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In Australia, we are getting better at engaging everyday people with science.

We do it on the streets. We do it in cinemas. We do it on trains, planes and buses. We do it in our national parks and we do it in our own backyards.

It is important to engage Australians with science because it plays a significant role in our personal health and wealth, and in our collective growth as a nation.

A big reason why we, science communicators and communication researchers, are getting better at engaging the public with science is that we are learning from each other about what works and what doesn't. We, ourselves, are getting better at engaging with each other.

That is why we'd love to add your science engagement project to the national database.

You can add one project or as many projects as you want.

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Animations

Design, development and delivery of short animations to describe science topics for both student and public audiences

http://www.youtube.com/thebridge8
  • Overview of activity
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    1.1

    Name of this engagement activity?

    Animations

    1.2

    Website/webpage that describes the activity?

    http://www.youtube.com/thebridge8

    1.3

    Start and end of the activity.

    From 12 Jan 2010

    1.4

    Frequency of the activity.

    Not available

    1.5

    Brief description of the activity.

    Design, development and delivery of short animations to describe science topics for both student and public audiences

    1.6

    Best description of the focus of your activity?

    Not available

    1.7

    Outcomes your activity seeks.

    High importance
    Low importance

    Attract increasing national and/or international interest in science

    Critically engage target groups with key scientific issues

    Encourage behavioural or policy change

    Encourage people to think critically and logically using scientific method

    Encourage young people to pursue scientific studies/careers

    Inspire target groups and get them to value scientific endeavour

    Make science more accessible

    1.8

    Focus of your activity.

    Major component
    Not present in activity

    Institutional priority or public policy change related to science and technology

    Personal, community and societal values related to applications of science and technology

    Societal and environmental impacts and implications from science and technology

    The nature of the scientific process or enterprise

    Understanding of the natural and human-made world

  • Who is involved
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    2.1

    Group(s) are you targeting with your activity.

    • General Public
    • Metropolitan communities
    • Policymakers and advisers
    • Politicians
    • Regional communities
    • School-aged children (but not necessarily in schools)
    2.2

    Locations of the groups project is targeting.

    Not available

    More specific geographic informations.

    Not available

    2.3

    Leader/manager of the activity.

    Business / corporation TechNyou
    2.4

    Involvement in managing the activity.

    Business / corporation TechNyou
    Consultancy/freelancer Bridge8 Pty Ltd
    Federal government e.g. Department of Finance DIISTRE (NETS-PACE)
    2.5

    Funder of the activity?

    DIISTRE (NETS-PACE)
  • Engagement activity in more depth
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    3.1

    Fields of science involved in the activity.

    • Biological sciences
    • Chemical sciences
    • Environmental sciences
    • Medical and health sciences
    • Physical sciences
    • Technology
    3.2

    Target group(s) involvement in the activity.

    Major component of activity
    Not part of activity

    Ask questions of experts, interactive inquiry learning in activities/exhibits

    Consult, share views and knowledge among/between participants and science experts

    Create content/new products

    Deliberate with other participants and group problem-solving

    Learn from watching, listening, viewing lectures, media and/or exhibits

    Participate in research

    Produce recommendations or reports

    Work with scientists

    3.3

    Tools you have used or will use for engagement.

    • Social media (e.g, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, LinkedIn)
    • Website
    3.4

    How does the engagement fit within the process of science.

    • to engage target groups in scientific research that is ongoing
    3.5

    Level of involvement of the following people in delivering the engagement activity.

    High involvement
    Low involvement

    Communication professionals

    Community representatives

    Interpretation specialists (e.g. museum curators, science centre education officers, rangers)

    Managers (e.g. resources, business, etc.)

    Scientists not directly involved in the research

    Other specialists (e.g. graphic designer, artists, actors, etc.)

    Scientists who did or are doing the research

    Students

    Teachers / academics

    Volunteers (other than scientists)

  • Evaluation
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    4.1

    Evidences that your engagement activity was likely to work before starting it.

    • Previous success with a similar activity
    4.2

    Credibility, and accuracy of the science involved in your engagement activity.

    • Work directly with or have direct input from scientists/ experts
    4.3

    Evaluation you have done or plan to do for this activity.

    • In-house
    4.4

    Tools and methods of evaluation you will use.

    • Media monitoring
    • Web-traffic monitoring
    4.5

    One thing that would tell you your engagement was successful.

    Number of views

Contact details

Kristin Alford

Futurist & Foudnign Director

Bridge8 Pty Ltd

Kristin Alford

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