Getting started in outreach

Do you like science communication? Here are some ways in which you can start:

  • Through Skype a Scientist you can connect with classrooms all over the world. After you have signed up, you will be matched with a classroom somewhere in the world. Over Skype, you can then tell something about yourself and your work, followed by a Q&A.
  • Become a VHTO role model (Dutch speaking). VHTO is the Dutch expertise center for gender diversity in STEM. You can become a ‘role model’, a person who will meet girls in high school or primary school in one of their organized activities, such as guest lessons, speed dates or mentoring.
  • Contact one of the Wetenschapsknooppunten near you (often Dutch). These ‘knooppunten’ are places where universities collaborate with high schools and primary schools nearby. Depending on the region, they organize several activities where scientists and children meet and interact.