Science meetings with children - Istanbul

May 19, 2014

Dear all,

Our “Science meetings with children” series is almost completed with 5 lectures realised so far here at Çocukistanbul. The 6th and the final one will be held on May 26th. There has been a total of around 550 attendees so far and it seems we will end up with around 700 together with families. Based on the feedbacks I can say with no doubt, we are happy with the success of this first year experience.

This link will take you to an interview with Elisabeth Menasse - from ZOOM Children Museum, Vienna - we arranged with the daily newspaper Hürriyet, the “admiral ship” of the main stream media. You will also find below a scanned copy of the news. I know it is in Turkish and you will not be able to follow, however, in short, it is directly on our lecture series and Elisabeth had also the opportunity to mention the SiS Catalyst program.

Best Regards,


Informal Education-çocukistanbul

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First MAs visit of ZOOM and Çocukistanbul - Video

January 7, 2013 - January 9, 2013

Click here to watch the video of our first MA-Meeting in January 2013, Istanbul

Mentoring Partnership between ZOOM, Vienna & Cocukistanbul, Istanbul

April 24, 2013

The MAs showcase session in the afternoon started with an update from Elizabeth and Erdoğan on their Mentoring Association between Verein ZOOM Kindermuseum, Vienna & Informel Egitim ve Danismanlik LTD STI / Cocuckistanbul, Istanbul.

You will find their powerpoint presentation attached bellow.

The next steps for them are:

  • Reflection on the Viennese Model
  • Analyse the Needs of Cocuckistanbul (audience, site, other offerings in the field of science education for children in Istanbul, stakeholders, finances)
  • Develop the Istanbul Model

You can find more about those two institutions by visiting their website:

Thank you to the teams from ZOOM and Cocuckistanbul for their work !

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Verein ZOOM Kindermuseum's first visit to Çocukistanbul Informel Egitim, Istanbul

January 7, 2013 - January 9, 2013

First Mentoring Associates visit between ZOOM Children's Museum, Vienna and Çocukistanbul Informel Egitim, Istanbul.

We share our activities such as:

  • energy education programme
  • mystery boxes education programme

For ZOOM, it was also a good opportunity to visit the Science Museum at Santralintanbul.

Individuals from the Mentoring Association involved: Elisabeth Menasse and Christiane Thenius from ZOOM Children's Museum, Vienna & Sibel Çetingöz and Erdoğan Kahyaoğlu from Çocukistanbul Informel Egitim, Istanbul