Beltane Public Engagement Network

Opportunities Calendar

Mar
5
Mon
2018
Dunbar Science Club | Invitation to deliver workshops @ Bleachingfield Community Centre
Mar 5 all-day

We would like to invite Edinburgh Researchers to deliver workshops for Dunbar Science Club on a Saturday morning during 2017.

Dunbar Science Club

Dunbar Science Club was created in 2011 by a small team of volunteer parents of pupils attending Dunbar Primary School.  Our objective is to inspire and encourage a life-long interest in science amongst children living in the Dunbar Cluster area by running an annual programme of varied workshops provided by local scientists (including volunteer parents) and external providers.

Dunbar Science Club was an initiative of Dunbar PS’s Parent Council’s “Science, Maths, Engineering & Technology Sub Group” that also created the annual award winning community science festival, Dunbar SciFest.

Dunbar Science Club is supported by Community Windpower Ltd, who also support Dunbar SciFest.

Please see the Dunbar Science Club Facebook page and our website to see previous workshop blogs etc.

Dunbar Science Club Workshops

We deliver three one-hour long workshops, ideally fortnightly between September and June annually. The first two workshops, starting at 9.30am and 10.30am are for children aged 5-8 and the third workshop, starting at 11.30am, is for children aged 9-12+.

We open the online workshop booking, via our own Dunbar Science Club App, two weeks before the workshop date.

Dunbar Science Club Workshops Dates 2017

  1. 01.17
  2. 02.17
  3. 02.17
  4. 03.17
  5. 03.17
  6. 04.17
  7. 05.17
  8. 05.17
  9. 06.17
  10. 06.17

Are you interested in delivering workshops for Dunbar Science Club?

If so, please contact the organiser asap and confirm the following:

  1. Which date / dates from the list above you would be available to deliver your workshop activities?
  1. That you are happy to deliver 3 x 45-50 minute duration workshops within the hour-long slots, starting at 9.30, 10.30 & 11.30am?
  1. That your workshop activities are suitable for the 2 age groups (5-8 and 9-12+)? Please note that we are very happy for you to use us as ‘guinea pigs’ to test out activities that may wish to run at open days, science festivals etc.
  1. How many people will deliver the workshops?
  1. Whether you charge a fee and if so how much or whether you’d be happy for us to cover your travel expenses? We will provide hot drinks and snacks from the Ridge Cafe

We would need you to provide the following information asap please:

  • Workshop Title
  • Workshop descriptive blurb (ideally 50 words, max 100 words)
  • The capacity of each workshop – please advise us on what you think will work best for your activity, anywhere between 10-30 children per session
  • Workshop Risk Assessment
Public engagement evaluation training (Methods for Change)
Mar 5 all-day

Flexible 4-week online course – join when it suits you

This course will help you to:

  • Identify outcomes and develop an evaluation plan
  • Design a qualitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a quantitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a questionnaire to evaluate your public engagement activity

The course has been developed by Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick), a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Science Presenter posts at Be Experimental (Edinburgh, Central Scotland and Borders)
Mar 5 all-day

be-experimentalFreelance Science Presenters 

Central Scotland 

Competitive hourly rate

 No application deadline

We are always looking for dynamic freelance science presenters to deliver our science experiments, demonstrations and workshops to people of all ages. We have a schools and nursery  programme, we run events for groups and clubs, and provide entertainment for parties and events.

You should have experience of working with children and presenting science to public audiences, and be enthusiastic and engaging. Must be a self-starter. A driving licence and access to a reliable car is essential.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to lindsaymurphy@beexperimental.co.uk.

Mar
6
Tue
2018
Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas bootcamp 1: Coming up with a title and writing your programme text @ Stand Comedy Club
Mar 6 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

This is the first of two half-day bootcamps for 2018 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas performers and supporters.

This will be a practical workshop with an experienced Fringe producer (Stephen Wright of Fair Pley) and experienced festival programmer and former PR (Susan Morrison). It’s a chance to get your title and text for the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe programme absolutely perfect!

Please remind yourself of the key deadlines for the 2018 Cabaret, which include deadlines for submitting your programme text in draft and final forms.

While you’re waiting, please also check out our webpages for 2018 performers and supporters, and consider joining our Facebook group!

Scotland 2030: Growing up in Future Scotland @ Scottish Parliament
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Futures Forum’s investigation into Scotland’s culture and society in the future continues
with a discussion of childhood in Scotland both now and in the future. With our shared aim of
making Scotland the best place in the world to grow up, what is life really like for our children
and young people? How will technology continue to change the experience of childhood?

Chaired by Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, Presiding Officer and Scotland’s Futures Forum chair.

Further details to follow. Part of the Futures Forum’s Scotland 2030 Programme.

