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Science on Stage Switzerland organises workshop in Geneva

Science on Stage Switzerland organised in collaboration with the Chimiscope of the University of Geneva a workshop of one day in the Scienscopes of the University of Geneva. The aim of the workshop was to share the experiences of the Swiss team in the festival in Debrecen in June-July 2017 with the interested teachers of the Swiss French speaking part. The language of the day was French. The participants had the opportunity to visit the 5 following scopes: Chimiscope, BiOutils, Mathscope, Bioscope and Physiscope. Maurice Cosandey and Amandine Forny presented the four experiments of the Swiss delegation and different experiments they saw in Debrecen. The main speaker of the afternoon was Gabriel Pinto from Science on Stage Spain, who presented different experiments and education materials he used with his classes around the theme water. A small fair was organised in the laboratory of BiOutils, where the participants could discuss the projects presented during the afternoon and experiment themselves. The three brochures iStage were also presented and distributed to the participants. A total of 25 participants benefited from this workshop. 

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Germany goes Switzerland: Take a Workshop to your Country at the Life Science Symposium in Basel

On Saturday, 18 March 2017 three German STEM teachers from Ludwig-Thoma-Gymnasium in Prien am Chiemsee gave a workshop in Switzerland: Johannes Almer, Ernst Hollweck and Thomas Gerl joined the Life Science Symposium at the Bäumlihof Gymnasium in Basel, a transnational science event at the tri-state area of Switzerland, France and Germany, to present two hands-on workshops: 'Who murdered Sir Ernest' and 'Energy from Yeast - Microbiological Fuel Cells'. At a stand on site they also presented the BISA project which focuses on biodiversity.  

The German teacher team was invited to take their workshops to Switzerland by Dr. Sacha Glardon and Thomas Scheuber, two Swiss teachers who also gave a workshop at the Life Science Symposium with the title 'Alles Banana und colourful Carrots'.

Find further information about the Science on Stage 'Take a Workshop to your Country' programme here.

Switzerland: Participants from the festival 2015 present their projects to interested teachers

On 8 June 2016 Science on Stage Switzerland held a half day workshop, hosted by the Haute école pédagogique Vaud in Lausanne. The aim of this workshop was to share with interested teachers the experiences of the teams participating in the European Science on Stage festival 2015 in London.

Swiss delegates presented a selection of the best festival projects as well as their own contribution to the festival. The main speaker of the workshop was teacher Anna Gunnarsson, member of the Swedish delegation. She presented her project « Adventurous science in stories and experiments » and shared her teaching concept with the participants. To gain the interest of children for science she starts by telling a tale, e.g. about Berta the dragon or Tunda and Triton, the bat and the salamander, which include scientific notions and the stories always end with intersting experiments around daily objects. The afternoon ended with a fair and stands presenting the experiments of the Swiss teams.

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Images from left to right: Anna Gunnarsson; Julien Rochat and his model illustrating the natural water-cycle; Thierry Dias, winner European Science Teacher Awared 2015 (all photos by S. Corpateux)