Online - 4th Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp & Teacher Workshop (October-November 2020)
The “4th Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp & Teacher Workshop” will be held virtually in October-November 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Camp is being organized by Children & Youth Science Center (CYSC) of China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) co-sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology, People’s Republic of China (MOST) and CAST and supported by ECOSF, InterAcademy Partnership Science Education Program (IAP SEP), and Network of African Science Academies (NASAC).
The Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp & Teacher Workshop is an annual event aiming to strengthen cross-cultural exchange, promote international understanding, inspire innovation in young generation and also for all scientists and science teachers to promote mutual learning and fulfil their responsibilities in science education career. The event gives students the opportunity to cooperate with the best of their age at international level, to share ideas and study cutting-edge knowledge in science labs of top schools in China through hands-on experience and teamwork under guidance of experienced teachers.
In addition, Science education forum and teacher workshop would also be held for teachers and scientists to share educational practice of different countries and learn skills of STEM education. Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp & Teacher Workshop also include diversified cultural and scientific programs including Chinese cultural experience and various visits. Every year, this mega event attracts over 200 participants from more than 30 countries and international organizations.
As mentioned above that this year’s camp will be online/virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic, hence, a dedicated website (https://2020.brmakercamp.cyscc.org.cn) has been created for the information and online registration which is open from September 22, 2020 for the students and teachers. There are 5 scientific themes under which the registration of teams can be made:
- Health Education
- Science Video
- Smart Robot
- Engineering Design
The nominations of teams are invited to attend the camp and the workshop. Each participating team should comprise three junior high-school science students (aged 13-15) and one teacher. There is no restriction on number of teams this time so maximum teams are welcomed. The event will be an excellent opportunity for participating teams to expose them to various scientific activities, such as science shows, thematic discussions, orientations and project executions. More information such as timeline and registration process for the Camp can be found at the website.
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