Pop-up Community Science Lab
Date & Time: Sunday 8th March 2020, 12:00pm – 18:00pm
Abundance Centres (UK)
uLearn Naturally Learners' Co-operative, Chestnuts
280 St Ann’s Road,
West Green, London
N15 5BN, UK
A family friendly event, children and young people are welcome
This event will consist of:
Our Pop-Up Community Science Lab will have its activities focused on and in Chestnuts Park. We will engage young people and families in a broad range of plant biology and basic environmental chemistry; testing soil, testing plants, speakers/presentations on forestry culture, Willow Tree studies in particular (including weaving with local artists), ant, worm and fox studies, geo-mapping of the park, This event is the start of the programme.
Over the seasons we will use a range of science kits that most children do not often see of use; 1) Weather Science Kit - Climate Change, Global Warming, 2) Mineral Rock Science Kit, 3) Chemistry Set - with Student Laboratory Quality Instruments, 4) Seeds Different Types of Fruit Produce, 5) Protection from mold, 6) Seed & Fruit Dispersal, 7) Plant Population Density, 8) Plants and pH testing, 9) Fruit Ripening, 10) Roots Growth When the Direction of Gravity Changes
During the ScienceWeek2020 We will have several events over which we will explore these types of experiment and STEM study.
We intend (subject to demand and cooperative support) to repeat this process on a bi-quarterly basis, 8 times per year from March 2020.
Our objective is:
To open up local communities perceptions of our local park’s wonderful science expressions.
To increase knowledge of science kits and resources that families can obtain with reasonable ease, making them more accessible.
To enrich knowledge of local plants and creatures from a scientific perspective.
To bring professionals of diverse culture to assist with the knowledge sharing and exploration.
Prepare the way to setup our own community lab in Haringey.
Children; 1) we are network leaders in home education and will attract children through our social networks, 2) our centre and park are at the intersection of many schools and housing estates, we will network with and engage their faculties to compliment their enrichment goals, 3) we will make the activity fun and engaging by using cultural arts like drama, storytelling and drumming to help impress the insights, info and knowledge, 4) we (our service and building) will network with other children and youth services in Haringey, we are connected to the Bridge Renewal Trust who are the managers for Haringey’s voluntary sector development.
Parents: 1) the networks for the children above will naturally be connected to the parents, 2) we will use local newspapers and Haringey’s strong networks of environmental organisations and groups. These groups find it very challenging to reach BAME communities, we know they appropriate our engagement with them then and this will broader the range of people hearing about our scienceweek programme.
3) educators; 1) contacting local schools and parent associations.