In 2019, the SSTM launched a new brand project "Meet Scientists @ SSTM." Every month, the SSTM invites a scientist who was born in the same month and has made outstanding contributions to science. In that same month, the SSTM organizes educational activities focusing on the scientist's research field, and showcases the scientist's charisma, scientific spirit, achievements in scientific research and scientific concepts.
With the slogan of "Enjoy Nature and Build a Dream for the Future," the Nautilus Training Camp has gradually become a major branded event during winter and summer vacations since its inception in 2018. In 2019, 160 camp members in 8 batches experienced the beauty of nature and explore the mystery of nature through various activities such as on-site activities in exhibition areas, mobile classrooms for nature exploration, immersive popular science films, handicraft workshops, learning & practical courses, and outdoor expeditions.
On June 1, 2019, the SNHM (a branch of the SSTM) officially launched its original preschool educational event, "yeah kids," as a Children's Day gift to all children. Specially designed for children aged 3-6, the branded event consists of six activities, including exploration courses, cool play and learning list, performance show, parent-child interactive exhibition, children-themed guide route, and children's outdoor activities. These activities create unforgettable experiences for children, encouraging them to enjoy nature, be spontaneous and return to nature.
SNHM Bird Season was a major brand activity launched by the SNHM in 2019. With the slogan "Searching for Birds and Elves," the activity aimed to raise the public awareness of the natural environment and creatures around them, and convey the philosophy of living in harmony with nature. The activity was mainly oriented towards parent-child families, science lovers and bird enthusiasts. The BNHM Bird Season saw five major theme activities, including the "Fantastic Bird Camp" exhibition, the "Week of Love for Birds" outdoor bird observation, the "A Hundred Birds" museum night, the "Young Bird Seekers" carnival for kids, the Face to Face with Scientists and the "SNHM Bird Season" series of the Nautilus Classroom.
By digging into the science behind the exhibits, interactive programs are displayed to the public through a “train” in the exhibition hall; the aim is to inspire people to conduct experiments and observe the scientific phenomena to know the principles behind them. Eight themes are available, including “Colorful Gems”, “Visual Illusion” and “Magical Circuit”.
Unlike the traditional teaching mode, a scientific show will present the scientific principles. The public is able to see the show as well as be in the show to feel the charm in a closer place. Fourteen topics are now available, including “the Power of Structure”, “Voice and Music” and “Secret for a Polar Bear to Keep Warm”.
Scientific experts or folk scholars lead the tour in the museum and throw further light on certain exhibits. Lectures and interactive events will be held to discuss popular scientific topics. Two public themed lectures will be held every month, like “Unlock the Space Station” and “Looking into the Amazing Brain” etc..
Cross-subject courses base on the museum’s scientific contents and focus on life scenarios. It aims to cultivate students’ ability to innovate and solve problems. Ten courses are now available, including “DNA Necklace”, “Machine Intelligence” and “Bridge Engineer”.
The series of hands-on courses include “WEDO2.0 Robot”, “First Step for Robot Design”, “Get Creative with Lego”, “Space Exploration” and “Science and Technology” etc.. Through exploration, cooperation, creation and sharing, the workshop is set to interest students in science, engineering and mechanics.
Presented by the Shanghai Science & Technology Museum and Agilent Technologies, the lab now has eight explorative courses to inspire students’ curiosity for life and interest for science. The courses include Little CSI Detective, Newton Automobile, the Invisible Power and Sundial etc..
Based on Apple’s Swift language and Swift Playgrounds, the courses, such as How an app is produced, Exploration into Face ID and Program for Dash robot are available to fuel teenagers’ interest in programming and cultivate their logical thinking. The aim is “Everyone Can Code”