Getting started

Getting involved in British Science Week is really easy, and you can take part in lots of different ways.

Organise an event

Running an event of your own may seem daunting, but we’re here to help you all the way, from writing your pledge, to applying for grants to providing activity packs.

We also have ‘how to’ guides to help you get started and advice about finding a presenter.

Become a citizen scientist!

If organising an event isn’t for you, there are lots of events you can participate in, such as our citizen science project. This year’s partnership is with The Plastic Tide who are a charity made up of ocean, science and tech enthusiasts obsessed with working out ways to clean up our oceans of marine litter and plastic.

Run to the Deep

Following British Science Week’s hugely popular virtual race, Run the Solar System, we’re delighted to announce a BRAND NEW race for 2018: Run to the Deep. 

Produced in partnership with Six to StartRun to the Deep is an immersive running app which chronicles a journey from the sea surface to the Marianas Trench – the deepest know part of the ocean – as you run over a 10k distance. Explorer Pierre-Yves Cousteau narrates the virtual race, detailing alien creatures, amazing seascapes, and human exploration stories as you “descend” to the ocean floor.