March 10, 2020

From 19 to 23 October at Casa Morgado Esporão in Portugal runs the 3nd edition of the Low Cost Film Making course with Dr. George Chan

This course teaches how to make short documentaries with Dr. George Chan, collaborator of Sir David Attenborough on the BBC Planet Eart...

August 15, 2019

Science Retreats and the Norwegian Institute for Journalism will organise a professional workshop for journalists of Portugal and Norway to discuss climate change and how to cover the topic as journalistic pieces. We are proud at Casa Morgado Esporão to host such an ex...

January 30, 2019

Building on previous successful experience we offer the third edition of this 5-day low cost film making course. Run by former BBC film maker it will take you through all the stages of making a short documentary about your research. More information here.

May 10, 2018

Why do species occur where they do? Where will they occur in the future given current and future environmental changes? How will changes in species distributions affect ecosystem services humans depend upon? These are not just questions of scientific relevance. They ar...

February 24, 2018

Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori (August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy. She was a single mother. She developed the Montessori educatio...

January 11, 2018

We are happy to announce that a second edition of the Low Cost Scientific Film Making is going to take place with George Chan at Casa Morgado Esporão in the fall of 2018. Registrations are now open here.

Some images from last year's course

October 26, 2017

Practicing interviews is a big thing in film making, as there are a thousand aspects to pay attention to: the right light, the background, the sound, the way questions are set and answered...

But why going through so much trouble?...

Doris Weiser: "I am a researcher in t...

October 25, 2017

Today, the students actually made a film!

Unfortunately, they weren't happy with me sharing it with you, spoiling a stunning Episode 3...

So instead I went for a more serious tone and asked Maria Persson - who revealed herself in the course as a natural-born actress! - w...

October 23, 2017

Here they are, the new students, discussing the film each one is going to make. Expect the most amazing stuff, from the student looking out for some scientist's bones, to the one dreaming of surfing mega tsunami's waves... goodness knows what will come out of this cour...

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