Geophysics in a Box is funded by the Royal Astronomical Society and is part of the RAS200 Sky and Earth Project, and by the Ogden Trust.

‘Geophysics in a Box’ is a three-way collaborative Leicestershire partnership between the National Youth Agency, Leicester City in the Community, and the National Space Academy.

Having delivered sessions across Leicestershire, we would like to be able to distribute the ‘Geophysics in a Box’ resource across the UK to engage and inspire more young people into geophysics and STEM through interactive activities.

Each ‘Geophysics in a Box’ includes a seismometer and other equipment to provide you with the resources to deliver your own sessions in school or youth organisation environments.

If you would like more information, please email lydiaa@nya.org.uk.

For those who have received a box, we would love your feedback to improve the box, understand impact and create new boxes in the future. We would also like to keep in contact for when we update the box with new activities.

We would love to hear about your sessions via on social media. The handles to use should be in your session packs. Have a look at #GeophysicsIAB to see past activity and view where sessions have taken place and where the boxes are based on our Google Maps

More About Geophysics in a Box

Geophysics in a Box is a three-way collaborative partnership between National Youth Agency, Leicester City in the Community, and the National Space Academy. The technical experts, skilled youth workers and engaged young people, are delivering a project rooted in scientific expertise, tailored to the needs of young people. Specialist knowledge was also being provided by The British Geological Survey and the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment from the University of Leicester.

Geophysics in a Box, is a box which contains activities to help young people learn about scientific principles using fun, interactive methods. We aim to engage young people in science, to discover geophysics and recognise its relevance to their everyday lives. We see this as a unique opportunity to inspire young people to start thinking about science and improve their interest in it. Our work aligns to the National Curriculum but we have also taken the opportunity to introduce new ideas and concepts.

We have delivered this exciting and inspiring programme directly to 200 young people in schools and community groups, in Leicestershire, who rarely get to engage with science projects of this kind. Many more young people, staff and volunteers from across the UK will benefit as we will train teachers, youth workers and community group leader to deliver the activities via our ‘train the trainer’ workshops, online resources and delivery of their own box.

Priya Patel, Programme Operations Manager at The National Youth Agency said:

Having a local partnership makes this programme really special for us. Supporting a generation to exploring science and raising the awareness of STEM through youth work is something really exciting for NYA to be part of.’

The programme is currently underway. For further information, get in touch with Priyap@nya.org.uk.

COVID-19 Readiness Level

Readiness Level

G

What does this mean?

** From 6th September 2021 we can confirm that the youth sector moves to GREEN in the readiness framework**

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