Today marks the launch of the ‘Astronomy for Remote and Island Schools’ (AfRIS) Project. With generous support from a Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) public engagement award, the AfRIS project will create and manage a mobile science-outreach team that will deliver astronomy related workshops and activities to schools located in some of the UK’s more remote and island communities.
During the project’s 30 month lifetime, the outreach team will undertake 40 trips, and aims to work with at least 80 schools (primary and secondary), 4000 students and 1000 members of the local community. If your school has many hours from central science facilities and museums, and if you rarely see a scientist or science communicator, then please consider booking a FREE school visit in 2018 or 2019. For more information about the AfRIS project, please visit our website. Click on the link below:
Our mobile outreach are very excited about the adventure that awaits them, and as astronomy educators, we’re keen to share our scientific knowledge and enthusiasm with your students and members of the local community. We will also provide participating teachers with ongoing astronomy-education support, and will give your students access to our shiny robotic telescope in the Canary Islands (see image). If you would like to boost science provision at your remote or island school, then we are here to help.