Outreach @ Presidential Meeting

14 May 2017

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The BSPP Outreach Officer invited secondary biology teachers and sixth-formers to join in with the 2015 Presidential Meeting. This novel approach to outreach took advantage of the large gathering of scientists at the Presidential Meeting offering teachers and sixth-formers their own dedicated session and a chance to join in with the poster session. 

A mix of short-talks from leading researchers and a chance to join the conference poster sessions helped reveal the world of plant disease to a new audience and support their  learning for GCSE and A level. Sat around in the informal setting of the Blue Skies room, the students responded really well to the talks asking challenging questions which clearly demonstrated their understanding of the talks 

A report written by one of the teachers attending in 2015 is downloadable here

If you are a teacher in the Nottingham, area, look out we'll be doing it all again when this year's Presidential meeting rolls into town in September 2017 (probably Monday 11th).