Overview

The North Africa and Middle East Science centers network (NAMES) was launched on 30 January 2006. The purpose and goal of NAMES are to be achieved through excellence and innovation in informal education and by offering hands-on activities where the audience can indulge in participatory learning. More

NAMES 2018

Registration is OPEN; hurry up and register before 30 April, to benefit from Early Bird Rates, for both individuals and groups. The Call for Session Proposals is also open; carefully read the Session Proposal Guidelines and submit an exciting proposal for an innovative session before 31 March. More

Success Stories

Within NAMES objective of supporting effective communication, promoting best practices, and encouraging excellence and innovation in informal sciece learning, NAMES is developing a platform for shared online resources. As a starting point, we launch the Call for Success Stories, to be published through ALMANARA e-newsletter and on NAMES official website. More

Highlights


'The Science Centers World Summit (SCWS 2017)'

The Science Center World Summit (SCWS 2017) took place 15-17 November, in Tokyo, Japan, where it was hosted by the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan). The Science Center World Summit, held every 3 years, is organized by science center networks to discuss global issues involving science center partners and experts from other fields.

The SCWS 2017 theme was “Connecting the World for a Sustainable Future”. It embraces the global wisdom approach, and welcomes the rich diversity of all aspects of society. Participants to the Summit were also be discussing how our field can meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that address critical needs/actions for the human species to survive and thrive.

  • 'Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in.'

    - 'Sally Ride' -

  • 'Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.'

    - 'Carl Sagan' -

  • 'Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think!'

    - 'Albert Einstein' -