Mar
14
Wed
2018
Scotland 2030: Future Learning and Schooling @ Scottish Parliament
Mar 14 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

The Goodison Group in Scotland continues its exploration of schooling and learning in the
future. Bringing together representatives from business, government and education, this event
will take a close look at the early years and their effect on learning and attainment throughout
life.

Chaired by Sir Andrew Cubie, Scotland’s Futures Forum director.

Further details to follow. Part of the Futures Forum’s Scotland 2030 Programme.

Mar
21
Wed
2018
The “New Dementia”: Widening Choices for Future Support @ Scottish Parliament
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Scotland’s Futures Forum and the CPG on Dementia as they host a discussion on models of
housing and care for people with dementia. Speakers include Colm Cunningham, director of the
Dementia Centre of the Australian charity HammondCare. The event follows a project involving
Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt universities on housing and care models in different parts of the
world.

Chaired by Richard Lyle MSP, Convener of the Cross-Party Group on Dementia

Mar
26
Mon
2018
Beltane Twilight: Year of Young People 2018 @ Room 1.21
Mar 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Multi-coloured circle with abstract design and the text Year of Young PeopleVenue will be advised shortly

Beltane Breakfasts and Twilights are informal meetings where people from Edinburgh’s universities can come to find out more and share information about specific public engagement topics. At this Beltane Twilight, we’re find out more about Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018!

Chelsea Charles, VisitScotland’s Themed Years Communications Manager, will be our guest speaker at this event. Chelsea will provide some context and overview for the year, share information about some of the events due to take place, and will chat through potential opportunities. If you are interested in running a public engagement activity in 2018 that could have some relevance to young people in Scotland, please come along and find out more!

More information about the Year of Young People 2018 is available here.

Apr
2
Mon
2018
Dunbar Science Club | Invitation to deliver workshops @ Bleachingfield Community Centre
Apr 2 all-day

We would like to invite Edinburgh Researchers to deliver workshops for Dunbar Science Club on a Saturday morning during 2017.

Dunbar Science Club

Dunbar Science Club was created in 2011 by a small team of volunteer parents of pupils attending Dunbar Primary School.  Our objective is to inspire and encourage a life-long interest in science amongst children living in the Dunbar Cluster area by running an annual programme of varied workshops provided by local scientists (including volunteer parents) and external providers.

Dunbar Science Club was an initiative of Dunbar PS’s Parent Council’s “Science, Maths, Engineering & Technology Sub Group” that also created the annual award winning community science festival, Dunbar SciFest.

Dunbar Science Club is supported by Community Windpower Ltd, who also support Dunbar SciFest.

Please see the Dunbar Science Club Facebook page and our website to see previous workshop blogs etc.

Dunbar Science Club Workshops

We deliver three one-hour long workshops, ideally fortnightly between September and June annually. The first two workshops, starting at 9.30am and 10.30am are for children aged 5-8 and the third workshop, starting at 11.30am, is for children aged 9-12+.

We open the online workshop booking, via our own Dunbar Science Club App, two weeks before the workshop date.

Dunbar Science Club Workshops Dates 2017

  1. 01.17
  2. 02.17
  3. 02.17
  4. 03.17
  5. 03.17
  6. 04.17
  7. 05.17
  8. 05.17
  9. 06.17
  10. 06.17

Are you interested in delivering workshops for Dunbar Science Club?

If so, please contact the organiser asap and confirm the following:

  1. Which date / dates from the list above you would be available to deliver your workshop activities?
  1. That you are happy to deliver 3 x 45-50 minute duration workshops within the hour-long slots, starting at 9.30, 10.30 & 11.30am?
  1. That your workshop activities are suitable for the 2 age groups (5-8 and 9-12+)? Please note that we are very happy for you to use us as ‘guinea pigs’ to test out activities that may wish to run at open days, science festivals etc.
  1. How many people will deliver the workshops?
  1. Whether you charge a fee and if so how much or whether you’d be happy for us to cover your travel expenses? We will provide hot drinks and snacks from the Ridge Cafe

We would need you to provide the following information asap please:

  • Workshop Title
  • Workshop descriptive blurb (ideally 50 words, max 100 words)
  • The capacity of each workshop – please advise us on what you think will work best for your activity, anywhere between 10-30 children per session
  • Workshop Risk Assessment
Public engagement evaluation training (Methods for Change)
Apr 2 all-day

Flexible 4-week online course – join when it suits you

This course will help you to:

  • Identify outcomes and develop an evaluation plan
  • Design a qualitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a quantitative evaluation for your public engagement activity
  • Design a questionnaire to evaluate your public engagement activity

The course has been developed by Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick), a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Contact Us

The Beltane Public Engagement Network
The Institute for Academic Development
1 Morgan Lane, Edinburgh, EH8 8FP

Phone: 0131 650 4874/4875
Email: info@beltanenetwork.org

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