Generic Venues: Researching the impact of science communication in non-traditional locations
To provide first-hand knowledge and understanding of how to devise, manage and deliver science communication activities in ‘non traditional venues’
Summary of activity:
We started by select different non traditional venues, in order to gather a wide range of locations, as well as audience types. After contacting the team organising each activity, we developed an evaluation plan. We attended every event and evaluated the activities; the data was analysed and final reports were produced.
Questionnaires; 'snapshot' interviews (~90 seconds’ duration); Observations; Staff interviews (with staff involved in both managing and delivering the activities)
What went well:
1: To attend different activities in different types of venues
2: The engagement and enthusiasm of the staff involved in organising and delivering the different activities
3: High satisfaction levels and positive feedback from the audience
What was learned:
1: Develop a better questionnaire distribution, in order to reach a higher number of participants.
2: Develop a better strategy for interviews, specially for activities such as talks, since all the participants exit the venue at the same time and it's hard to reach a high number of participants.