Education and Outreach
We are producing resources and guidelines for educators and communicators to use sound (and other multi-sensory approaches) to make engaging and accessible workshops, exhibitions and lessons.
Our 'flagship' output to date is the show "Audio Universe: Tour or the Solar System". This show represents everything in the Solar System with sounds, as well as with visuals. It is available for viewing on YouTube, as well as for planetariums (full-dome format). The show is designed to be accessible to people with all levels of vision, and has proven to be engaging for a variety of special educational needs and disability groups. Find out how to watch or download the show, and how it was created on our Tour of the Solar System pages. A preview of the pilot show, which was used to guide the design of this show is also available: A Dark Tour of the Universe.
We have also compiled a list of "best practises" that we learnt from producing the show, which we hope can help guide accessible show development by other groups.
In addition to creating shows, we are developing multi-sensory, accessible educational workshops are exhibitions. Currently, our focus has been on multi-sensory activities that cover curriculum content for school pupils aged 7-14. The current activities include interacting with segments of “Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System,” crafting rocky planet surfaces and building tactile models of the solar system. The workshops combine auditory, tactile and visual elements such that a variety of available activities are suitable for children with various levels of sight and/or hearing. You can obtain information about how to run these on our Educational Workshops page. We have been delivering these workshops in the North East region of England (photos below).
In 2024 we will host an exhibition in the Great North Museum.
If you are an educator or communicator and wish to find out more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.