The team at Cambridge Science Centre was delighted to welcome Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner and his colleagues to the Centre last Friday. Daniel explored the exhibits and joined a session entitled ‘Built for Speed’ where communicators and visitors explored how machines work, why some go faster than others and how we build machines for speed.
Cambridge Science Centre welcomes MP, Daniel Zeichner to the Centre
When asked about his visit, Daniel commented: “It is wonderful to see the Cambridge Science Centre open for family and schools visits once again. Cambridge is one of Europe’s most significant centres for science-based research and enterprise and so empowering future generations to pursue STEM subjects is absolutely critical to maintaining the region’s - and nation’s - position at the forefront of scientific enquiry and academic excellence.
"Cambridge Science Centre do such great work in laying the foundations for science learning for our young people, and this is seen in the impact it has made on the over 300,000 children that have been through its doors. The Centre offers a safe space for children to explore, have a go and get involved with all things science, and I commend them for everything they are doing."
CEO Helen Slaski said: “It was a great pleasure to welcome Daniel and team to our Centre. He shares our passion to reach new audiences and inspire children from our City and beyond with the excitement and fun STEM brings. Our team have worked exceptionally hard to reach children during the recent pandemic through various mediums and we will continue to do this as we start to return to ‘normal’ from this month onwards.”
She added: “We have had an amazing summer of pre-booked special events with several guests speakers kindly joining us to explore subjects from dogs to DNA. From September 11th, we are opening for the public at weekends. And we have some new special sessions coming up including STEMclub, our afterschool club, STEMtots for preschoolers and Code Club for children interested in learning how to code. We will also continue to welcome schools from across the region to the Centre and we look forward to restarting our outreach programme.”
Cambridge Science Centre (CSC) is the only year-round science centre in the East of England. It specialises in taking complex scientific messages and making them accessible, exciting & fun for young learners. Through a combination of informal STEM outreach in schools & communities and visits to the Cambridge Centre, CSC has engaged with ~400,000 young learners, their families & teachers since opening in 2013.