Call for sustainability activities for the Festival of Manchester 31 August
Public engagement opportunity with the Science and Industry Museum
Festival of Manchester – Saturday 31 August, Platt Fields Park
This one day festival of music, food, sport, crafts and culture began in Platt Fields Park, Manchester in 2018, when it was attended by over 10,000 people. The festival organisers have shown a keen interest in having content related to sustainability and climate change, so we are looking for activities on this theme. As a major cultural organisation in the city, the museum will be attending this year and encouraging the festival’s diverse family audience to engage with contemporary STEM content.
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for a group of volunteers that could deliver 1-3 family friendly activities on our stand at the festival – exact timings are tbc but are expected to be 12pm-6pm.
Activities should be as hands-on and interactive as possible, and could include live experiments, make and takes, games or demonstrations.
What we can provide
We are able to provide lunch and travel expenses to all researchers taking part.
Museum staff will also be present at the event to help engage festival attendees and to support with the smooth running of the stand.
If you’re interested in this opportunity, please get in touch with Georgina Wells (Contemporary Science Programme Coordinator) by Thursday 8 August.
Tel: 0161 6967786