Universe Awareness (UNAWE) is an international programme that uses the beauty and grandeur of the Universe to inspire children aged 4-10 years, particularly those from an underprivileged background. The programme uses astronomy to cultivate a sense of perspective, foster a global citizenship and stimulate interest in science at a crucial age in a child’s development.
My role was to expand the concept of Space Scoop to a diverse range of media platforms and syndicate the content. Media platforms for kids, both old (books, magazines) and new (social networks), are completely different to the ones that grown-ups are used to. Facebook, as well as other top new media, isn’t the most popular websites used by children. During the internship I explored the different popular news channels that are available for children and how science can have a higher presence in them. I also investigated the best way to improve the syndication and distribution of science content produced for, and by, children to mainstream children’s media.
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