Have you heard of a blog train before? Riding on the same theme, a blog train will bring you on a virtual “train ride” from one place to another. This is what we hope to achieve with the first blog train of the Asia Pacific Network of Science & Technology Centres (ASPAC)!
Coming to you in ten days’ time, expect to learn about the interesting lives of Science Communicators from the following ASPAC member organisations, namely Petrosains (Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur), the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) (Japan, Tokyo), The Mind Museum (The Philippines, Manila), SciTech (Australia, Perth) and Science Centre Singapore. This will be brought to you through blog posts by the Science Educators/ Communicators themselves!
The first blog post will be written by Ayu Royani from Petrosains and will make its appearance on 27 July on Petrosains’ blog. Ayu, Petrosains’ digital communications expert, is a person who loves to educate the young and believes that education starts at home. She also believes that creative and critical thinking skills should be nurtured from an early age as they form a very strong foundation in learning (or even to conduct our life in general!). Ayu holds a Bachelor degree in Genetics. In Petrosains, she manages the Petrosains blog and a few social media platforms. She writes and develops content for promotional and learning on general science topics as well as conducts online related training for Petrosains staff. Even though she has a science background, she is passionate about arts and local Malaysian topics.
There will be 4 other blog posts on our first theme “A day in the life of a Science Communicator”. Stay tuned to find out more about how it is like to be a Science Educator or Communicator in these countries!
- 27 July – Petrosains
- 28 July – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
- 29 July – The Mind Museum
- 30 July – Scitech (To be hosted at ASPAC website)
- 31 July – Science Centre Singapore
Well, the idea of a collaboration was first seeded in end April during the ASPAC 2015 Conference “Power of Words” parallel session chaired by Ms Maria Isabel Garcia, Curator of The Mind Museum, where we discussed possible ways to work together in terms of publications and blogs.
It is amazing how the idea has now materialised, and we are coming together to bring to you a series of interesting content curated along the same theme but across oceans and seas.
Read more about our discussion on collaboration here.