Schools in the south of England - are you in need of ecology?
More than ever, we need scientists and citizens with an understanding and appreciation for the wonder and importance of ecology - the science of life on Earth.
I'm currently working with the British Ecological Society's "Ecological Ambassadors" scheme to support the teaching of ecology at A-level in UK schools, which involves guiding fieldwork practicals and talking to school groups about the opportunities for studying ecology at university. As an "Ecological Ambassador", I'm determined to show the next generation of ecologists how amazing, bizarre, wild, and important ecology is - especially for schools where perhaps the opportunities aren't in their favour.
So, if you're a school in the south of England (I'm based in Bristol, so travel constraints mean I'm particularly keen to hear from schools in the south-west) interested in promoting a love of the science of ecology amongst your students, then do get in touch. I am more than happy to talk to school-age groups about everything from career prospects in ecology to general talks about the the fantastically weird and wonderful in the subject. Later in the year, I will also be running field practicals. Because, in today's world, what could be more important than ensuring we have a new generation of passionate ecologists? Contact me if you're interested!