Operation Earth

The Operation Earth ASDC National Programme

As a nation and as a global society we have some major challenges ahead, especially in relation our environment This project will engage, inspire and involve families with school-age children across the UK with the amazing stories, science and people of NERC's world-leading environmental research, highlighting the relevance of contemporary environmental science issues to their daily lives and to society's future.

This programme will be directed and project managed by The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres who have considerable experience managing national strategic multi-partner science engagement programmes. This programme is delivered through the generous financial support of the Natural Environment Research Council.

We are now seeking ten Science and Discovery Centres or Science Museums across the UK to partner with us for this exciting and unique national programme.

We are asking the ten selected UK science centres to leverage their exceptional talents in engaging families with science in a fun and engaging ways, as well as their relationships with press, PR, universities and other partners to publically celebrate NERC environmental science in a way that works for them and their family audiences.

Each centre will be given a host of resources, including a bespoke set of equipment, an adaptable family show, staff training at the residential training academy, training manual and support and a series of hands on activities for meet the expert sessions. You will also be given a marketing pack with the branding and associated assets, a website and media releases.

Overall the programme aims to reach 100,000 people, with each centre reaching 10,000 people with delivery at times you choose from the February half-term 2018 to the October half term 2018.

All ASDC members may apply using the associated application form. The deadline is August 10th.

All applications should be sent to James.Summers@sciencecentres.org.uk

There is a conference call for anyone interested in applying for the project on August 2nd , 3pm - 4:30pm. If you wish to take part, please register using the link below:


Download the Invitation to Participate

Download the application form (Word .docx)

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