Endangered earthworms

Today is Endangered Species Day, which aims to make people aware about endangered species, why they are threatened and how they can be helped. An endangered species is one where its population is especially low, when the last have gone it is classed as extinct. Around the internet today there will be lots of articles …

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Organising a conference is hard work!

March arrives and it's time for the annual Natural History Museum (NHM) Student Conference! I am on the student committee and so help with the organisation. There's a lot to do organising a conference but we learnt from last year and with new members on the team it seemed a lot less stressful this year! …

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The British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2016

If a scientist does research and doesn’t tell anyone about it, have they done research at all? Communicating results of our research to other scientists is essential, it allows others to critique it and make recommendations, build on our work and make decisions about how to manage issues based on the results. Scientists communicate the …

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Science Uncovered 2016

Science Uncovered is part of European Researchers' Night, and is a free annual festival of science held at various institutions across the UK giving the public the opportunity to discover rare items from the Museum collections, meet experts and take part in interactive science stations, debates and behind-the-scenes tours. This is the fourth Science Uncovered I have …

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Earthworm Watch at the Bristol Festival of Nature

I was able to attend the Bristol Festival of Nature thanks to a grant from the British Ecological Society. I was fortunate to be the first beneficiary of the Regional Funding Scheme which provides support for researchers to undertake public engagement activities. The Bristol Festival of Nature is the UK's largest celebration of the natural world with two days …

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Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2016

Last year I blogged about my first visit to the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival. This year I was back - promoting my new citizen science project Earthworm Watch, which I have developed with Earthwatch and the Natural History Museum. This time the Natural History Museum occupied a whole marquee and I attended on the Saturday …

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Natural History Museum Nature Live

On Sunday I presented my new citizen science project Earthworm Watch at two Nature Live events at the Natural History Museum. Nature Live events are hosted in the Attenborough Studio and are a chance for members of the public to meet scientists and discover the research that goes on behind the scenes at the Museum. …

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