The AfRIS project is a mobile astronomy-education team that will spend two years touring some of the more remote parts of the UK. The team’s mission is to deliver engaging astronomy-related workshops and activities to remote/island schools and communities. We also aim to provide longer-term support, activities and encouragement to participating science-minded students through an dedicated online community. In doing so, we aim to enthuse a new generation of minds about science and the study of STEM subjects, and explore the exciting opportunities that can result.
Although we’re a small team, we will actively seek to work with other organisations, groups, local government and individuals, whose aims are broadly similar to ours, so if you manage an educational project, festival or community group, then we’d be more than happy to discuss potential collaboration opportunities.
The following are a few ideas for potential collaboration:
- Participate within an existing science festival.
- Join forces with other outreach groups to deliver a larger science event or festival.
- Providing advice and guidance to potential partners on seeking funding for a particular science project or event.
- Share education resources or equipment to improve the educational experience of participating students.
- Share transport and accommodation costs, where the aims of both partners can be met by a joint school visit.
At the end of the day, we want to do our bit to boost the educational experience of young minds who have restricted access to urban science opportunities, and as such, we would welcome any form of collaboration that would help to facilitate that aim.
If you believe there are ways that we can work together, then please get in touch.