Scientists at the Sainsbury Lab, Cambridge, discussing their work with those involved in biology education and teacher training
There are plenty of ways for plant scientists to share their enthusiasm and to communicate their work to a new generation of young students. These range from offering a work experience placement in your lab, to writing an article for a popular school science magazine, to offering an event at a local Science Week or Fascination of Plants Day.
Science and Plants for Schools supports plant scientists who wish to get involved with science outreach at a secondary school or FE college level.
We can do this in a variety of ways
- suggesting appropriate organisations for you to work with, e.g. Nuffield Foundation Science Bursaries, STEM Ambassadors.
- offering guidance on how your research relates to the secondary and post-16 curriculum
- suggesting school science magazines which may be interested in publishing popular articles on your research
- offering guidance as to how you can share your materials with teachers and other plant science educators
- providing occasional opportunities for scientists to give talks to school and college groups
We are currently working with the UK Plant Sciences Federation on the preparation of a science outreach toolkit, to be available online for use by all plant scientists.