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Our partners: Zhejiang Association of Science and Technology (ZAST)

27 June 2016

A group of science promoters from China will run Tinkering Lab workshops for families and the general public at Manchester Cathedral on 24 July.

As part of the European City of Science Festival this July, we will be bringing a group of science promoters from China who will run Tinkering Lab workshops for families and the general public at Manchester Cathedral on 24 July. These promoters are part of the Zhejiang Association of Science and Technology (ZAST) delegation.

ZAST have been our partner for the past 5 years at Manchester Science Festival. We have collaborated on a live broadcast of a talk on a panda’s pregnancy from Sichuan Panda Sanctuary as well as talks on human aging in 2012 and 2013. They have also run workshops for families at Manchester Museum, looking at paper as a material and traditional Chinese ‘brain games’. The Tinkering Lab workshops this year will focus on how household objects can be used in scientific experiments.

We assist ZAST in building links with the Museum of Science and Industry and the Museum studies department at the University of Manchester. ZAST is a pioneer in science promotion and they run an annual Pineapple ‘whacky science award’ which is the most popular and fun science event in China.

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