KBM-postdoc to organize science workshop for Spanish-speaking children

The workshop is funded by NMBU and organized in collaboration with Casa cultural Oslo.

– This is a great opportunity for children to meet real scientists, learn new scientific concepts and new vocabulary, and develop language/multilingual skills, she says.

Sara is coordinator for Spanish at Native Scientist. Through the initiative, scientists organize unique and dynamic science workshops that connect children and scientists with a common heritage language. The aim is to broaden the horizons of children, promote scientific literacy and higher education, and foster language development.

On June 12 in Torshovdalen aktivitetshus in Oslo, a total of 15 children (6-12 years old) will take part in the workshop in which five NMBU scientists will use game-like exercises and interactive materials to speak about their work and career in a speed-dating format workshop. 

The project aims to connect children and scientists to promote scientific literacy and STEM disciplines.

– These workshops are especially relevant for ethnic minority and migrant children speaking a heritage language at home with their families, and also for children learning a foreign language at B1 level or above, Sara explains.

At KBM, Sara Arbulu is a postdoctoral fellow working with Morten Kjos in the research group Molecular Microbiology (MolMik)

The Native Scientist project aims to connect children and scientists to promote scientific literacy and STEM disciplines.

The Native Scientist project aims to connect children and scientists to promote scientific literacy and STEM disciplines.

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Published 9. June 2022 - 9:24 - Updated 9. June 2022 - 9:26