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☀️ Join us for the final Summer Zone Chat: 11:30am this Friday 31st July! ☀️

The Summer Zone will be drawing to a close at the end of this week.   11:30 am Friday 31st July is the FINAL chat in the Summer 2020 Zone!☀️ Join the chat to ask the scientists your final questions. It’s been a brilliant 10 weeks in the Summer Zone. We’ve had themed chats on everything from farming🌾 to science communication✍️. We’ve celebrated National Insect Week 🐛, Women in Engineering Day 👩‍💻 and World Environment Day 🌍, and held chats for Loneliness Awareness Week and World Food Safety Day 🍲. We would like to thank everyone who came to chat in the Summer Zone – students, teachers and members of the public. And an extra big thanks to our amazing scientists! See you in the chat! I’m a Scientist is On Demand in the autumn term! Every four weeks from September to December, a new zone with new scientists will open, keeping … Continue reading

Posted on July 29, 2020 by modem in News | Comments Off on ☀️ Join us for the final Summer Zone Chat: 11:30am this Friday 31st July! ☀️

11am-1pm today: Open chat in the Summer Zone!

Open Live Chat: 11am-1pm today Log in between 11am – 1pm to talk with scientists in the Summer Zone and celebrate the end of term! Log in and click Chat at the top of the page. Keep chatting all summer! Live chats in the Summer Zone continue during July and August. Join us at 11:30am each weekday for open chats on a whole variety of topics. Open to all – scientists, students, families and teachers are all welcome to drop in! See you in the chat! I’m a Scientist is On Demand in the autumn term! Every four weeks from September to December, a new zone with new scientists will open, keeping it fresh and exciting for everyone. Teachers: Apply now to take part Scientists: Apply now to take part

Posted on July 17, 2020 by modmia in News | Leave a comment

Join the final Friday celebrations in the Summer Zone!

There’s just one week left until the end of the Summer Zone! It’s been an interesting and intense few months, and there are still exciting things to come! Open Live Chats: 11am-1pm, Friday 17th July Join us from 11am on Friday 17th July for open live chats in every zone. Ask your final questions, and say a big thank you to everyone who’s been part of the last 4 months. Log in and head to the Chat page as normal. 🏆 Class of 2020 Awards 🏆 We will also be recognising some of the fantastic schools, teachers and class groups who have taken part. Special awards will be announced in the live chats for the Classes of 2020.   What’s coming up after summer… I’m a Scientist is on demand in the autumn term! From September to December, I’m a Scientist will be available all the time for teachers to … Continue reading

Posted on July 10, 2020 by modmia in News | Leave a comment

National Insect Week

National Insect Week is taking place from 22nd-28th June. We want everyone to get involved and learn about the most diverse group of organisms in the animal kingdom.  Chats will happen in the Summer Zone at 2pm on: Monday 22nd Wednesday 24th Thursday 25th Friday 26th On Tuesday 23rd June we are celebrating International Women in Engineering Day. Youth Group Leaders are invited to book evening chats for their groups to take part in. Teachers & Youth Group Leaders Join any of the National Insect Week chats with your class or group. Chats are at 2pm on 22nd, 24th, 25th and 26th June. Log in to the Summer Zone with your existing account, or use social media. Need an account? Register here to take part with your students or youth group Entomologists: Join the National Insect Week chats Chats are open for 1 hour and you can drop in for … Continue reading

Posted on June 15, 2020 by modjen in News | Leave a comment

International Women in Engineering Day

Tuesday 23rd June is International Women in Engineering Day. The Women’s Engineering Society started the campaign in 2014. The aim is to raise the profile of women in engineering and highlight the amazing career opportunities available. We’re inviting teachers and students to chat to engineers in four special chats. Live chats will take place in the Summer Zone on Tuesday 23rd June at: 11.30am 2pm 4pm 6pm Anyone can login with social media and join the chat. Teachers & Youth Group Leaders Join any of the International Women in Engineering Day chats with your class or group. Chats are at 11.30am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. Log in to the Summer Zone with your existing account, or use social media. Need an account? Register here to take part with your students or youth group Women in Engineering: Join the live chats Chats are open for 1 hour and you can drop … Continue reading

Posted on June 12, 2020 by modjen in News | Leave a comment

Loneliness Awareness Week

Loneliness Awareness Week takes place from 15th-19th June. Marmalade Trust started the first Loneliness Awareness Week four years ago. The aim is to encourage people to speak about loneliness We are inviting people to have conversations about loneliness with scientists and psychologists. Live chats will take place every day from the 15th-19th June at 2pm in the Summer Zone. Anyone can login with social media and join the chat. Teachers & Youth Group Leaders Join any of the Loneliness Awareness Week chats with your class or group. Chats are at 2pm daily from 15th-19th June. Log in to the Summer Zone with your existing account, or use social media. Need an account? Register here to take part with your students or youth group Psychologists & Scientists: Join Loneliness Awareness Week chats Chats are open for 1 hour and you can drop in for as long as you like. Need an I’m … Continue reading

Posted on June 9, 2020 by modjen in News | Leave a comment

World Food Safety Day

SPECIAL SUMMER ZONE EVENT! Today is World Food Safety Day. Students and teachers can chat to scientists in a themed Summer Zone chat at 2pm. There is also a Food Hygiene Debate Kit available to download on our site, created with thanks to funding from e-Bug and SafeConsume Teachers & Youth Group Leaders Join the World Food Safety Day chat with your class or group at 2pm. Log in to Summer Zone with your existing account, or use social media. Need an account? Register here to take part with your students or youth group Scientists: Join the World Food Safety Day chat Chats are open for 1 hour and you can drop in for as long as you like. Need an I’m  a Scientist account? Sign up now Already have an IAS Stay at home account? First, add your account to the Summer Zone (you need to be logged in for … Continue reading

Posted on June 8, 2020 by modjen in News | Leave a comment

World Environment Day

SPECIAL SUMMER ZONE EVENT! Friday 5th June is World Environment Day. To mark the occasion, we will be highlighting some of our fantastic environmental scientists. Students and teachers can chat to them in special Summer Zone chats and ask their questions. Two Summer Zone chats at 10am and 3pm will focus on the theme of the environment. Any environmental scientists are invited to take part to chat and answer questions.   Teachers & Youth Group Leaders Join any of the World Environment Day chats with your class or group. Chats happening are at 10am and 3pm on Friday 5th June. Log in to Summer Zone with your existing account, or use social media. Need an account? Register here to take part with your students or youth group Scientists: Join World Environment Day chats Chats are open for 1 hour and you can drop in for as long as you like. Need an I’m  … Continue reading

Posted on June 2, 2020 by modjen in News | Leave a comment