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Want your child to be an engineer? Give them a falcon or go stargazing

The Guardian – Michael Savage

“A childhood brush with beekeeping, a foray into falconry or a fossil-hunting trip could inspire a new generation of much-needed engineers, scientists and mathematicians, new research suggests. Schools are being urged to consider introducing children to a hobby related to science, technology, engineering and maths – the so-called Stem subjects – after a major study found that it could leave them with a lifelong interest and shape their career path. The research also suggested that hobbies may even help increase the number of female scientists and those from ethnic minorities.”(more)

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