European Union Hands-on Science Network, whose center is in Portugal, is a broadly participated international organization. It stands for promoting the development of science education and scientific literacy in our societies (http://www.hsci.info/).
Within this frame, each year, international conferences are organized with the participation of many academicians, researchers, administrators, teachers and educators in all school levels from pre-school to adult education from different parts of the world.
In these conferences; hands on experimental implementations, innovative approaches to science, environmental education, the use of technology in school-teaching and learning, are shared.
First conference was held in 2004 in Slovenia and it was followed by HSCI 2005 in Greece, HSCI 2006 in Portugal, HSCI 2007 in Azores, HSCI 2008 in Brasil, HSCI 2009 in India, HSCI 2010 in Greece, HSCI 2011 in Ljubljana, HSCI 2012 in Turkey, HSCI 2013 in Slovakia, HSCI 2014 and 2015 in Portugal, HSCI 2016 in Czech Republic, HSCI 2017 in Portugal, HSCI 2018 in Spain. Each of these international conferences were attended by hundreds of participants from all over the world with a wide variety of their valuable presentations and contributions.
Erentay Educational Consultancy has been the member of HSCI Network since 2006 and advisory board member of international HSCI conferences.
Within this frame; 9th International Conference on Hands-on Science (HSCI’2012) on 17-21 October 2012, and 1st Children’s Summit on Hands on Science and Environmental Education (HSCI-EE-1) were held on October 20, 2012 at Akdeniz University, Antalya-Turkey.
The 2nd Children’s Summit on Hands on Science and Environmental Education (HSCI-EE-2) was then initiated on May 17, 2014 at ÇEK 3 Mart Educational Instutions in Bursa, Turkey.
The 3rd Children’s Summit on Hands on Science and Environmental Education (HSCI-EE-3) took place on April 30, 2016 at Nazım Hikmet Congress and Arts Centre in Ankara-Turkey.
Open to all contributions on national and international scales, the 4th Children’s Summit on Hands on Science and Environmental Education (HSCI-EE-4) is going to be held at Ministry of Education - Şura Festival Hall in Ankara-Turkey with the support of Atatürk Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School.