Articles | Volume 2, issue 2
Geosci. Commun., 2, 143–155, 2019
Geosci. Commun., 2, 143–155, 2019

Research article 11 Oct 2019

Research article | 11 Oct 2019

Education and public engagement using an active research project: lessons and recipes from the SEA-SEIS North Atlantic Expedition's programme for Irish schools

Sergei Lebedev et al.

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Research projects with exciting field components present unique public engagement opportunities. In this case study, we draw lessons and recipes from our educational programme with schools, coupled with a research project and aimed at showing students how science works. Co-creation with scientists gets the students enthusiastically engaged. The outcomes include students getting more interested in science and science careers and researchers getting experience in education and public engagement.
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