Citizen science: a fad or the future?

Citizen science conference

The first conference of its kind was held by OPAL partners and invited guests at the National Museum Wales in Cardiff on 1 December 2015 - an event which sought to examine the current state of Citizen Science.

Delegates braved the wet weather to attend a day of thought-provoking presentations and interactive workshops, all surrounding the question and title of the day:

'Citizen Science: A Fad or the Future?'


OPAL runs a fun science day in Newcastle

OPAL ran a fun science day with a serious purpose in Newcastle upon Tyne last month.

Around 200 local people joined in the fun at a family apple day and science day in Nuns Moor Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 17 October.

Local groups Greening Wingrove, Change 4 Life and Sustrans ran an apple and spoon race, a longest apple peel competition, and Dr Bike from Sustrans checked out the condition of people’s bikes.

People also took part in a series of engaging science activities run by OPAL scientists.


Visitors discover diversity at Imperial College

From hunting for British bugs to identifying rare species from the African rainforest, visitors of all ages explored the variety of the natural world at Imperial College’s Silwood Park Campus on Saturday.

Discover diversity: The planet's wildlife on your doorstep gave staff, students, local families and schoolchildren the chance to learn about the wildlife all around them.


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