Introducing Science Education & Outreach as an activity field of the GYA:
Promoting science education has always been a core activity of the GYA. Members of the GYA believe very strongly that scientists need to do more to contribute to society than simply advance their individual research agendas. In various countries, GYA members have engaged in science education at schools and universities – be it in their home countries or in other members’ countries. Whereas science education generally needs to be locally “anchored” and implemented, the GYA has learned that contributions from international scientists can make the activities even more attractive and motivating for the target group. At a more structural level, the GYA contributes to organizing the exchange of experience and to globalizing best practice examples.