Make it Science aims to give everyone the opportunity to find out more about the world in which we live. But this doesn’t always necessarily mean through learning more ‘facts’. We believe that knowledge is only one part of learning and having the skills and confidence to engage and ask your own questions of the world is of equal value.
The focus of our activities is to provide a positive experience. We are skilled in providing a place for people to play and learn, ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity at trying out and contributing to the activities and is able to achieve something for themselves.
We enjoy ongoing engagement where we deliver a programme of activities that build on individual’s experience, such as our continued work with young people in youth group settings, and also shorter drop-in events, such as family and community events, where we provide additional information for you to follow-up in your own time at home.
Who is behind Make it Science?
Sussex based Liz Jeavans graduated with a Psychology BSc and spent some time working in event and design production before going on to Techniquest Science Centre to gain an MSc in Science Communication in 2005 with a dissertation specialising in community outreach.
Since then she has worked as Outreach Officer for the Institute of Physics developing a suite of activities to reach family and adult audiences, the Royal Society as Education Manager overseeing their schools’ outreach programme, and Education Innovations Manager for the British Science Association.
Liz has been freelance since 2011 and splits her time between doing evaluation work and hands-on activity delivery. Previous partners and clients include Sussex Clubs for Young People, Imperial College London, Edcoms, South East Physics Network and the Mass Observation Archives.
When not tinkering with science activities in her shed, Liz can be found on her allotment amongst the (slug munched) veg and flowers, or dragging the family through fields to find geocaches.
Liz brings together a bespoke team of science communication and education professionals to deliver activities.