Three new MA.R.CH. Pilots in Bulgaria

Three MA.R.CH. pilots were realized in Bulgaria in the month of May, reaching more than 270 students!

Science Fair in Mirkovo

The first pilot was held in the village of Mirkovo on the 05th of May. A science fair (Science Day) was organized at Georgi Benkovski Primary school, Mirkovo, where students are able to demonstrate their STEM projects completed during the year.

Photos from the event:

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TechnoFair in Kazanlak

The second pilot was held on the 10th of May in the city of Kazanlak. During the Science Day (TechnoFair Kazanlak) was an exhibition of the specialties, thus relating education to career development. A competition for science models and experiments followed and the conclusion was a session from local businesses, presenting opportunities for work after graduation.

Photos from the event:

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Astroparty in Baykal

And the third MA.R.CH. pilot for the month was held in the city of Baykal, near the Danube river. The activities of this Science Day (Astroparty Baykal) was focused on astronomy experiments and observations with stellar maps plus lectures from professional scientists. The lectures build on common knowledge about the physical bodies on Earth and in Space, as described in the  school curriculum. But this pilot activity further deepens the knowledge and understanding of how every student (a future scientist or engineer) can help discover the secrets of the universe using Inquiry based learning.

Photos from the event:

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Do YOU want to submit a pilot?

Please do so by checking the official MA.R.CH. website (, consulting the Guide for Teachers and send us your Pilot event until the 6th of October at

MA.R.CH. Presentation during International Day of Astronomy #AstroSU

The MA.R.CH. project was presented during the International Day of Astronomy, held on the 14th of May in the Sofia Observatory at the “Borisova gradina” park in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Observatory is a research institution and is part of the Dept. of Astronomy, Faculty of Physics, Sofia University.

This year is the first time that the International Day of Astronomy is being celebrated in Bulgaria. Read more about the Dept. of Astronomy here:


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MA.R.CH. Coaching Session #6

The sixth MA.R.CH. Coaching Session for Pilots Implementation in Bulgaria was held on the 12th of May 2016 during Sofia Science Festival 2016. The Festival is the major event for science communication and is organized by British Council Bulgaria, The Ministry of Education of Bulgaria, The Municipality of Sofia, Forum Democrit and many private and institutional partners.

#‎MARCH‬ ‪#‎STEM‬ ‪#‎ScienceMARCH‬

Learn more about Sofia Science Festival at the official webpage:
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MA.R.CH. Coaching Session in Bulgaria #5.

The fifth MA.R.CH. Coaching Session for Pilots Implementation in Bulgaria was held on the 10 of May 2016 in the city of Plovdiv during the International Express Yourself 2016 Conference, part of the Chain Reaction EU Project ( 58 teachers from 12 countries (UK, Bulgaria, Italy, Slovakia, Turkey, France, Slovenia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Jordan and Georgia) took part in the session.

The city of Plovdiv is the sixth oldest town in the world and the second biggest city in Bulgaria, after the capital, Sofia.


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Four MA.R.CH. Pilots Rock Bulgaria!

In March and April 2016 four MA.R.CH. pilots were organized in Bulgaria. More than 1700 students, 220 teachers and educators took active part!

The first pilot was a Science Day, organized on the 12th of March in the American College of Sofia. More than 150 students and 25 teachers took part!

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The second pilot was a Science Day, dedicated to Geography and Geophysics in the city of Kazanlak in the period 16-17 April 2016. More than 160 students, 90 teachers and 105 university students were present!

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The other two pilots were organized in the city of Vidin. Vidin is the poorest region in the EU, thus a Science Day (actively involving more than 1140 students and 87 teachers) and a Cafe Scientifique Junior (for 200 high school students and 8 teachers) helped show that STEM disciplines are a good career choice.

Science Day:

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Cafe Scientifique Junior:

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Do YOU want to submit a pilot?

Please do so by checking the official MA.R.CH. website (, consulting the Guide for Teachers and send us your Pilot event until the 6th of October at

Invitation for a MA.R.CH. Coaching Session in Sofia!

Уважаеми колеги-преподаватели и учители по природни науки,
/For ENGLISH please scroll down/
Не пропускайте по време на тазгодишния Софийския фестивал на науката да научите повече за възможностите да реализирате пилотни дейности във вашите училища по проекта MA.R.CH. Представянето на проекта и възможностите за финансово подпомагане на вашите идеи ще се случи на 12 май от 13 часа в Камерна зала на Театър София. Вход – свободен! Заповядайте!
Допълнителна информация:
Проект MARCH
12 май, 13:00-14:00, Камерна зала, За преподаватели по природоматематически дисциплини
До всички преподаватели по природоматематически дисциплини – това събитие е точно за вас! То ще ви запознае с пилотни практики, които можете да използвате в училище. „MARCH“ (Make Science Real in Schools) е тригодишен проект, финансиран от Европейската комисия, насочен към обмен на добри практики при преподаването на природни науки. В него участват партньори от Великобритания, Гърция, Германия, Сърбия, Литва, България и Португалия. Собствените идеи за проверка са добре дошли!
В партньорство с Форум Демокрит (
Dear STEM teachers,
We kindly invite you to participate in the MA.R.CH. Coaching Session on the 12th of May at 13:00 pm during the Sofia Science Festival 2016. The event will take place in the Small Scene of Sofia Theatre in the “Zaimov” Park. Please feel free to send us any question and confirm your participation at

MA.R.CH. Coaching Session in Bulgaria #3.

The third MA.R.CH. Coaching Session for Pilots Implementation in Bulgaria was held on the 22nd of April 2016 in the city of Vidin. 18 teachers took active part.

Vidin is the poorest region in Europe. Thus the implementation of MA.R.CH. pilots might driven interest into STEM education and career, thus providing highly skilled individuals to change that in the longterm.

‪#‎MARCH‬ ‪#‎STEM‬ ‪#‎ScienceMARCH‬

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MA.R.CH. Tutorial for Teachers Available in BULGARIAN!

Dear STEM teachers and colleagues,

The MA.R.CH. ( tutorial is now available in Bulgarian! You can download it from here.

Уважеми учители,

Ръководството за реализиране на пилотни дейности по проект MA.R.CH. вече е налично на български език. Можете да го свалите оттук.

Очакваме вашите реализирани пилотни дейности до октомври 2016 г. на имейл


MA.R.CH. Coaching Session in Bulgaria #2

The second MA.R.CH. ( Coaching Session for Pilots Implementation in Bulgaria was  was organized by Forum Democrit and held on the 9nd of April 2016 during the 44th National Conference on Physics Education of the Union of Physicist in Bulgaria in the city of Yambol. More than 70 teachers and educators took part and a science report is published in the conference proceedings. Read the report here (in Bulgarian)!

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