"Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference."
Claire Fagin (American nurse, educator, academic, and consultant)
Science communication, a powerful tool to promote science education
When you were a child, who and what inspired you? Did you think that you could be what you are today? Do you think that all children can dream as far or even further?
On the 1st of June 1925, the International Children's Day was first proclaimed in Geneva during the World Conference on Child welfare. Later on, the UN recognized November 20 as World Children's Day, as it was the date on which the Universal Declaration of the Rights of the Child was approved in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.
Nevertheless, in Portugal and several other countries including other Portuguese speaking countries such as Angola and Mozambique, 1st of June is still the day we celebrate it.
To celebrate this day, the Portuguese semester invites you to join a webinar with two groundbreaking projects working to give all children access to science and promote science education.
Core to this webinar will be topics such as: science education, science communication, multilingualism, educational equity, development cooperation.
All these topics are dear to the JRC community, come along an joining us.
Have a look below for a brief description of the projects and hear it from our speakers on the 1st of June!!
Spoken by over 250 million people in the world, the Portuguese language can open doors and create opportunities for social development and knowledge sharing. Designed to enhance the aspirations of Portuguese-speaking students across the world, Cartas com Ciência is an educational letter exchange programme that connects the Portuguese-speaking world through science. By enabling inspiring scientists to engage with students in Portuguese-speaking countries, Cartas com Ciência fosters individual and one-year long conversations that allow mitigating barriers and prejudices associated with university studies and scientific careers, while promoting scientific and language literacy. Cartas com Ciência is a spin-off of Native Scientist inspired by Letters to a Pre-Scientist. To know more, please visit the website https://en.cartascomciencia.org/
Native Scientist (Native) believes children from all cultural backgrounds should feel empowered to follow a career in science. For this reason, Native brings together international science students and professionals to provide science outreach training and deliver educational programmes that help ethnic minority and migrant children develop high aspirations and positive attitudes to science and language. Created by international migrant scientists for international migrant children, Native is today a young and passionate multi-award-winning European-wide non-profit organisation that unites advocates for diversity and inclusion in science and education. In the classroom or beyond, Native actively engages with 200+ scientists every year, inspiring over 1,000 pupils to consider a science-related career and feel proud to use their heritage language. To know more, please visit the website https://www.nativescientist.com/