Mission Invertebrate

This weekend I was back at The Regent's Park helping with their project Mission Invertebrate. This project is funded by the People's Postcode Lottery and is investigating what invertebrates live in The Regent's Park and how this relates to where the Park's hedgehog population lives. The project is a citizen science project - members of …

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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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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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Earthworm innards at the Wohl Reach Out Lab

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by fellow Soil Biodiversity Group member (and termite fan) Fez to help with earthworm dissections at the Wohl Reach Out Lab where she works. My first thought was panic! Although I know quite a lot about the outsides of earthworms, other than a dissection back in school I have done …

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