Science in Museums Inspiring Learning & Engagement


You are invited to join SMILE (Science in Museums Inspiring Learning & Engagement).


This new science network will enable museum colleagues to share their experiences in order to enrich science learning across the North West. The SMILE network is funded through the MLA Strategic Commissioning programme, as part of the Science in Your World programme.


SMILE has its own online network [log in to unmask] . This site provides a forum for us to share expertise, interests & discuss needs for science learning in North West museums.


Tell us what your interests and needs are for working with science in the NW via [log in to unmask] and at our SMILE CPD events.


Our 1st Free CPD day with networking opportunities (including lunch) will be at World Museum Liverpool, 10.00am – 3.30pm on 28 September 2010


·         A key aim of this CPD day is for museum colleagues to work collaboratively in order to enrich the science learning offer across the North West.


·         The day will give a brief overview of World Museum Liverpool’s science learning programmes and how the museum has successfully collaborated with external science education providers.


·         You will also discover about funding opportunities to develop science learning within your collection through the Learning Links Science project.


For more information about SMILE or to book on to this free science CPD day with networking opportunities at Liverpool please contact:

Alex McLeman

SMILE Network Lead

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phone 01204 338823


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The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum have formed a national partnership committed to enabling museums and archives across England to develop science learning opportunities for schools and families. Science in Your World, will provide opportunities, through new resources and activities, to discover the science behind collections, meet scientists and engineers and put science into context of the everyday world.




Alex McLeman


Formal Learning Manager

Bolton Museum & Archive Service

Le Mans Crescent

Bolton BL1 1SE


01204 338823


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