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Native Scientists report for 2022/2023 is now ready

Last year, we celebrated our 10th anniversary and made significant changes that made us grow as a group of purpose-driven people and an organisation.

2023 was a particular year for Native Scientists. Reflecting on our 10 years of activities, we are proud to say that Native Scientists have established 25,000+ connections between children and scientists, with the scope of broadening their horizons and promoting science literacy. Thanks to our two primary educational programmes, in 2022/2023, over 1000 children from 6 to 17 years old will meet a real-life scientist, often for the first time, across 6 European countries, engaging with them in their home-heritage language. A new language was added to the Same Migrant Community Portfolio, which is now present in 9 countries and speaks over 10 languages.

In 2023, we continued to influence the academic community of science communicators with another peer-reviewed article published in Frontiers in Communications, discussing how our programmes tackle informal science and education inequities. The study will inform both Native Scientists and other sector organisations on the motivations behind the engagement of scientists in public engagement activities. We also established a new strategic partnership with Plano Nacional de Leitura (PNL) to foster the link between science and reading within school settings in Portugal. 

Last, our Native Scientist Joana Bordalo was nominated among the Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise. It's not the first time that Native Scientists' work has been recognised by the Euclid Network - a European network for social enterprise, highlighting the continued recognition of our success within the international sectors.


Native Scientists continue working towards establishing more than 100,000 meaningful connections between children and scientists by 2030. Joana Moscoso, Co-founder and Director of Native Scientists highlights that "I feel both lucky and privileged for having the position and for being surrounded by so many hard-working and inspiring people, people who turn what seems impossible into a possibility and who work every day to bring forward a future where more children can benefit from high scientific literacy and equitable access to science and education." For more information about our activities during 2022/2023 and ways to support us, please consult our annual report here or watch this fun summary video.


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