Partnerships support meaningful engagement with our community

Amy Cameron (Producer), Heather Doran (Producer), Steve Soave (Film-maker), Diana Gudynaite (Contributing member), Lilly Dan (Contributing member), Peter Mossey (Contributing member), Carlene Cura (Contributing member), Jamie Strachan (Contributing member), Lynne Short (Contributing member), Zoë Swann (Contributing member)

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Abstract

Dundee Science Centre launched our Home Learning Digital Programme in collaboration with the University of Dundee (dentistry, forensic science and life sciences) and others in response to a national need for STEM Learning resources for parents and children who suddenly found themselves homeschooling. We were approached to support tackling equity and wellbeing in some of the most disadvantaged areas of our region. Our Science@Home kits provided the same activities, with the necessary equipment and guides, but without the need for digital resource. For 10 weeks, 350 children received kits alongside their foodbank deliveries, giving families a real boost and some science learning in the process. We will share this story through the voices of the people involved. The viewer will discover the positive, meaningful impacts from these initiatives for our partner’s and local community and families. Importantly, we now have a model to sustain our engagement beyond a direct response to COVID-19.

Project partners include Dundee Science Centre (initiative leads), University of Dundee (Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, Dundee Dental School, School of Life Sciences, Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research) Gate Church Wellbeing Project, Dundee City Council, Dundee Bairns, ChildSmile.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDundee
PublisherUniversity of Dundee
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2020
EventNational Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement, Engage Festival 2020: Engagement, innovation and change - Online, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Nov 20204 Dec 2020
https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/engage-2020

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