Education manager, Catalyst science discovery centre
Widnes, Halton, UK
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Tel 0151 420 1121
Organizations:Catalyst science discovery centre
IYC Interests:Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
As education manager at Catalyst - the only science discovery centre with a focus on chemistry in the UK - it is my role to devise activities that will enthuse and inspire young people of all ages to think about science particularly chemistry. We run workshops and shows for schools, hold family sessions and have a very successful award winning science club for 11 - 18 year olds.
I work closely with teacher training colleges to help them to see the potential of out of the classroom settings in science learning. I also host many primary student teacher placements giving them the confidence to include more hands on science in their lessons.
Although I have a very small team we aim to produce some new and exciting activities for 2011. We will be working with local branches of RSC and SCI among others to put together a range of celebratory events to highlight chemistry.