NUCLEO Interactivo de Astronomia Associacio (NUCLIO)

NUCLIO – Núcleo Interactivo de Astronomia ( is a non-profit association and a Non-Governmental Organization for development that focuses on innovation in education and Science teaching. We believe that education is the fundamental pillar of human evolution and that teaching is one of the most important professions in the world so all our efforts focus on bringing development into schools and supporting all teachers willing to innovate and update their practice.

We coordinate and participate as partner in several national and international projects where we bring to schools innovative methodologies such as the Inquiry-Based Learning, Design Thinking, Open Schooling and embrace a STEAM approach through the integration of artistic approaches.

We coordinate the Galileo Teacher Training program, a vast network of teachers and training courses that reaches over 50 000 teachers all over the world and we are one of the coordinators of PLOAD, the Portuguese Language Office for Astronomy Development, an initiative that supports the Astronomy for Development Strategic plan 2010 – 2020 by promoting Astronomy as a tool for development in Portuguese speaking countries and communities all over the world.

We are a group of researchers, scientists, educators and teacher trainers that work together to help schools become not just updated in relation to society but to be one step ahead!