National Science Week posters
National Science Week (NSW) is a countrywide celebration of science which aims to highlight the importance of science in people's daily lives. The theme for 2012 is"The Role of Science in Economic Development". This annual country-wide event is led by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), and supported by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA). It is aimed at highlighting the important role science plays in everyday life and attracting the country's youth to enter and remain in science related studies and careers.
The Science Faculty at UCT has for the last six years participated in NSW by producing high quality, scientifically up-to-date posters which are distributed to schools and used as a resource for teachers, learners and educators. While the faculty has developed a strong outreach programme, running workshops and Science Day, the marketing committee of the faculty decided that they wanted to produce a tangible produce, which lives long after National Science week is over. The poster creators run workshops for educators where they highlight ways of using the posters as a resource to create interest in the topic. In 2011 and 2012 we also produced flyers on current and past posters, to be distributed to the general public at libraries, municipalities, etc
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