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Thursday, June 6 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Two for One! This session will include two half hour talks LIMITED
Limited Capacity seats available

Matt Larsen-Daw - Education for Our Planet
How can science educators help to save the planet? Starting with an introduction to the wealth of educational resources and free multimedia content available to educators through the Our Planet project, this practical talk will use real-life examples and demonstrations to explain how you can embed environmental education into your lessons and wider school life, and why you should. Includes an interactive guide to involving your students in the Our Planet global citizen science programme, building understanding of local and global biodiversity and the role they can play in sustaining it for the future.

Fran Long - Engaging with natural history museums to invigorate your science curriculum at school
Discover how museum collections and practical study of real specimens can be used to enrich the KS2 curriculum. A recent pilot study using the British Insect Collection demonstrated the impact of using of museum specimens to successfully increase knowledge. Development of working scientifically skills were evident whilst sparking curiosity and a passion for natural history. Learn about opportunities to showcase STEM careers (role of an entomologist) and link to work of famous scientists such as Carl Linnaeus. Many ideas can easily be replicated in the classroom and school grounds whilst demonstrating the benefits of collaboration with local museums and organisations.

Speakers
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Fran LONG

Fran is an innovative educator, STEM engagement specialist, trainer and researcher . A PSTT Fellow & PSQM Gold holder who is passionate about raising STEM career aspirations. Enthusiatic about promoting science & engineering in the primary years & beyond. Always looking for creative... Read More →


Thursday June 6, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Fintry Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE, UK
  • Target age range 4-11