We’ve given a number of talks in schools. National Science and Engineering Week provides the freedom to cover a range of subjects. However, teachers are particular interested in activities that are Curriculum linked.
We’ve been able to link zebrafish to the following aspects from the curriculum:
Key Stage 1&2 (Primary School)
Youth Groups - for example: the Scout and Guide movement offer great opportunities to try out activities on enthusiastic children across a range of ages, without the restrictions of the national curriculum.
University Open Days – our ‘pod’ is used to explain our research led teaching to potential undergraduate students and their parents.
Museums – it’s not just the obvious ones directly linked to Biosciences, but others may host outreach days for schools, with broad remits, or need help for specific exhibits.
Café Scientific – if your town doesn’t have one, start one!
Training - Understanding Animal Research is an organisation that can provide training for researchers wishing to talk about their research in public. The BSA, the research councils and your workplace also offer support, and consider becoming a STEM ambassador.
Fancy making your own (paper) zebrafish? Click here to find out more.