Events

Last updated: June 4th 2024

June

World Environment Day Primary webinar. June 5th 9.15am. Online

World Environment Day 2024 ...This year’s World Environment Day campaign focuses on land restoration, desertification and drought resilience under the slogan “Our land. Our future. We are #GenerationRestoration"

Drought and desertification are threatening essential ecosystems across the planet, including freshwater ecosystems and soil, the connective tissue that makes all life on Earth possible.

Details here.

Take a closer look at what makes terrestrial and land-based ecosystems so unique and, in some cases, awe inspiring on the Fun Facts page here.

STEM Ambassadors, Earthwatch Europe, and The STEM Hub are hosting a special webinar for primary children, exploring soil's secrets and learning how to champion sustainability! This will be an interactive session with the opportunity to ask questions. 

Register here.

Biomedical Science Day live Q&A. Thursday 6 June. Online

An online event aimed at Yr 7- Yr 9. Join us to celebrate Biomedical Science Day and find out about the science behind healthcare.

Join us as we host this live Q&A session and offer the opportunity to come along and chat to some of our STEM Ambassadors who work in the field of Biomedical Science. You could find out about what they do every day. What do they enjoy the most? Are there any parts of their job they don't like? How did they find themselves in the role? Register and find out a little more about one of the hidden careers within the NHS. 

If you are unable to attend the live session then please still register as you will be sent a recording of the session.

Register here.

Great Science Share for Schools. Tuesday 11 June.

The award-winning campaign continuing to inspire 5-14 year olds to take the lead in asking, investigating and sharing scientific questions they care about with new audiences.

An inclusive, non-competitive and collaborative experience for all.

  • Use the Great Science Skills Starters to upskill teachers and pupils to ask-investigate and share scientific questions 
  • Be inspired by Great Science Ideas to inspire your pupils to start asking-investigating-sharing! 
  • Use science days or special weeks, e.g. British Science Week in March 2024 to involve pupils deciding what questions they want to ask-investigate-share.

Registration is open all year which gives access to a wide array of resources to inspire your pupils into science and engineering. 

Details here.


Grappling with Graphs - online workshop with Amanda Clegg and Karen Collins

June 17th 4.30pm

Why do some students struggle to draw graphs and what can we do to help?

Are you working harder than the students to support graph drawing? How can you support your students with graphs? This session summarises the research around graph construction and interpretation, providing simple solutions for the classroom. Amanda Clegg and Karen Collins will share their ideas and expertise and guide you through simple, structred ideas to help students grapple with graphs. We will also share plans to translate the book into Welsh and current research that has been undertaken in Wales.

Click here to book your place

The Great Welsh Ice Cream Adventure! 19th June 2024 11am (English) and 2pm (Welsh language)

Join us on a quest across the Welsh countryside to celebrate Welsh Farming Week and collect all the ingredients for our interactive ice cream adventure! We’ll be learning how the key ingredients are grown and produced; meeting the people responsible for growing and producing them and joining farmer, entrepreneur and gelato maker, Angharad, in her professional kitchen to mix them into a delicious Welsh ice cream sundae!

Do your students know where milk comes from? Or how strawberries are grown? Have they ever explored the science behind making the perfect gelato, donned a bee-keeping suit or peeked behind the scenes of a climate change fighting research laboratory?

In these action-packed, interactive and bilingual live lessons, we will take pupils behind the scenes of real Welsh farms and into a professional development kitchen to use the fascinating world of farming and food production to deliver key STEM objectives from the new Curriculum for Wales.

Details and booking here.

The Big Bang Fair. 19 - 21 June. NEC Birmingham

The Big Bang Fair inspires the next generation with hands-on activities, experiments and workshops. The UK’s biggest celebration of STEM for young people returns on Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 June 2024 at The NEC in Birmingham.

Don't miss the incredible live stage shows at The Big Bang Fair! Back by popular demand, there are 2 interactive shows at The Big Bang Fair, taking you on an exciting journey through STEM. 

  • The Royal Institution - Adventures in AI
  • Medical Mavericks - The Human Guinea Pig Show

Details here.

Demystifying Semiconductors: Exploring the Technology behind modern Electronics. Monday 24 June. Cardiff Metropolitan University

One-day events, during spring and summer 2024, for year 10, 11 & 12 students from secondary schools in Wales, to explore the world of electronics and demystify semiconductors.

Schools or individual students can book their place at these events.

During the day, participants will find out more about Electronics and studying the subject at university level. There will also be a ‘hands on’ introduction to microcontrollers, guided tours and opportunities to speak with current students & teaching staff.

Book your place here.

July

Experimental extravaganza – South Wales. Tuesday 2 July, 9.30am–3.00pm, The College Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1AR

RSC Conference with IOP

We’re pleased to be joining forces once again to bring you our annual day conferences. Last year, you asked for more hands-on activities so this year RSC, IOP and a special guest will deliver three practical based workshops. 

You will have the opportunity to attend all the workshops, have time to network with colleagues from across the country and, of course, enjoy a lunch on us. 

To register for this event, sign in or register for an account on the RSC Education website here.

Experimental extravaganza – North Wales. Friday 5 July, 9.30am–3.00pm, Bangor University LL57 2PZ

RSC Conference with IOP

We’re pleased to be joining forces once again to bring you our annual day conferences. Last year, you asked for more hands-on activities so this year RSC, IOP and a special guest will deliver three practical based workshops. 

You will have the opportunity to attend all the workshops, have time to network with colleagues from across the country and, of course, enjoy a lunch on us. 

To register for this event, sign in or register for an account on the RSC Education website here.

Demystifying Semiconductors: Exploring the Technology behind modern Electronics.  Wednesday 3 July. University of South Wales (Pontypridd campus)

One-day events, during spring and summer 2024, for year 10, 11 & 12 students from secondary schools in Wales, to explore the world of electronics and demystify semiconductors.

Schools or individual students can book their place at these events.

During the day, participants will find out more about Electronics and studying the subject at university level. There will also be a ‘hands on’ introduction to microcontrollers, guided tours and opportunities to speak with current students & teaching staff.

Book your place here.

The  Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition. 3-5 July. London

Discover cutting-edge research and innovation at the Royal Society's unmissable Summer Science Exhibition, taking place from 2 – 7 July 2024, a free interactive experience open to everyone with a curious mind.

Visiting school groups will be able to explore the whole of the Exhibition between 3 – 5 July, alongside the visiting public. The content of the Exhibition is best suited to groups of STEM students aged 14+ at GCSE and A-level (or equivalent) who actively wish to pursue a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). During their visit, school groups will have the opportunity to talk directly with a wide range of researchers at 14 flagship exhibit stands and also engage with a variety of publicly accessible interactive activities and talks.

Details here.