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Inspiring every child with our wonderful cosmos <ul><li>www.eu-unawe.eu </li></ul>Pedro Russo Leiden University, NL [email...
<ul><li>Use the  beauty and grandeur of the Universe  to inspire young children and encourage them to develop an  interest...
<ul><li>36 Countries </li></ul><ul><li>(6 of them EU-UNAWE) </li></ul><ul><li>500+ Educators/Teachers/Astronomers </li></u...
<ul><li>A platform for sharing ideas, best practices and resources between educators from around the world.  </li></ul>int...
<ul><li>To broadening children’s horizons beyond their local area and to show them that they are part of a global communit...
<ul><li>To give teachers and other educators the confidence to introduce astronomy and other science topics in the classro...
<ul><li>Learning should be exciting and fun. </li></ul><ul><li>UNAWE encourages learning through play and hands-on activit...
<ul><li>To share with children the excitement that the latest scientific discoveries bring, and to demonstrate that there ...
<ul><li>All educational materials will be available for free on the UNAWE website (creative commons license) and you are f...
<ul><li>Educators can attend training workshops about teaching astronomy to young children.  </li></ul><ul><li>Use the edu...
<ul><li>Why not start a discussion group to analyse the latest Space Scoop with young children? </li></ul>How to get invol...
<ul><li>Get in touch with science teachers in local schools and offer to give a talk or run an observing session. </li></u...
<ul><li>If you are interested in having your science press releases adapted and distributed as a Space Scoop news story. <...
<ul><li>If you have a fantastic idea for a UNAWE project that isn’t currently listed on the website, then we would love to...
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EU-UNAWE Presentation at JENAM2011

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European Universe Awareness Presentation at the JENAM2011 Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia
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EU-UNAWE Presentation at JENAM2011

  1. 1. Inspiring every child with our wonderful cosmos <ul><li>www.eu-unawe.eu </li></ul>Pedro Russo Leiden University, NL [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>Use the beauty and grandeur of the Universe to inspire young children and encourage them to develop an interest in science and technology , while reinforcing the idea of global citizenship and tolerance . </li></ul>Vision
  3. 3. <ul><li>36 Countries </li></ul><ul><li>(6 of them EU-UNAWE) </li></ul><ul><li>500+ Educators/Teachers/Astronomers </li></ul>National Programmes
  4. 4. <ul><li>A platform for sharing ideas, best practices and resources between educators from around the world. </li></ul>international network
  5. 5. <ul><li>To broadening children’s horizons beyond their local area and to show them that they are part of a global community. </li></ul>Global Projects
  6. 6. <ul><li>To give teachers and other educators the confidence to introduce astronomy and other science topics in the classroom, and to create innovative methods for engaging young children in astronomy. </li></ul>Teacher Training Sessions
  7. 7. <ul><li>Learning should be exciting and fun. </li></ul><ul><li>UNAWE encourages learning through play and hands-on activities, such as the UNAWE inflatable Earthball, which has been immensely popular. </li></ul>Developing Educational Resources
  8. 8. <ul><li>To share with children the excitement that the latest scientific discoveries bring, and to demonstrate that there is still much to learn about the Universe – research that they could contribute to in the future. </li></ul>Astronomy news service for kids: Space Scoop
  9. 9. <ul><li>All educational materials will be available for free on the UNAWE website (creative commons license) and you are free to adapt these to suit your requirements. </li></ul>Educational Resources
  10. 10. <ul><li>Educators can attend training workshops about teaching astronomy to young children. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the educational resources available on the UNAWE website. </li></ul>How to get involved: Educators and parents
  11. 11. <ul><li>Why not start a discussion group to analyse the latest Space Scoop with young children? </li></ul>How to get involved: Educators and parents
  12. 12. <ul><li>Get in touch with science teachers in local schools and offer to give a talk or run an observing session. </li></ul>How to get involved: Professional and amateur astronomers
  13. 13. <ul><li>If you are interested in having your science press releases adapted and distributed as a Space Scoop news story. </li></ul>How to get involved: Astronomy institutes
  14. 14. <ul><li>If you have a fantastic idea for a UNAWE project that isn’t currently listed on the website, then we would love to hear from you! </li></ul>How to get involved: If you have a new idea...
  15. 15. www.eu-unawe.eu

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