Science Circus Africa Demonstrations

Sunday, September 30, 2018: 5:00 PM-5:30 PM
Exhibit Hall AB: Exhibit Hall Stage (Connecticut Convention Center)

See demos from Science Circus Africa, a traveling program that uses low-cost, everyday materials to make science astonishing.Thanks to the ASTC Lee Kimche McGrath Worldwide Fellowship program, two exceptional Science Circus Africa participants are coming to Hartford: Martin Kafeero from the Source of the Nile Science Center in Uganda and Leapotswe Bantsi, Manager of Pre-University Academic Programs at Botswana International University of Science & Technology.


Science Circus Africa aims to build capacity in science, technology, engineering and math. The Australian National University National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (ANU CPAS) founded the program in 2013, with support from Questacon.

The traveling program, delivered by Australian teams, uses low-cost everyday materials to make science astonishing through live shows in schools and public venues, workshops for teachers, interactive exhibits and community displays. The long-term goal is to establish science centers and sustainable, locally led programs.

Science Circus Africa programs make science fun, interactive, relevant to everyday life, and practical and hands-on—they bring science to life where science rarely makes it off the blackboard, but is critical to underpin long term economic growth and wellbeing. Science Circus Africa has trained 499 African staff and reached 73,300 people—including training 815 teachers in Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Mauritius, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa.

For more information or to get involved, contact Graham Walker, g.walker@anu.edu.au.

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