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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Going into the Blue…

Last week I was fortunate to attend the NERC Into the Blue public engagement event in Manchester with the British Ecological Society.  Into the blue Manchester was held at the Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport and featured forty exhibits staffed by NERC scientists and associates, interactive activities, aircraft tours and live talks. I volunteered for two …

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Throwback Thursday – Celebrating 50 Years of the Biological Records Centre (July 2014)

 This week's #throwbackthursday is from exactly two years ago and features the Biological Records Centre 50th anniversary symposium. Last weekend I was at a symposium in Bath celebrating 50 years of the Biological Records Centre (BRC). The BRC collates and manages species observation data, including supporting biological recording schemes in publishing atlases, developing and hosting …

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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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