Our Work Making Science Real in Schools - MARCH Project MARCH is a project spanning Europe, bringing together seven countries and numerous institutions and educational establishments, in order to share and promote innovative content and best practices for use in science education for secondary schools. The project aims to: - Help young people actively contribute to the learning process - Promote the relevance of science in everyday life - Promote science as a force to empower citizens - Highlight the link between science and future employability - Reach more than ten thousand schools across Europe Find out more about the project. London International Conference, November 2016 The London International Conference will be held on Tuesday 15 November at Burlington House, The Geographical Society, Piccadilly Circus, London, where we will be bringing together educators and institutions to look to the future of education, and address how to make science real for students in school. The day will include discussion sessions on ‘best practices’ both inside and out of the classroom, a panel debate on the future of science education and a chance to interact with experts in education from around the world. A youth panel of students will also be feeding their ideas into the Conference and will present their own ‘Manifesto’. 9am Registration Keynote address from Professor Louise Archer, ASPIRES Breakout sessions: Mixing science and the arts – Angelos Alexopoulos, [email protected] CERN and Charlotte Hale, Flux Dance Learning outside the classroom – Lucy Barton, Zoological Society of London Using ICT – Nikolaos Fachantidis, University of Macedonia 12pm Lunch will be provided Panel discussion on future of STEM Education Rick Hall, Ignite Futures and Lab_13 Ekkehard Winter, Telekom Foundation Raycho Raychev, Space Challenges Program Cliff Manning, Children's Commissioner's Office Breakout sessions: Hands-on activities – Julie Brown, Practical Action Interacting with researchers – Josh Doyle, I’m A Scientist Creating new media – Elizabeth and Megan Shea, ‘ScienceRocks’ Youtube Channel 4.30pm Finish Please register your attendance here. STEM 'Edu-Showcase' Join us on the River Thames for an evening STEM ‘Edu-Showcase’ on the same day. Held at the Tattershall Castle river-boat, on London Embankment, the evening aims to celebrate the achievements of the MARCH project. The evening will be a great opportunity to meet teachers, activity providers, STEM Ambassadors and those supporting science, technology, engineering and maths in schools and colleges; and is also a chance to discover other exciting developments in the field of STEM education.Drop in between 18.00hrs - 22.00hrs, for a drinks and buffet food reception, with presentations starting at 19.00hrs. Register for free.