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Museum Thinkspace for Essex 2020, a year of Science and Creativity

Thursday 26 March 2020 | 10am to 3pm

East Anglian Railway Museum, Wakes Colne, C06 2DS

Cost: FREE


A FREE event for teachers exploring how to use local museums to inspire learning in science, technology, engineering, arts and maths.

Discover how, in Essex 2020 a year of science and creativity, the resources in local museums can inspire your students in STEAM subjects.

Speakers include Richard Freeman (CEO of always possible/Essex 2020) and Wendy James (initiator of My Primary School is at the Museum).

The day will Introduce you to more of the rich heritage of science and creativity in Essex, give you lots of exciting ideas to try back at school and introduce opportunities for museum partnerships.

A marketplace will showcase what else is on offer in Essex museums and enable you to discuss your future visits directly with museum staff.

Practical breakout sessions will be led by Essex Museums:

  • Braintree Museum‘s Rocket Design Challenge
  • Chelmsford Museums with Marconi’s Magic Maths
  • Essex Fire Museum will be Keeping Communities Safe: Flooding and Rescue (including 3d water maze)
  • The Fry Art Gallery will discuss The Fry Out and About which puts original and reproduction art works in schools
  • Discovering the stories behind the artefacts with Halstead Museum and Library
  • Magic of Science - Electricity, Magnets and more with Museum of Power
  • Colchester Museum gets hands-on archaeology
  • Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome sets challenges including 3D printing and CAD, paper aeroplanes and aerodynamics, woodworking including building a manganelle, and coding using Raspberry Pi and Microbit
  • Discover science of the Second World War with Coalhouse Fort and Thurrock Museum.

Also confirmed for the day are Southend Museums, Essex Libraries, Epping and Ongar Railway and Royal Gunpowder Mills.

You can join us for the whole or part day but please note the marketplace will only be available between 12 - 2.

Lunch is provided.