Tiny Teens Cafe is a huge success – even in lockdown!

Sharklab Malta are proud to support Tiny Teens Cafe events for a third year running. Despite lockdown we will have seen more than 1,000 students this academic year!

The photos below show the reality of teaching virtually from both sides of the computer screen during lockdown.

For those not aware of this initiative, the Science Centre within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes  recently organised the 3rd edition of the tiny Teen Science Café in 22 primary schools. Students from Kindergarten to Year 6, together with their parents/guardians participated in virtual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) related workshops animated by different STEM professionals.

Students and their parents/guardians engaged with different STEM professionals and informally discussed STEM career paths and aspirations. STEM workshops were related to marine biology, virtual reality, applied biomedical science, dentistry, nursing, transport, food science, farming and agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, medicine and surgery, pharmacy, geoscience, forensic science, ICT, data analysis and engineering.

This includes collaboration with a number of entities including ST Microelectronics, Sharklab Malta, Maritime MT, Gozo Channel, the Aquaculture Directorate, the Environment and Resource Authority (ERA), MCAST, the University of Malta and other STEM professionals.

The tiny Teen Science Café initiative is planned to be implemented in nine other schools across Malta and Gozo.

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