Science on Stage Europe The European platform for science teachers

Our Ambassadors

Our ambassadors represent Science on Stage at local, national or international conferences, promote our events and teaching materials and are the local contact person for teachers interested in Science on Stage. 

Our ambassadors are enthusiastic STEM teachers who have been active at Science on Stage for years.

Get to know them: 

  • Liliana Fernandes from Portugal
  • Marco Nicolini from Italy 

Learn more about our network here.

Liliana Fernandes

Liliana Fernandes is a primary school teacher at Agrupamento de Escolas de Alberto Sampaio in Portugal. She also teaches English and runs the local robotics club for primary school students. She participated in three European Festivals - 2015 in London, 2017 in Debrecen and 2019 in Cascais. She developed joint projects with colleagues from France and Spain, which were very sucessful among students.

She also worked on the brochure "Coding in STEM Teaching", by designing a unit along with two other colleagues. This unit "How water works" has been selected as one of the national top 3 in the category "Introducing Coding and Robotics“ at the "CPR - Concurso 2019". This national coding event is organised by the Portuguese Ministry of Education.

 What does it mean to you to be a teacher?
 Being a teacher means to be able to build the future with  our little ones. It is an awesome opportunity to learn and share...

 Describe Science on Stage in three words.
 Support, sharing, friendship

 How did you get involved with Science on Stage ?
 I got an invitation from a colleague from our NSC, to apply to London Festival, with  a project for Primary School Students, I was selected in our National Festival and  was able to attend the European Festival. It was such a rewarding and fulfilling  experience, that I kept on learning and sharing projects with colleagues around  Europe.


Marco Nicolini

Marco Nicolini  teaches Math and Physics at the Liceo Scientifico Statale “A.Tassoni”, in Modena, Italy. Furthermore, he lectures at the Planetarium in Modena. He has worked on the brochures "Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Science teaching", "Smartphone in STEM Education", "Football in STEM Education" and finally “Coding in STEM education”, for which he edited the Italian translation.  

 What does it mean to you to be a teacher?
 Being a teacher means to me mainly having the opportunity to transfer your know-how, abilities, and interests to students and b   boosting their talents.

 Describe Science on Stage in three words.
 Science on Stage is: teachers’ work kingdom!

 How did you get involved with Science on Stage?
 I participated in the European Science on Stage Festival 2005 in Geneva, as part of  the Italian Delegation. At the European   Science on Stage Festival 2011 in Copenhagen, I applied to work on the first "iStage"-project and was selected. 

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