Sai Pathmanathan

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Sai Pathmanathan

Fellow’s Profile

Sai Pathmanathan

Family science engagement and learning through storytelling and children’s media

Fellowship

Focus

Making science learning accessible in children's media and storytelling

Fellowship year

2016

Biography

I used to be a neuroscientist (working in a research lab), but decided to move into science communication and education. I have worked in science education at The Physiological Society, Nesta, Planet Science, Science in School, Ignite! and Queen Mary University of London, as well as for many others as a freelance science education consultant. I cover all STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects and all ages from nursery to postgraduate, currently with a particular focus on health and environmental engagement in primary schools. I organise events, training and workshops for school students, academics, schoolteachers and the general public, often using hands-on activities, storytelling and entertainment media. My Fellowship was to research these tools for family science engagement as well as ways to engage diverse audiences. I've written, produced and edited educational resources for mixed age groups and abilities. The environmental engagement side covered during my Fellowship has helped me run community outreach projects on plastic waste, and in writing my new book, Utterly Jarvellous: 50 Primary Science Activities You Can Do in a Jar.

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