April, we have explored the extent of the food waste problem in the UK, the impacts it has on the environment and society, how we can educate young people on the importance of putting leftovers in the fridge for lunch, not the bin. Read more

Making Connections: How science festivals are bringing new communities and researchers together

As 'Making Connections' grant applications open for the sixth year, we reflect on how the scheme has enabled UK Science Festivals Network members to develop their approaches to engaging underrepresented audiences with research and researchers, through community partnerships. Read more

Education | Eight tips for reaching underrepresented children in schools

We spoke to Monique Darrell from Goose Green Primary School in Southwark to find out what strategies the school is using to ensure their pupils feel included and they are celebrating diversity within their science lessons. Read more