The MUSE and the SDGs live on Rai Gulp with "La Banda dei Fuoriclasse"

Every Thursday, from 11 February to 3 June 2021 the MUSE - Science Museum of Trento will be live on Rai Gulp to talk about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.

The programme, with over 80,000 live viewers every day, is a “Rai Ragazzi” production in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, broadcast on Rai Gulp from Monday to Friday in the afternoon from 15.00 to 16.30.

It is a modern, inclusive and fun after-school programme that was created during the lockdown of last spring with the aim of bringing a truly 'digital' school into people's homes, with experts proposing experiments, teachers correcting homework and daily guests offering ideas for workshops, handicrafts and much more.

The MUSE's new column on sustainability made its debut on Thursday 11 February 2021 with an introductory lecture on the 2030 Agenda. From Thursday 18 February the 17 "global goals" will be dealt with in detail; the sustainable development objectives, signed in 2015 by more than 150 countries, are to be pursued by the end of this decade, for the future of our planet and society.

Four young specialists of the MUSE, Rosa Ilaria Quercia, Federica Navarria, Walter Inama and Diego Sala, coordinated by Filippo Mattei and David Tombolato - head of the MUSE Sustainability Area - will provide us with live insights and practical tips. 

The MUSE is member of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASVIS) since its inception; it is also the coordinator of the ICOM (International Council of Museums) sustainability working group and the communication contact institution for the Autonomous Province of Trento for the 2030 Agenda.

The MUSE is the lead institution of the "Museintegrati" (Integrated Museums) project, which counts among its partners ICOM Italy and ANMS (National Association of Science Museums).

The "Banda dei Fuoriclasse" ( “the Stars’ Team”): over 80,000 viewers a day

Every day, more than 80,000 viewers followed the programme live, in addition to the viewers who watched the programme online on  Rai Play

Some numbers in 2020: 1,440 minutes of lessons and workshops by the teachers for the curricular subjects, 176 lessons with fixed lecturers ranging from Italian to mathematics, from history to geography, from astronomy to music. 

 "It is the only programme - say the authors of the RAI (Italian State Television) - that since last April, in the middle of the first lockdown and even before international broadcasters such as the BBC, has brought school on TV on Rai Gulp for all students of primary and secondary schools with the aim of learning by having fun. All with a special focus on the environment, technology, the world of emotions, civic education and the world of nature, covering all fields of knowledge and following the guidelines of the Italian Ministry of Education".

MUSE weekly courses continue too

The collaboration between the MUSE and The "Banda dei Fuoriclasse" ( “the Stars’ Team”) is still growing:

since last autumn, the Science Museum of Trento has been the content producer of the Rai Gulp programme dedicated to young people. Every month, the MUSE produces courses of five episodes in which science-themed experiences and workshops are proposed to children and young people. Four episodes have been aired and are still viewable in streaming on Rai Play. 

The first episode, set at the Museo delle Palafitte del lago di Ledro (Museum of Pile dwellings in Molina di Ledro), teaches young viewers how to "become real prehistorians", giving advice on how to light a fire, build an arch and make good, nutritious bread. The second workshop, held in the MUSE gardens, is entitled "Un ortolano geniale" (A genius horticulturalist); the third, entitled "Come diventare un perfetto animal sitter" (How to become a perfect pet sitter), offers useful tips on how to look after our pets in the best possible way. The last workshop, broadcast during the first week of February 2021, features Massimo Bernardi, a palaeontologist from MUSE, with practical advice on how to "become a dinosaur expert".

In March, April, May and June 2021 other four new MUSE courses will be available!

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