Croucher Science Week 2018

28 January 2018

A new programme in 2018 to stimulate local students’ curiosity and science learning.

Engaging children and school students in science has been a focus of the Croucher Foundation since its establishment in 1979.

Croucher Science Week, a new programme introduced in 2018, is designed for local students to stimulate their natural curiosity, to learn about scientific methods, and to promote wider understanding of science by engaging primary and junior secondary school students, teachers and families in a series of interactive activities. The programme is jointly organised by the Croucher Foundation, the Hong Kong Education Bureau, and the Hong Kong Science Museum.

We have invited expert science communicators from around the world to participate in this major event of HKSciFest 2018, including Australian Museum from Australia, Nanogirl from New Zealand, and Anturus, London Science Museum, Science Made Simple from UK and Croucher scholars.

From 17 to 20 March 2018, they will conduct a series of activities including science shows, family workshops, family days and teacher development workshops at the Hong Kong Science Museum. We have also invited a UK science communication team to perform a Two-week School Tour Show at local schools in mid-March.

Science Communication Training

Science Communication Training for Croucher scholars

Along with the Croucher Science Week, we offer Science Communication Training for Croucher scholars with the aim to train them as excellent science communicators who are able to explain and demonstrate science concept to young students and the general public.

After rounds of stringent selections, 12 enthusiastic Croucher scholars were selected to undergo professional training from Mr Eddie Goldstein, Scientific Communication Expert from the USA, and Ms Ana Yau, an experienced local performer and trainer. Highlights of the intensive training can be available here.

Upon completion of training, the 12 scholars will go on a performance tour at local primary schools to share their love of science and the general idea of their current research, and to conduct interesting experiments to local primary students.

We welcome Croucher scholars and families to join us on 17 and 18 March at Science Museum for a sci-tastic weekend!