Science On Your Doorstep

A child holds a grasshopper in their hand whilst an adult looks on

Bringing the wonder of science to new areas in Norwich!

Science On Your Doorstep is a new project from Norwich Science Festival and The Forum, with the aim of bringing the wonder of science to families, children and young people across Norwich. The project is particularly focused on the NR3, NR5, NR6 and NR8 areas.

Science On Your Doorstep aims to inspire new audiences and spark their curiosity in all things STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) through free, fun and accessible events in partnership with local communities. Research shows that children who have opportunities to participate in inspiring science experiences are more likely to engage in science at school and consider future science careers.

The project began in December 2023 and is funded for two years, with events taking place throughout this period.

This project is kindly supported by Anguish Educational Foundation, Norwich Freemen's Charity and the John Jarrold Trust. Events are delivered in partnership with local organisations, community groups, schools and STEAM experts from across Norwich and beyond.

Project Aims

  • Encourage a wider appreciation and enjoyment of science

  • Encourage take up of STEAM subjects at school

  • Offer opportunities for communities to come together through free educational activities for children and young people

  • Remove barriers to participation

  • Build relationships with local communities in order to help shape the development of future activity from Norwich Science Festival

WonderTots sessions at the Costessey Science Satellite, January 2024

Contact our Project Coordinator

Are you a local community group, teacher or organisation in one of the postcodes covered by this project and would like to find out more? Contact Alina Sandu, Science On Your Doorstep Project Coordinator:

This project is kindly supported by: