Dara O Briain gets the lowdown on the OPAL tree health survey

It's not every day that your work gets a mention on a primetime BBC TV show. But last night, the OPAL tree health survey was among the projects covered on Dara O Briain's Science Club.

The programme focused on citizen science, looking at projects around the world harnessing the power of mass participation, such as Californians recording earthquake activity data on their laptops.


I'm on BBC online!

Last Tuesday I was filmed by a lovely lady called Becky from the BBC.  We had a great day out at Silwood Park (the Imperial College campus in Ascot) bug hunting, and Becky filmed me as I went along looking under logs, in the trees and in fallen leaves for all the bugs we could find.

And here's the result - this video went up on the BBC online website this morning... 


Springwatch does Bugs Count!

Had a fabulous time yesterday - finished the day off with an evening drinks reception to celebrate the launch of Bugs Count.  Very excited to see all the TV coverage, and we found out today that BBC Springwatch are interested.  Hopefully their presenters will have given the survey a go during their lunch hour today and should be talking about it on the programme tonight!!

So look out for Bugs Count on Springwatch tonight - BBC2 at 8pm!


Museum of Life

The Museum of Life presenters

Discover what goes on behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum, and learn about the exciting research of the many scientists who work there.

Museum of Life is a new BBC documentary series giving you an inside look at the Natural History Museum.


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