Through the Discovery Centre’s commitment to inspire others with the science and stories of this important site, they were able to launch a brand new programme of online engagement within just two days of closing. The result is Science Learning at Home, a virtual hub of online resources, activities, challenges and engagement opportunities available for all ages.
They have seen over 70,000 page views on their website since launch and nearly 20,000 engagements on social media. Themes range from Stargazing to World Heritage, content from talks and lectures to hands-on worksheets, and activities from photography challenges to Citizen Science projects. They continue to grow Science Learning at Home, creating and releasing new materials on a regular basis.
These have been unprecedented times, but innovation and public engagement is, and always has been, the Jodrell Bank way and they have embraced the opportunity to pioneer new approaches.