Science for Society Week
The Science Engagement Strategy champions science literacy for national development and human advancement. This strategy looks at how science can be promoted and how this can improve science literacy nationally and showcase local science globally. The challenge has always been that organisations including entities of the Department of Science and Innovation work in silos and the messaging is different. This science engagement week program seeks to bridge the gap between what needs to be done and what is currently done at community level and to show that there are very strong efforts to lead a successful science engagement programme nationally. The programme will be a platform for practitioners, academics, and various other stakeholders to share their understanding and experiences in what science engagement is and what they do.
DAY 1: Space science and Astronomy in science engagement
DAY 2: The benefits of engaging different publics in science festivals