Children and science
Researchers and children both explore the world from a natural curiosity. Researchers show children science is fun and exciting. Different departments within Utrecht University facilitate and support teachers or researchers with science education. As these activities are mostly with local schools, the activities themselves and the information about them are in Dutch.
As a programmer of public activities at the Utrecht University Museum, I facilitate the connection between scientists and families with young children. With our activities we give scientists from Utrecht University a platform to communicate their research, collect data and share results.
I am project manager at the Wetenschapsknooppunt Utrecht. We connect primary schools with Utrecht University by organizing activities such as Meet the Professor and learning communities in which scientists, together with teachers, develop teaching material about their research.