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STEM Ambassadors support Community, Youth & Uniformed Groups
It is increasingly important for young people to develop skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and there are lots of ways for community, youth and uniformed groups to use STEM activities to enrich their sessions or badge work.
All About STEM works across Merseyside and Cheshire to support those working with young people to engage with a range of STEM activities.
Why not excite the interest of your groups by having a STEM ambassador come along and share their passion? Having volunteers, from STEM Learning’s national STEM Ambassador Programme, talk about their careers or studies can help bring STEM subjects alive for young people and enable them to understand the real-world application of STEM skills.
For example, you could request a STEM Ambassador to assist you with the Astronomer Activity Badge by providing a talk about the moon or the solar system or perhaps bringing along some equipment. Requesting someone with a veterinary science background might be of interest for the Animal Carer Activity Badge or Equestrian Activity Badge.
If you run a youth or community group, STEM Ambassadors can be amazing role models who can offer Q & A sessions, activities and more. There’s nothing quite like asking an expert!
As well as having fun and helping your group to achieve, you will be adding to their individual Science Capital. The more Science Capital a young person has, the more likely they are to continue with science post-16. It is hoped that building the Science Capital of young people will directly contribute to improving young people’s life chances and in turn, close the skills gap the UK is facing.
Many of the activities you do in your groups can also be accredited towards a CREST Award.
To find out more about requesting STEM ambassadors click here.
Are you a STEM Ambassador?
Did you know that the work you do with community, youth or uniformed groups can be logged as an activity? Visit your dashboard.
All About STEM works on lots of exciting STEM projects. As part of the STEM Learning family, we manage the STEM Ambassador Hub in Merseyside, Cheshire and Warrington, working closely with the regional Science Learning Partnerships in Merseyside and Warrington and Cheshire and Stockport. Follow STEM Ambassador Hub Merseyside & Cheshire on Twitter .« Back To News