Space is for everyone, a whole universe of wonders and possibilities. However, for many pupils the way these topics are taught can make these subjects seem out of their reach and daunting. Teaching these out of this world concepts can be difficult, even for seasoned educators. Experiments and demonstrations are usually abstract representations of what we would observe in real life, and for some learners, this can be difficult to contextualise and relate to, especially if students have special educational requirements.  

Our Space Our Future is teaming up with some fantastic science communicators and educators to help us learn how. By approaching these subjects, a little differently, you can open up the world, and even galaxies to audiences that would usually find these subjects difficult to engage with. On the 8th of March at 16:00 GMT, why not join our online discussion and see how you can help spread the wonders of space and science and make these subjects more inclusive for all? We are all universally different, and maybe by adopting a few of these concepts, you may help more people than you expect.      

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Featuring contributions from:

Jon Chase 

A science communicator, author and science rapper who is currently working at Leiden University in the Netherlands as a project scientist, but perhaps he is best known for his science raps, which he has produced for organisations including NASA, BBC and Chester Zoo.

Nic Bonne

A vision-impaired astronomer and outreach and public engagement officer. Nic currently leads the Tactile Universe public engagement project, which is developing resources to help vision-impaired people learn about current topics in astronomy.

Shaaron Leverment

Acting CEO of the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres, founding director of Explorer Dome outreach, with over 20 years’ experience working in STEM engagement and education.

Anton Brooks

Science Teacher at Notton House Academy, who has worked closely with pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH), Speech, Language and Communication needs (SLCN) and Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).

Moderated by Ruth Perkins – Ruth has worked for Science Made Simple for over 10 years, performing at festivals and schools across the UK and abroad.

So join us for a conversation on how we can make space for everyone!

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Housekeeping notes- 

Please note that this event will be recorded and shared as a resource for others and will be shared on social media and the Our Space Our Future webpage.  

We would disclose that throughout this event we will be discussing issues that focus on disability and race and we intend for this to be a safe space for anyone who is willing to take part. As part of this event, if you have a question but are unsure about the appropriateness of a word, please do not feel that this should limit your involvement in this discussion, participants may correct you, but please consider this a safe space for in faith discussion of these issues. That being said, if the moderator feels that verbiage is being used intentionally to belittle other participants or persons, people may be ejected from the conversation with no warning. 

The webinar will take place in Zoom and it will be live-streamed on Facebook:

Let’s meet there!